• Capabilities: Cost Management, Project Management
  • Sectors: Ports and Waterways, Sport and Leisure, Commercial

Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

Brisbane, Queensland - The Brisbane International Cruise Terminal will be a game-changer for the state’s tourism industry, providing south-east Queensland’s first dedicated cruise facility able to accommodate the largest ocean-going cruise ships in the world.


Million project


predicted increase in Brisbane's cruise industry
Aerial view of Brisbane International Cruise Terminal

Being delivered by the Port of Brisbane, the BICT will provide a welcoming entry into Brisbane and Queensland and has been designed to ensure passengers can move easily and efficiently within the terminal and throughout the site.

The $158 million project is targeting completion in mid-2020, and has the potential to more than triple Brisbane’s cruise industry over the next 20 years. It will provide a significant economic boost to the city, welcoming more tourists and supporting the cruise industry’s growth.

To help bring this project to life, Arcadis was commissioned to provide Cost Planning Services from concept drawings through to tender documentation. In addition, we prepared detailed pricing schedules for inclusion within the final tender documents.

Prior to engaging Arcadis, the client had sourced a high-level and indicative cost advice for the project, to use as a basis for establish the project budget. During the detailed design phase, it become clear that delivering on all stakeholder requirements would require careful project budget planning.

In order to maintain the overall program as far as possible, our team worked closely and extensively with the client and the project team to ensure that the initial cost plans were robust, based upon the correct information and the project brief, and as detailed as possible. This, in turn, provided the Port of Brisbane with confidence in the reported outturn costs.

Furthermore, our CostX tool was used for the delivery of Arcadis’ cost plans, enabling the team to assist the client and the wider project team to understand the implications of their design decisions, as well as undertake real-time value engineering adjustments on-screen. This significantly sped-up the design review and value engineering process, saving time and money.

Our data and knowledge were insight enablers for how the Port of Brisbane could influence cost, price and value. Following our initial engagement, based upon a minimal scope of service, we were retained for the duration of the pre-contract design and tender stages.



Million project


predicted increase in Brisbane's cruise industry


tool used to deliver cost plans

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