Project Details

Key project facts

  • Client: University of Canberra
  • Value: $21m
  • 417 student beds
  • Commercial and retail tenancies
  • 5 Star Green-Star Rating


The project consisted of two buildings, one of eight stories, and the other four stories, connected by bridge links on four levels.

Both buildings will be home to 417 students at the University of Canberra. Cooper Lodge is a mixture of 267 single occupant studios and 30 five bedroom apartments. The project also includes an undercover secure area for bikes and motorcycles.

The ground floor of both the interconnecting buildings will provide convenient commercial and retail space for the students. This includes a cafe, bakery, restaurant, supermarket, bar, University Student Services and a clothing store.

PBS’s project team carefully designed and styled each room with a modern feel whilst managing to provide an energy efficient, environmentally friendly and cost effective building.

Cooper Lodge has been designed to meet the requirements of a 5 Star Green-Star rating.

The project was completed in January 2014 on time and within budget.