Kehoe Myers has been involved in a number of iconic projects in Toowoomba, including the $15 million refurbishment of the Burke & Wills Hotel. The Hotel was originally designed by Dr Karl Langer, an acclaimed Austrian architect. The hotel was built in 1956 and we were fortunate to sight the original plans for the building. Unfortunately there had been significant modifications on the building since its construction and those plans were not all available. Suffice to say our team and the construction crew came across some surprises along the way.
Kehoe Myers was involved in the civil and structural work for the building. The hotel comprises 82 guest rooms, 2 restaurants, a bar and 5 modern function rooms of varying sizes. Our work included analysing the building to ensure previous modifications did not impact the structural nature of the work being completed. Our team also needed to ensure the weight of the new façade would not cause issues into the future.
Darren Dickfos was the Architect and ensured the old world charm remained with a gold-plated revolving door and custom designed chandelier. We recommend paying a visit to this iconic Toowoomba hotel.