JB Legacy gallery
Being at the forefront of the building design industry in Cairns means we have worked on many projects

Have a look through some of our past projects through the below gallery

JB Legacy gallery
Being at the forefront of the building design industry in Cairns means we have worked on many projects
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Sometimes a project will give us the opportunity to combine traditional integrity with modern functionality.

One such example is the Global Palace Backpackers Hostel in Lake Street. The client’s brief in 2001 was to commission JB Design to redevelopment the old Palace Picture Theatre in Lake Street, Cairns into a contemporary backpackers’ hostel.

The design is tailored to fit the client’s brief, and is known today as the Global Palace Hotel and Arcade. This project very quickly turned into a successful and enjoyable adventure.


Design Team:

Headed by Terry James


Office and Fleet Storage Building
Plath Street, Cairns, Queensland
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The client, a north Queensland tour bus company, required an office block incorporating storage for a fleet of buses.

The building stands out as an impressive commercial structure, largely due to Mr. James' design experience and flair for style.

JB Design provided the following services:

  • Building Design
  • Development Application
  • Architectural Documentation
  • Structural Documentation

This design was a finalist in the 2005 Queensland Building design Awards for Commercial Buildings having won that category at the North Queensland Regional Awards


Multi-unit Residential
Draper Street, Cairns
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The brief was to design a block of residential units in the Character Precinct, maximising the number of units on the block of land.

The design grew from re-visiting the well-known Queensland Style, popular in the past, and incorporating a contemporary, energy-efficient design, to bring it into the 21st Century.

Mr. Terry James was the Designer and Project Manager from Development Application Stage through to completion of construction


Design Team:

Headed by Terry James


La Spina Constructions Pty Ltd

Multi-Res Projects
"Working with government departments, hotel developments and more"
Development Consultants
"We can manage the intricacies of a planning application on your behalf"
Contract Management
"Contract Management is all about controlling and supervising contract requirements"
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Combining Function and Style with Innovative Design Solutions to Create not just a Building, but a Lifestyle

JB Design (Cairns) Pty Ltd

Phone: (07) 4044 0500
E-mail: reception@jbdesign.com.au

Office: 192 Mulgrave Road, Cairns QLD 4870

Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm

Postal: PO Box 869, Bungalow Post Office, Cairns Q 4870

Queensland Building and Construction Commission

Our QBCC Licence allows us to design for all building classifications and all building heights. QBCC Licence: Class – Open (67805, 66266)

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