WATCH: Council’s old ‘beehive’ building demolished

The Gold Coast’s so-called ‘beehive’ building has been smashed to pieces to make way for a new cultural precinct.

The historic former Council administration block in Evandale will be replaced by a world-class amphitheatre and art-space, as part of stage one of the Gold Coast Cultural Precinct.

“This is the last significant section of the 40-year-old administration building to be demolished,” Mayor Tom Tate said.


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“In less than two years, this site will be the city’ s heart for artistic, cultural and civic celebration,” Cr Tate added.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxJZivtEkfw&feature=youtu.be

The amphitheatre and stage will cater for 850 patrons seated, to around 5000 guests standing.

“I look forward to opening those community facilities for all to enjoy.”

The structure’s building materials will have a new life, with 100 per cent of the light, medium and heavy gauge steel, as well as concrete, being recycled.

Construction of the amphitheatre will start in October.

Check out the longer version of the drone footage here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wt4nq9lU_tc&feature=youtu.be