1 Canberra Avenue

Project Features

  • 5 Star NABERS building
  • 24,200 sqm Grade A commercial building
  • Five storey’s above ground with roof level central plant
  • Five storey internal atrium with 1,000 sqm
  • Two independently serviced building wings separated by internal atrium
  • Low temp VAV system
  • Passive chilled beams
Year Completed

Project Details

Located within Canberra’s impressive parliamentary precinct, Benmax was awarded the HVAC mechanical services contract for the $90 million landmark building at 1 Canberra Avenue, Forrest, by Willemsen Group.

The A-grade commercial development holds a 5 Star NABERS rating and offers 24,200 sqm of office accommodation over five levels and two independently serviced building wings. The heart of the building is a 1,000 sqm, five-storey central atrium that provides access across the building and between floors via aerial bridges and helical staircase.

Features of the building include panoramic full height triple silver coated double glazed façade, 200 kW solar array, and three basement levels providing 495 car spaces, loading dock access, amenities, and 700 sqm of enclosed storage. Mechanical services include a roof top central plant, the use of low temp VAV system and passive chilled beams throughout the building.



2015 Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards

  • Winner – Commercial Building – More than $50 million (Willemsen Group)
Benmax successfully delivered the mechanical services for the 24,200 sqm landmark office building at 1 Canberra Avenue.

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