The Corso

The Corso

  • Client
    Moreton Bay Regional Council
  • Completed
    July 2014
  • Green Star
    5 Star Green Star - Public Building Design PILOT and Registered for Green Star - Public Building As Built v1

An excellent facility for the public to enjoy

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.
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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.
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The Corso reached practical completion on 21 July 2014 and is now open to the public.

Key features include:

  • 2000sqm destination library
  • 1000sqm community centre
  • Plaza area with children’s playground and landscaped gardens
  • 4000sqm over three levels of commercial office space for lease
  • A young people’s place
  • A basement car park with more than 300 spaces
  • Secure end-of-trip facility for 60 bikes.

Delivering for the future

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.
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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:

  • Green Star certification by the Green Building Council of Australia.
  • More than 550 roof-top solar panels generate power for much of the building’s daily needs. Screens display information about how much power is being generated and used at any time in the building.
  • Rainwater harvesting allows up to 200,000 litres of rainwater to be captured on site and used in The Corso’s bathrooms, gardens and grassed areas.
  • Cutting-edge technology regulates lighting, air-conditioning and promotes natural ventilation with initiative sensors helping to power-down rooms and floors when they aren’t in use.
  • Secure end-of-trip facility for 60 bikes.


  • Queensland AIB Professional Excellence Award - Commercial Construction $10 million to $50 million
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