Norman Disney & Young Office Refurbishment, Level 2, Endeavour House, Manuka, ACT

role interior design value confidential area 620m² completed date 2010 client Norman Disney & Young

peckvonhartel was engaged by Norman Disney & Young (NDY) to refurbish the fitout of their Canberra office. The design of the fitout was required to achieve an as built rating of 5 Star Green Star.

NDY appointed Peta Early (NDY ESD Consultant and Green Star Accredited Professional) to manage the Green Star Accreditation process for the project. Peta worked closely with the peckvonhartel design team to agree on a targeted green star approach and design plan. The design involved a focus on recording and cataloguing the evidence of the process and selection fittings and finishes to submit for Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) assessment and review.

The tender design was reviewed by Peta Early and modified in accordance with NDY’s recommendations. The tender documentation (inclusive of all drawings schedules, specifications and all documentary evidence) was then submitted to the GBCA for review. There was ongoing engagement with the NDY ESD consultant as well as GBCA to review the design and manage the process throughout to ensure the project was in-line with the Greenstar requirements whilst still being achievable in the required timeframe and budget.

Noting that the Green Star process requires much higher levels of documentation than traditionally documented projects, the NDY office refurbishment, a collaboration of peckvonhartel and NDY, was achieved on time and on budget.