In 2014, the ACT Government agreed to make considerable change to its property holdings adopting a ‘Hub and Satellite’ approach. This saw major consolidation into the city centre and construction of strategically important hubs connected to new transport links through the north of Canberra. The future site of a new ACT Government Office in Dickson, was offered to market with a pre-commitment to lease 13,200m² NLA office space. The sits adjacent to the Cape Street Bus interchange and the Dickson light rail station providing excellent connectivity and the first “true” transit oriented development in Canberra.
The ACT Government conducted a two stage competitive tender process and Doma Group was selected as the preferred developer to Design, Construct and manage the new building with a 20-year nominated Gross lease back arrangement.
The six storey base building construction is now underway with our nominated builder, Bloc, and is on track for lease commencement in early 2020 in accordance with the Agreement for Lease (AFL). The building will provide 285 publicly available car spaces set across The AFL also requires the developer to complete the design and construction of a $23M Integrated Fitout for the ACT Government as the single building tenant. Additionally, a 90-space childcare is to be made available for the same term of the lease.
The six storey building includes an all-electric HVAC system, solar panel array and will deliver a 5 star NABERS Energy rating and 5 star Design and As built Greenstar rating upon completion.
- CATEGORY Commercial / Hotel / Residential
- LOCATION 13-15 Challis Street, Dickson ACT
- ARCHITECT BATES SMART
- BUILDER BLOC
- CHILDCARE 90 PLACE
- SERVICED APARTMENTS 144
- UNITS 250
- ACT GOVERNMENT OFFICE 13,000M2