We’re breathing new life into a Canberra icon. Creating a vision for
the future, inspired by an illustrious past. West Block now stands ready
to make an influential return as a visionary workplace.
Nestled in nature. West Block is a enveloped by a
natural canopy right in the heart of the Parliamentary Triangle.
A 1.7 Hectare site with multiple outdoor break out spaces.
BY THE PAST
West Block stands ready to make an influential return as a visionary workplace. In a post-COVID world, people are looking for new ways to relate and for work spaces that create a sense of wellbeing. Among West Block’s unique attributes are lofty ceilings, numerous windows, and light-filled spaces and atriums. From every desk, there’s an outlook and access to natural light.
The distinctive floorplates, with their interesting corners and corridors, have excellent potential to deliver neighbourhood zoning, a workspace design that is becoming common in modern offices. There is the opportunity to incorporate interesting breakout spaces, encouraging collaboration between teams. This floor plate configuration also allows for the easy creation of private offices if required. West Block is where people and organisations can thrive by expressing their individuality and character.
Aaron COPELAND, ELLE COBANOV, LISA CApezio CApezio COPELAND
Capezio Copeland and the vision for a contemporary West Block.
A prolonged period of working from home has changed the way we think about working environments. Returning to the office is an opportunity to recapture a sense of social connection. The upgrades at West Block will redefine what a modern workplace can be, with a ground floor experience designed to impress visitors and enhance the wellbeing of occupants.”
LISA CApezio Principal,
Artist Impression — Entry Atrium
A grand arrival experience
Calling it an entry statement would be an understatement. Two atriums and a grand lobby will link to a new business centre and a high-end café/restaurant. The ground floor will also feature lavishly appointed porte cochère, end-of-trip facilities and sun-drenched wellness centre.
Artist Impression — Wellness Centre
A vast wellness space of unrivalled finish.
Today’s workplace is about more than productivity. To attract and retain the best people, there’s a focus on personal wellbeing. At West Block, a dedicated wellness space will enjoy a tranquil green outlook. The space has been located on the north-east corner of the ground floor, to maximise natural light and a connection to nature. Here a range of gym equipment and a yoga studio for the exclusive use of building occupants will offer a choice of exercise options.
- 64 Female lockers
- 68 Male lockers
- 40 Shared lockers
- 8 Accessible lockers
- 55 Secure bike parks
- 36 Additional bike parks
- 7 Male showers
- 7 Female showers
- 2 Accessible showers
- 4 Accessible toilets
An end of trip that facilitates the perfect start to a day.
In Canberra, the number of people cycling to work is significantly higher than the Australian average. So carefully considered and welcoming end-of-trip facilities play a crucial role in the capital’s workplaces. At West Block, new hotel-quality end-of-trip amenities will include male and female showers and locker rooms, plus an accessible shower/bathroom, encouraging a healthy commute or a lunchtime workout. A separate building on the site will become a secure bicycle parking station and bike workshop. The end-of-trip area has its own entrance, convenient to the bicycle parking.
Vision Reference — Business Hub
A Business Hub with generous and opulent shared spaces.
More than 1000m2 of the ground floor at West Block will be dedicated to expanding the workplace experience, creating a business environment unmatched in Canberra. An emphasis on ‘third spaces’ will promote a collaborative approach.
Two double-height atriums will feature breakout areas, ideal for a chat over coffee. The state-of-the-art business centre, with its bookable meeting rooms, will provide secure and well-equipped spaces to engage with the powerbrokers of the national capital.
Artist Impression — Outdoor dining
A unique on-site food and beverage experience, more akin to restaurant than café.
Offering private dining experiences and a quality catering service, the on-site dining offering will ultimately be befitting of the prestige location. Destined to become a destination experience as opposed to simply a local convenience, offering tenants a heightened sense of opulence on a daily basis. West Block will be much more than a workplace. The vision for the ground floor includes a destination, fully-licensed deli-style restaurant with around 250sqm of indoor dining space plus 200sqm of outdoor seating and deck. A private dining room will be the perfect setting for that important luncheon or dinner, while the restaurant will also provide catering for West Block’s meeting rooms. Homeward-bound workers will have the option to pick up a gourmet take-away, or a fine bottle from the carefully curated wine collection.
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Located only 400m from Parliament House, West Block is an oasis at the seat of power. The asset benefits from 42 onsite car bays and adjoins a public car park with a further 350. A short stroll from the Planned stage 2 Light Rail route, West Block is ideally located for an energetic workforce.
Food & Dining
- Maple + Clove 1
- Ritual Cafe 2
- Urban Pantry 3
- Public 4
- Silo Bakery 5
- Morks Restaurant 6
- Vincent Restaurant 7
- Lilotang 8
- Brodburger 9
- Ottoman Cuisine 10
Health & Wellbeing
- F45 Training Barton 11
- Hale Gym/Day Spa 12
- Lake Burley Griffin 13
- Telopea Park 14
- Manuka Pool 15
- Red Hill 16
- Crossfit2600 17
- Club Lime Kingston 18
- Barton Tennis Club 19
- Bowen Park 20
Amenities & Landmarks
- Supabarn Kingston 21
- National Gallery of Australia 22
- National Portrait Gallery 23
- National Library of Australia 24
- Barton Grocer 25
- Coles Manuka 26
- The Essential Ingredient 27
- Manuka Oval 28
- Griffith Shops 29
- Lennox Gardens 30
- Manuka Shopping Precinct 31
- Hyatt Hotel Canberra 32
- Dept. of Foreign Affairs and Trade 33
- Parliament House 34
- Department of Finance 35
- Australian Federal Police 36
- Treasury 37
- Dept. of the Prime Minister and Cabinet 38
- Attorney-General’s Department 39
- Embassy Precinct 40
- Dept. of Agriculture, Water and the Environment 41
- Services Australia 42
- Department of Defence 43
It’s a well know fact that human wellness is enhanced by exposure to natural light, to the point where natural light has a direct positive correlation to productivity. West Block is unique in the fact that each workstation is within 10 metres of a window or natural light source.
- 8,000m² NLA
- Flexible Lettable Spaces from 1,200–8,000m²
- Over 380 Carparks (double the standard ratio)
- Whisper quiet urban oasis
- Targeting a 5 Star NABERS base building rating
- Hybrid Café/Restaurant with private dining room available
- Ground Floor Business Centre
- Ground Floor Wellness Centre
- Best of Class End-Of-Trip Facilities
- 500m from Parliament House
- 300m from Old Parliament House
- Right on the Stage 2B Light Rail Corridor
- Significant 1.7ha site
TAILORED TO FIT
3 Grand Levels of configurable space