Working with Hames Sharley, the Queens Hotel Redevelopment is an adaptive reuse project that aims to revitalise a grand 20th Century hotel located between Townsville's CBD and the Strand oceanfront walkway and Anzac Memorial Park. The project restores the legibility of the form and scale of the old hotel after years of unsympathetic alterations. The addition of a new 'verandah' completes the perimeter of deep threshold space typical of this style of building in this hot, dry climate. New full height foyer links celebrate the ostentatious heritage interiors and create a network of public space through the building. The redevelopment of the Queens Hotel will ensure continued use of this wonderful piece of Townsville's history.