Civic Quarter Tower 2

Project Features

  • 11 storey new construction
  • 35,000 m2 net lettable space
  • A Grade commercial office
  • Sustainability features including solar panels, water retention systems and high efficiency fixtures
  • Business class amenities
  • Externally accessed retail and café facilities
  • 6 Star NABERS rating (base building)
  • 5.5 Star NABERS rating (tenancy)
  • 5 Star Green Star rating target
  • Wellness design initiatives
Year Completed

Project Details

Canberra’s newest commercial tower wins major construction award

Working in partnership with Amalgamated Property Group and Construction Control, Benmax delivered the HVAC mechanical services for the $196 million Civic Quarter Tower 2 (CQ2) project located in Canberra’s CBD.

Located between Northbourne Avenue and Mort Street (Section 26) adjacent to the CQ1 building, the award-winning facility offers 35,000 sqm in nett lettable space (NLA) across 11 levels of A grade commercial office accommodation. It encompasses state-of-the-art technology and the highest in environmental credentials including a NABERS energy rating of 6 stars for the base building and 5.5 stars for the tenancy, Green Star and Wellness initiatives. Built around a central atrium and incorporating open architecture design principles, its sustainability features include rooftop solar panels, water retention systems and high efficiency fixtures.

The Benmax team played a key role in delivering the multifaceted design and technology requirements of the building, as well as managing complex floor plan changes implemented by the client and government tenant during later stages of construction. The team’s use of BIM technology and prefabricated and preassembled mechanical equipment during the design and install stages provided significant benefits to the client including enabling the project team to meet the tight construction program.

Benmax completed work on the project in 2022 and continues to maintain the building’s HVAC systems through our dedicated service and maintenance division.

Following completion of the build CQ2 has gone on to win several industry accolades for excellence and we congratulate project partners on their achievements.


2023 Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards

  • Winner – Commercial Construction over $100m (Amalgamated Property Group)
Benmax delivered the mechanical services for the 35,000 sqm CQ2 commercial office development located in Canberra’s CBD supporting the achievement of a 6 star NABERS energy rating (base building).

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