George Browning House, Charles Sturt University
|Client||Charles Sturt University|
|Timeframe||2006 - 2008|
The Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture (ACC&C) is an ecumenical foundation which was established in 1993 under the auspices of the National Council of Churches in Australia. Xact participated in the development of the original masterplan for the ACC&C, a key stage of which was the construction of George Browning House.
George Browning House is an academic research facility sponsored by Charles Sturt University which provides a focus for ecumenical activity in Australia and is an entirely new development, consisting of academic offices which surround communal spaces on two floors.
A key challenge of the project was to ensure that the functionality of existing buildings on the site was maintained throughout the project, and that the proposed construction work would have the minimum impact on existing occupants and leaseholders. One way in which Xact achieved this goal was to devise flexible and innovative delivery mechanisms, including the careful selection of materials to reduce construction lead times.