Bendigo Bank HQ
Dynamic Composite Technologies Pty Ltd
Bendigo Bank Headquarters
Bligh Voller Nield in association with Gray Puksand Architects
Dow Styrofoam Floormate
Underslab insulation in carpark
The Bendigo Centre will bring all Bendigo Bank head office staff under the one roof for the first time in 10 years. The six-story office building is a landmark redevelopment of the city centre.
It will incorporate a new shopping complex, cafes and outdoor meeting areas - including a timber-decked Bendigo Creek. The building itself is eco-friendly, with a range of features including under-floor air conditioning, atriums for natural light, external blinds to track the sun, louvre's for natural airflow, rainwater tanks and black-water recycling.
Dow Roofmate has been used under the foundation slab in the carpark to Provide load-reducing thermal insulation. Dow Roofmate is an extruded Polystyrene board with a closed cell structure which means it won’t absorb moisture and offers excellent long term R-values.
Dow Roofmate uses a CFC and HCFC free blowing agent, is free from ozone depleting gasses (ODP) and is Green Star compliant. The Bendigo Centre has achieved a 5 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 Certified Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.
“This will reduce energy consumption in the new head quarters by up to 60%. This project is a real win for the environment, cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 820 tonnes per year - the equivalent of removing 190 cars from Bendigo’s roads. This development aims to set new building environmental standards for a regional Australia by using less energy and maximising natural light for a more liveable work and community space.”
Minister for Environment
Green Star Compliant
EU Reg EC\3093\94