In November 2012, Broad was awarded The Corso - Northlakes Civic Facility project by Moreton Bay Regional Council, which included the construction of a new library, community centre, commercial office space and basement car park.
Corso North Lakes has been funded by Moreton Bay Regional Council and the Federal Government with $7.8 million from Regional Development Australia and $3 million from Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations.
This development is a significant community landmark in an area of emerging growth in Queensland. The team has shown tremendous commitment to deliver a project to a high-quality standard, resulting in a very satisfied client and an excellent facility for the public to enjoy.
Its striking architectural features include a large glass entryway to the new library, modern structures and some of the latest design and energy efficient elements.
The Corso reached practical completion on 21 July 2014 and is now open to the public.
Key features include:
Corso North Lakes is one of Australia’s first Five Star Green Star rated public buildings. The facility boasts 550 solar panels on the roof generating up to 145 kilowatts, extensive rainwater harvesting and technology to regulate air conditioning, natural ventilation and light.
Corso North Lakes is also expected to save 1,300 Olympic-sized swimming pools of water each year and reduce carbon emissions by 62 per cent.
Key environmental features include: