3 Molonglo Drive

Project Features

  • A Grade commercial office
  • Five storey building
  • 35,000 m2 net lettable space
  • 5.5 Star NABERS Base Building Energy Rating
  • 5 Star Green Star Rating
  • Condensed project timeframe
  • Capacity for 2,000 work points
  • Full-height 1,200 m2 atrium
  • Open and enclosed office spaces
  • Meeting facilities, enclosed theatrette, open amphitheatre and informal gathering spaces
  • Extensive end of trip amenities
  • Externally accessed café facilities
Year Completed

Project Details

Environmentally advanced design enables 5.5  Star NABERS rating for Fairbairn’s latest commercial office building

Working alongside long-term partner Construction Control, Benmax successfully delivered the mechanical services for CAG’s latest commercial building located at Brindabella Business Park, Canberra. At 35,000 m2, it is twice the size of any other office building located within the precinct, and its environmentally advanced design supports a 5 Star Green Star rating and 5.5 Star NABERS base building energy rating.

With a condensed project timeframe, the experience and adaptability of the Benmax team was crucial in ensuring the unique operational requirements of the new government tenant were accommodated, while also meeting the stringent service specifications and strict security requirements.

Designed around a full height 1,200m2 atrium, the building combines an impressive visual aesthetic with a strong commitment to sustainability incorporating solar power, generator back up, advanced UPS and battery redundancy systems and water recycling. System design and equipment selection were crucial to ensure the buildings HVAC services met the high-level environmental targets of the client, while providing the highest levels of comfort for tenants and visitors to building.

The project was successfully handed over to the client in 2019.


2019 Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards

  • Winner – Commercial Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration more than $50 Million (Construction Control).
Working in partnership with Construction Control, Benmax successfully delivered the mechanical services fit out for the 35,000 m2 five storey, A Grade commercial office building with a 5.5 Star NABERS Base Building Energy Rating.

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