Northbridge is a 40 level office tower located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. It has achieved a 6-star green and ABGR rating for both design and construction. This innovative and prominent building typifies world class building technology. The result is a facility that uses low energy consumption and maintains a low cost long term maintenance program.
The inner city location of the structure and lack of on site storage area created a need for modular prefabricated materials and support systems to delivered to site with a “just in time” methodology.
Additionally the site was bordered on all sides with major neighbouring construction projects that required shared unloading and loading zones.
Offsite assembly of reinforcing cages and finished precast concrete elements contributed to the outstanding construction timeline.
A repetitious continuous formwork, steel placement & concrete finishing jump system successfully kept the typical 5 day floor cycle on track. A redesign of typical floor plates created increased leasing opportunities for open plan design.
In conjunction with the client a holistic maintenance program was developed to maintain the building well beyond the construction completion.
The Facilities Management plan monitors energy consumption and achieves world class renewable principles for water and energy usage.
A target of a 5-star green star rating was surpassed with the achievement of a 6-star green star rating. This increased the attractiveness and value of the building as an outstanding environmentally sustainable development.