Australian Crime Commission

Building lore and order for the national crimefighter

Organised crime costs Australia a minimum of $10 billion a year. So when The Australian Crime Commission set about uniting the struggle against nationally significant crime, it wanted to be sure that its Canberra premises were fit for the fight. In fulfilling the $4.1 million contract, SHAPE had to:

  • Work around concurrent extension project
  • Manage restrictive security and time requirements
  • Target a 4.5 Star Green Star and Nabers rating

SHAPE successfully completed the two stage operation on the first and second levels of the ACC building in a tight 10 week construction program.

The contract called for the installation of a $1 million secure room in the building’s basement. This, together with sensitivities surrounding the other contractors’ works, elevated levels of security across the board. It made access to site less flexible and reduced working hours, so putting pressure on the SHAPE team, which responded well.

The fitout for the ACC was designed to target a 4.5 Star Green Star and Nabers (formerly Australian Building Greenhouse Rating) rating. It included chilled beams, rainwater and daylight collection, and environmentally sustainable design elements.


‘‘We’re very happy with the standard of work carried out by the SHAPE team. It wouldn’t have been easy having to work around other contractors, but your team was communicative and cooperative. That made all the difference to a successful outcome.”

Client: Australian Crime Commission

Delivery Model: Project / Construction Manager

Location: Canberra

State: ACT

Project type: Fitout, Refurbishment, Sustainability

Completion date: November 2007

Duration: 4 months

Sustainability: Targeted a 4.5 Star Green Star rating

Sector: Office

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