Built to support communities and the environment
In November 2012, Broad was awarded The Corso - Northlakes Civic Facility project by Moreton Bay Regional Council, which included the construction of a new library, community centre, commercial office space and basement car park.
The Corso Northlakes was funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Federal Government with $7.8 million from Regional Development Australia and $3 million from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
This award-winning sustainable development is a significant community landmark in a growth area of Queensland.
The team has shown tremendous commitment to deliver a project to a high-quality standard, resulting in a very satisfied client and an excellent facility for the public to enjoy.
Its striking architectural features include a large glass entryway to the new library, modern structures and some of the latest design and energy efficient elements.
Key features include:
- 2,000sqm destination library.
- 1,000sqm community centre.
- Plaza area with children’s playground and landscaped gardens.
- 4,000sqm of commercial office space over three levels.
- A young people’s place.
- A basement car park with more than 300 spaces.
- Secure end-of-trip facility for 60 bikes.
Delivering for the future
The Corso Northlakes is one of Australia’s first Five Star Green Star rated public buildings. The facility boasts 550 solar panels on the roof generating up to 145 kilowatts, extensive rainwater harvesting and technology to regulate air conditioning, natural ventilation and light. It is also expected to save 1,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water each year and reduce carbon emissions by 62 per cent.
Key environmental features include:
- Green Star certification by the Green Building Council of Australia.
- More than 550 roof-top solar panels to generate power for much of the building’s daily needs.
- Screens displaying information about how much power is being generated and used at any time in the building.
- Rainwater harvesting allowing up to 200,000 litres of rainwater to be captured on site and used in The Corso’s bathrooms, gardens and grassed areas.
- Cutting-edge technology regulating lighting and air-conditioning to promote natural light and ventilation.
- Queensland AIB Professional Excellence Award - Commercial Construction $10 million to $50 million