WATCH: Massive crane assembled to build The Star Gold Coast’s new tower

Above ground works have commenced for The Star Gold Coast’s brand new 53-storey Dorsett hotel and apartments tower, with a soaring 50-metre tower crane now in full swing.

Thirteen semi-trailers brought the crane to site over the weekend, with 40 people on hand to transfer and assemble it, while a 350-tonne mobile crane helped erect it.

Destination Gold Coast Consortium Project Director Jaime Cali said the assembly of the tower crane signalled an exciting milestone, servicing the build of the six-level podium up until around April 2020.


“This new tower crane will be used to deliver the steel bridge elements for the six-level podium and the connection of the tower to The Star Grand – it will carry a range of items such as formwork, reinforcing materials, services, and blockwork,” she said.

“It will continue to build the six-level podium up until it tops out around April next year.

“A few months prior to that, a second tower crane will be erected in the core of the tower’s jumpform, and will be used to build the remaining 47 levels in the tower.”

Expected to open in 2022, the Dorsett hotel and apartments tower will comprise of a 4.5-star hotel with 316 hotel rooms, as well as 423 one and two-bedroom apartments under ‘The Star Residences Gold Coast’ brand.

The tower will also house a dining avenue with a steak and seafood grill house, a designer sweet bar, and three Asian-inspired restaurants including one with live seafood and private dining facilities.

The tower is part of The Star Entertainment Group’s master plan for The Star Gold Coast – a joint venture with its consortium partners, Chow Tai Fook Enterprises and Far East Consortium. Forming Destination Gold Coast Consortium, the partners have approvals to build a further four towers and associated resort facilities as part of a proposed $2 billion-plus investment for Broadbeach Island.