MLC Campus – National Australia Bank

Architect Woods Bagot
Area 22,000 SQM
Client NAB
Builder BUILT
Data, IT & communications
Engineering advisory
Engineering design & documentation
Fire protection
Hydraulic/public health
Specialist lighting

Medland Engineering were engaged by National Australia Bank on a successful tender to provide a full scope of building services for the entire refurbishment of MLC Campus. We worked closely with Gallagher Jeffs and the design team to create a successful staging programme that minimised disruption to the operation of the NAB.

One of the major design goals of the NAB was to create several distinctive destination floors within the building to encourage users to move throughout the space and engage with each other in a productive and stimulating environment. To achieve this every floor in the 22 storey building was given its own identity with each floor having unique spaces.

This presented a great coordination challenge for the Medland team. However with rigorous attention to detail under the expert guidance of our own internally appointed architect, our multidisciplinary team was able to deliver a high quality result that met Woods Bagot design intent.

There are a diversity of spaces including a quiet room, collaborative areas, prayer rooms, dedicated meeting spaces, cafe environments, as well as break out spaces each with a signature lobby. Medland Engineering specified all feature lights to meet the architect’s vision, managing all lead times effectively within programme.

The electrical services were entirely renewed on each level, plus we provided modifications and upgrades to the base building lighting to CBUS2. We completed all lighting calculations for Green Star Assessment. We used uniform non-directional lighting to suit 12 watts/sqm being a green star requirement.

The mechanical services upgrade incorporated a redesign of the base building system and installation of new supplementary units to suit the updated office environment. The system was designed to complement the increased flexibility of the interior layout while being conscious of maintaining the base building’s existing NABERS rating, and working within the base-building limitations common with a building of its age.