Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices

Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices

"Architectus fully understood our requirements from very early on and not only delivered a fit out which met our brief to the letter, but completely exceeded our expectations."
Sharon Brigden, NSW State Manager, Ministerial and Parliamentary Services, Department of Finance

Architectus designed the fit out for the new Sydney Commonwealth Parliament Offices (CPO) located across three levels at 1 Bligh Street.

The offices are a unique environment which provide office accommodation for Australian government Ministerial and Parliamentary staff while visiting New South Wales and also provide an important gateway for Parliamentarians when meeting international dignitaries.

The central objective of the design was to create flexible and highly secure office accommodation for public and private uses while fully optimising the unique qualities of 1 Bligh.

The timeless design was influenced by the unique nature and character of Sydney, drawing inspiration from natural daylight, views to the harbour, transparency, coastal form and local materials.

The CPO comprises suites for the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and other federal Ministers, along with conference and meeting spaces, media and press rooms and associated facilities.

Through Architectus' detailed understanding and knowledge of 1 Bligh's base building design the fit out has been designed to achieve a 6 Star Green Star Office Interiors v1.1 rating.

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Commonwealth Government Department of Finance
1 Bligh Street, Sydney
Floor area
4891 m²
May 2013 *In association with Ingenhoven Architects