Urban Utilities | GHD Design

Urban Utilities | GHD Design | Photographer: Toby Scott

2024 National Architecture Awards Program

Urban Utilities | GHD Design

Traditional Land Owners
The Yuggera people




Interior Architecture
Hutchinson Builders
Toby Scott
Project summary

The head office fit out for Urban Utilities in the new Lumina building in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, embraces today’s hybrid environment and expresses the water company’s purpose of enriching the quality of life.

Its progressive design supports business activities to occur in a way that best suits each individual or group activity and ultimately seeks to lift creativity, productivity and customer satisfaction.

As home to one of the largest water distributor retailers in Australia supplying drinking water, recycled water and sewerage services, Urban Utilities’ workplace is highly sustainable, flexible and technology enabled.

Our concept redefines workplaces as dynamic, homelike environments, fostering productivity and wellbeing.

By integrating diverse zones, neighbourhoods, flex, quiet and team spaces, while acknowledging our commitment to the Urban Utilities Reconciliation Action Plan, we’ve created a space that inspires collaboration and social interaction.

Through thoughtful design, we’ve elevated the base building to optimise light, comfort and security, increasing productivity and engagement.

GHD Design’s flexible approach aligned with our vision, culminating in a purposeful design that exceeds expectations for our team and partners.

Project Consultant and Construction Team

Certis, Building Certifier
GHD, Acoustic Consultant
GHD, Engineering Lead
GHD, Hydraulic / Wet Fire
GHD, Mechanical Engineer
GHD, Project Manager
GHD, Security Consultant
GHD, Structural Engineer
MBM, Quantity Surveyor
Techniche Design, Interior Designer

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Urban Utilities | GHD Design | Photographer: Toby Scott

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