Australian War Memorial

Project Overview

Hindmarsh are proud to be delivering the Bean Building and Central Energy Plant for the Australian War Memorial (AWM).

The works package is split into three (3) Separable Portions, SP2-SP4 across the project lifespan.

SP2 & SP3 will commence with the connection of service tunnels and pipework on the northern elevation of existing Bean Building will begin as part of the SP2 works program, including upgrades to the roof, façade, fitout, services, installation of the 50kL rainwater tank, and external works.

Following the completion of SP3 Memorial staff will transfer people, materials and the National Collection from the existing Bean Building into the new Bean Building Extension.

Once the move is completed, SP4 can begin. SP4 involves the refurbishment works to the existing Bean Building. Any areas subject to being a connection point between existing and new Bean Building which could not be undertaken during SP3, i.e., mechanical louvres, will be undertaken during this program timeframe.

CGI renders of the Bean Building courtesy of Lyons Architects.

$ 82M
Australian War Memorial
Delivery Model
Construction Management

Key Features

  • The Geothermal system will save the Memorial approximately $1.3m each
    year on heating and cooling.
  • The Geothermal system will be the largest of its type in the world, with the opportunity to install up to 128kms of pipe to decrease the Memorial’s energy usage.
  • The carbon savings are the equivalent of transporting about 87,500 students a year from Sydney to Canberra return to visit the Australian War Memorial carbon free.
  • Largest 'vertical closed loop' GHX system in the Southern Hemisphere to date.
Australian War Memorial

The Hindmarsh Difference

Sustainability - Geothermal Technology

Upon completion this will be one of the largest geothermal installations of its type in the world. Hindmarsh will deliver the initial 70km's of pipe which will help decrease the Memorial’s energy usage. The system is designed to be expanded as required, with a potential 128kms in the pipeline. By harnessing natural resources onsite, this new generation of geothermal system will save the Memorial approximately $1.3m each year on heating and cooling.


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