NAB Wynyard Place

Woods Bagot

Client: National Australia Bank (NAB)

The integrated fitout project was designed by Woods Bagot in parallel with a new NAB workplace offer at the heart of greater Sydney, NAB 3 Parramatta Square (NAB 3PS). Together, these buildings form a consolidated NAB Sydney campus and provide a unique opportunity to boldly transform NAB's customer experience, by being highly connected to both its current and emerging customer base.

Consideration of the relationship between the two sites as well as their unique locational attributes and demographics played a pivotal role in the design process, to ensure a distinct yet unified solution for each.

The design response for the NAB 2CS project was informed by an 'established' project persona, in contrast to the ‘emerging’ persona of its NAB 3PS counterpart. The ‘established’ theme focused on creating a refined aesthetic, with elements of surprise and delight, representative of the central Sydney context and demographic. Movement, spatial distribution and forms within the interior create a bold and interactive experience by carving and curating space.

The workplace demonstrates NAB's commitment to sustainable communities and holistic wellbeing through the inclusion of a range of outdoor spaces for work and social activities, a dedicated staff support and wellness suite, integrated internal planting, environmentally conscious materials selection and design for longevity.

The site comprises the heritage listed Shell House and new 10 Carrington Tower, joined by a dramatic central atrium. 

On the upper levels, the workplace design evolves the existing NAB workplace strategy by providing a diversified suite of spaces and offering a superior level of amenity for the bank's staff. 

A unified experience is created, both physically and visually, through the introduction of a dynamic 'red thread' stair, commencing at the ground plane and traversing through the atrium to connect all 12 levels of the tenancy, fostering a OneNAB culture of innovation and collaboration.