1 Canberra Avenue


One Canberra is a development located around 500 metres from parliament house on the intersection of Canberra Avenue and National Circuit in Forrest.  Key facts and features for the building include:

  • PCA ‘A’ Grade quality standard.
  • Design 5 Star NABERS independently modelled.
  • 24,100m² NLA.
  • 5 storeys above ground with roof level central plant.
  • 5 storey internal atrium with 1000m² floor area.
  • Three levels of basement car parking at a ratio of more than one bay per 50m² of net lettable area (NLA), 495 bays.
  • 200 kW solar array
  • Two independently serviced building wings separated by a 1,000m² internal atrium with linkages on all levels.
  • Floor plates which can be subdivided down to 1,000m² or combined to provide 5,000m² on a single level.
  • Panoramic full height triple silver coated double glazed façade with continuous blind pelmet.
  • Basement bicycle parking for 88 standard bikes (expandable) with adjoining shower and change room facilities.
  • Loading dock with linked storage areas and purpose built security office.
  • 700m² of enclosed basement storage.
  • Foyer reception station with megapixel CCTV station, intercom, WIP and security system connectivity.
  • Secure island site.

As part of the project, Rudds Consulting Engineers provided services for the 22,000m² for the Department of Finance.


Rudds Consulting Engineers provided electrical, communications and security services.  This included:

  • 5 Star NABERS design independently modelled, excluding power generation from solar array or green energy.
  • At full building occupancy 200 kw solar array supplying significant proportion of daytime base load house power.
  • Ground level substation with two 1500kva SCADA transformers
  • New high voltage diverse feed
  • Basement level switch room
  • One primary tenant supply with BMS metering of KWH and demand, ACTEW metering provision for multiple floor tenanting.
  • Essential and nonessential house supply
  • Extensive NABER’s reporting compliant base building electrical metering, interfaced to BMS with historical storage and reporting functions. Expandable to monitor tenant facilities.
  • Provision for tenant metering in electrical switchboards
  • Exclusive accessible fire rated riser for rising sub mains from basement to plant level
  • Electrical risers in each core servicing switchboards for up to four tenancies per core or eight ACTEW metres per level
  • Future input at switch room for backup generator connection to essential supply. Designated plant room areas for generators Designated basement room for fuel tank. Pre-installed fuel line riser to plant room. Switchboards designed to accommodate tenant fall over switches for generator supply connection
  • In ceiling grid, high efficiency, T5, 1200 x 300, low glare aluminium louvered, electronic ballast single 28 watt triphosphour tube with integrated return air
  • Full “Plug &Play” DALI 5 core wiring system
  • DALI ballasts for intelligent lighting to office areas
  • Wiring of perimeter tenant lighting to permit day light dimming in fitout
  • Motion detection for activation of lighting in service and basement areas

Accessible exclusive fire, security, communications and data risers from basement to plant room.

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