One Canberra Avenue
Endowed with a signature address, One Canberra is located less than 500 metres from Parliament House, on the intersection of Canberra Avenue and National Circuit in Forrest.
The design practice has conceived a striking, innovative and exceptional quality building which addresses the national significance of the site and its public nature.
One Canberra provides a total of 24,000 square metres of office space over five levels, on flexible floor plates varying from 2,200 square metres to 5,000 square metres. The active heart of the building is a 1,000 square metre, 5 storey central atrium which provides access across the building and between floors via generous aerial bridges and helical stair.
Due to its location and public nature, One Canberra was a project with significant profile. In addition, it featured a builder's program with a very tight schedule for trades.
With this in mind, Waco ensured from the outset that the key players worked closely together. Weekly meetings with the builder were held to make sure that the build program's critical path was agreed, adhered to and achieved through daily tasks and confirmed works orders.
Effective and ongoing communication between the provider of the central atrium staircase, Waco’s draftsman and the labour company was also vital, to ensure that the scaffold design worked with the birdcage (which was built later to construct the suspended ceilings).
As there was limited space available on the site, Waco’s inventory controller worked closely with the client to guarantee timely transport of materials, providing truck access upon delivery and limiting double movement of materials or vehicles on the site.
The client selected Waco Kwikform for our ability to develop and engineer a technical solution, along with our reputation for guaranteed delivery of major scaffold projects.