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DBI Office including Spirit Development

DBI relocated from Cavill Avenue and moved into Trickett Street in November 2008.

The site has had a somewhat chequered past, having at various times been a cabaret club, a live music venue and finally the Trocadero nightclub which closed prior to DBI taking ownership.

An extensive refurbishment included demolishing bars and stage areas, repainting the black interior to white, and bringing the space back to life as a contemporary design studio.

The studio benefits from the grand entry and foyer space that previously greeted nightclub patrons. Canvasses of Jimmy Barnes and a Salvador Daliinspired surfer still don the walls, along with some neon signs to ensure the office’s colourful history isn’t forgotten.

Walls also display various projects and awards DBI has been fortunate to be part of in its 38-year history.

DBI staff are looking forward to taking Open House guests to their outdoor balcony for a bird’s eye view of the construction of their latest project, Spirit, right next door.

Level 1, 9 Trickett Street, Surfers Paradise

10AM - 3PM



Guided & self-guided tours. Guided tours every hour.

Building type

Design studio