Transurban Network Operations Centre | Cox Architecture

Transurban Network Operations Centre | Cox Architecture | Photographer: Transurban

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Transurban Network Operations Centre | Cox Architecture

Traditional Land Owners
Turrbal and Jagera Peoples
Year
2024
Chapter

Queensland

Region

Brisbane

Category
Interior Architecture
Builder
Buildcorp
Photographer
Christopher Frederick Jones Transurban
Project summary

Transurban operates a portfolio of arterial traffic assets within the SEQ region. “Project Clarence” consolidated their traffic control monitoring personnel from five disparate sites into a single 24/7/365 Network Operations Centre (NOC).

The core of the NOC is the new, world-class Traffic Control Room (TCR), meticulously designed for controllers operating around the clock.

The continuous occupation and the intense nature of the work required a humancentric design approach to the space, to foster mental freshness and combat operator fatigue.

COX interpreted the brief by adopting biophilic principles, incorporating flowing curves, employing soothing natural timber, soft colours, access to exterior views & natural light, visual connections with adjacent workspaces, and seamlessly integrating circadian rhythm lighting.

The client and design team also collaborated to develop a bespoke ergonomic operator workstation.

The project has been transformative, positively altering staff perceptions, and use of, the original Clarence Rd premises which now reflects a contemporary workplace culture.

Project Clarence helped Transurban to consolidate control and monitoring personnel from five disparate sites into a singular 24/7/365 Network Operations Centre.

The new, world-class, state-of-the-art Traffic Control Room (TCR) has been meticulously designed to accommodate operators engaged in rotating shifts.

The continuous occupation and intense nature of the work demanded a humancentric design approach that would foster mental freshness and combat operator fatigue. COX built upon the approach by adopting biophilic principles which have made a huge impact.

Although ambitious, the project has profoundly altered staff appreciation of our Clarence Rd premises, resulting in unprecedented levels of occupancy and attendance.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Bligh Tanner, Structural Engineer
Floth, Engineering Services

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