Transurban Offices – Brisbane

Working across Australia, the United States and Canada, Transurban's Brisbane office maintains the overarching global character of the company – but through a distinctly Queensland lens.

  • Client Transurban,
  • size 34,229 sqft
  • Year 2020
  • Location Brisbane, Australia,
  • Industry Utilities,
  • Cox Architecture was engaged by the road operator company, Transurban, to design their offices located in Brisbane, Australia.

    In 2019, Transurban engaged Cox to design their new network of workplace and operation centres in Queensland. This project transitions their existing workplace environment from five sites across Brisbane to three central locations – reducing their footprint while expanding their opportunities.

    Transurban is all about ‘keeping you moving,’ researching, designing and operating some of world’s largest infrastructure projects. Their connection to the urban environment is explored throughout our design, creating a space that reflects Transurban’s global presence and purpose.

    A biophilic layer expressed through form, palette and planting reflects the sub-tropical location. Exposed ceilings are painted dark green with a digital and planted canopy hanging from above. Meeting rooms are purposely pulled back from the façade to create quiet break-out moments and to reinforce a sense of transparency.

    Designed across three floors, the workspace is connected by a large atrium and stair space. The top level includes a social kitchen and collaborative space, training rooms and town hall.

    Wanting to dispel the myth that infrastructure is boring – Transurban use their newest workspace to nurture a progressive future. The result is a space that supports staff wellbeing, sustainability, streamlined technology and a culture of innovation.

    Design: Cox Architecture
    Photography: Christopher Frederick Jones