Energex NMO

As the master tenant in the Arkhefield designed Circa Commercial Tower 1 (CT1) in Nundah, Energex benefited from a fully integrated 8800m² workplace fitout – enabling a highly customised interior architecture, while optimising efficiencies and value for money.

The new Northern Metropolitan Office (NMO) consolidated some 300 Energex staff from various sites in Brisbane’s north, with the potential to accommodate 574 staff at full capacity.

A key objective of the Energex brief was to create an open and dynamic workplace that promotes interaction and collaboration. Central to achieving this aim was the creation of an open floor plate and central atrium, promoting connectivity between different spaces and levels.

Private spaces and social hubs are defined without the use of solid binding walls. The atrium creates an open focal point for the building interior and workplace. The design successfully negotiates acoustic and lighting issues, while a floating feature artwork punctuates the space.

With innovative design and clever use of materials, Arkhefield has delivered a high quality, highly functional space that has been enthusiastically received by all who use it.

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"Being able to design both exterior and interior fit-outs meant the exterior could help shape the interior, and vice versa. The focus of the workplace is on collaboration and communication, which determined the idea of open floor plates and the central staircase. Private spaces have been incorporated, but these are defined by full-height glass partitions, maintaining the sense of transparency. The building perimeter is a circulation area that can be used and enjoyed by all staff, not a select few."

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Client Energex
Contractor Hutchinson Builders
Scale 8800
Occupancy 574 Seats
AIA Brisbane Regional Commendation, Interior Architecture

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