12 Creek Street Annex, BrisbaneBrisbane, Qld

One of Australia’s prominent real estate groups, Dexus, led the development of a new office tower, The Annex, at 12 Creek Street in Brisbane. Dexus manages a superb Australian property portfolio valued at $31.8 billion, investing only in Australia and directly owning $15.6 billion of office and industrial properties. This project was designed to meet PCA Grade-A, 4.5 Star NABERS Energy, 4 Star NABERS water and 4 Star Green Star building standards. The Annex is a 12-floor commercial building that is home to offices spaces, retail tenancies and an exclusive landscaped terrace overlooking the Brisbane River.

DEXUS appointed NDY to provide core engineering services solutions, with handover to a Design & Construction (D&C) contractor. Aside from being the original 12 Creek Street base building engineers, NDY’s relevant project experience and extensive experience in working with the key stakeholders were key points towards winning the job. With NDY’s expertise, the project was driven to the delivery of the building standard requirements. NDY also provided value-added services such as value engineering and a design review of the D&C tenders. This retains the design intent whilst ensuring the best cost for the building owner.

A unique feature of the project would be the building’s façade, which was designed to align with Brisbane City Council’s masterplan: Buildings That Breathe Design Guide. The façade of the building’s first six levels is aligned with a fig tree canopy which enables outdoor occupation. It is a breathable space linking the indoor area to the outdoor environment, which provides tangible wellbeing benefits. The upper three levels are also culminated with the sky terrace that was designed to mimic a cascading garden. NDY designed the mechanical systems to accommodate the breathable façade and the sky terrace.

Through a collaborative approach, NDY was able to increase The Annex’s efficiency with a full suite of core engineering services solutions. The building’s office levels were designed to accommodate both single and multi-lease occupancy, with the ability to subdivide individual floors to a maximum of six suites. This provides flexibility for both the building owner and tenants. The Annex is a quality asset for Dexus’ portfolio in the Brisbane CBD, and NDY is proud to have contributed to the project.

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