Suncorp Headquarters

Backed by its better, together’ ethos, Suncorp’s new headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, puts people at its heart and galvanizes its workforce with an experience-rich workplace.

Our award-winning Suncorp project cements a partnership that goes back more than a decade. Recognised as Brisbane’s top workplace” by global workplace experience analysts Leesman, it represents our latest thinking — backed by research, data and strategic insight — translating our deep understanding of the needs of Suncorp into a consolidated headquarters founded on principles of wellness and togetherness.

We guided the design journey with Suncorp from the start. It began with delivering the workplace strategy, which sat alongside the experience master plan by FreeState. Our influence in the early design stages ensured Mirvac’s base-building Heritage Lanes’ aligned with Suncorp’s business strategy, and flexibility was built-in to future-proof Suncorp’s long-term occupation. 

Like so many businesses Suncorp is working harder than ever to attract and retain talent. Creating a multi-dimensional workplace like Suncorp HQ reflects this ambition to go above and beyond for their employees.”

— Carolyn Solley, Principal

At the 2023 Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Chapter Awards, Suncorp Headquarters won the GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture for creating a flexible, collaborative, and wellness-centred workplace”. 


Suncorp Group


Yuggera and Turrbal Country
Brisbane, Australia






18 floors / 40,000sqm



Design team

Carolyn Solley, Philip Harper, Keith Hayes, Emily Morrison, Ines Trotter, Franco Altea, Tess Wall, Evodia Alaterou, Adam Scott, Dave Whittaker, Rob Backhouse, Kirsti Simpson, Sarah Tyson




David Chatfield

Suncorp’s optimism and commitment to building resilient communities echoes in the sunlit spaces of our new workplace. It is truly a workplace of the future.”

Colin Harris, Suncorp Executive General Manager Real Estate, Procurement and Operations
3,350 Individual and collaborative work points
55% Sit-to-stand work stations
4,000+ Mature plants and trees green the interiors

Sweeping spiral staircases, lush gardens and inviting social spaces bind Suncorp’s workforce, supporting moments of a chance encounter and dynamic connection. 

Dispersed over 18 levels, central circular meeting rooms flanking kitchen hubs offer flexible work options. Recognising the growing trend towards hybrid working is here to stay, these settings bring collaboration and togetherness to the heart of the workplace.

State-of-the-art meeting and training rooms seamlessly integrate Suncorp-developed technology that enables virtual and in-person interactions. Wellbeing focused interiors include two wellness rooms (for yoga and exercise), two multi-faith prayer rooms, and two parents’ rooms. Meanwhile, extensive amenities and event spaces, cafes and outdoor terraces, remind employees that it’s worth returning to the office. 

The design of Suncorp’s Brisbane headquarters is revolutionising the way we work at Suncorp, creating the best possible environment for our teams to collaborate and work flexibly.”

— Colin Harris, Suncorp Executive General Manager Real Estate, Procurement and Operations

Brisbane’s subtropical sunshine and verdant landscape are vital elements used to promote employee well-being. More than 4,000 plants combine to create garden-centred work hubs and nature-focused views, relieving visual strain and promoting a calming environment. 

An earthly palette of natural, sustainably sourced materials, including cork, stone and blackbutt timber, brings an inviting warmth and sense of home to the interior.

Suncorp Group’s Brisbane-based headquarters in Heritage Lanes has also been named Brisbane’s top workplace by Leesman, global workplace experience analysts, achieving their prestigious Leesman+ certification. Heritage Lanes has achieved a score of 81.2 which gives it the highest score of any eligible workplace in Brisbane.

The Leesman Index is the largest employee experience database in the world. For each working environment surveyed, Leesman calculates an LMI score — a 0-100 rating — which can be used to benchmark an organisation’s performance against thousands of organisations across the world.

The Leesman+ certification is awarded to top-tier workplaces who achieve an independent LMI score of 70 or above on a scale of 0 – 100.

At the 2023 Australian Institute of Architects’ Queensland Chapter Awards, Suncorp Headquarters won GHM Addison Award for Interior Architecture for​“creating a flexible, collaborative, and wellness-centred workplace”.

This award acknowledges exceptional design, meticulous attention to detail, and commitment to creating a space that enhances the employee experience and fosters a sense of organisational community.” 

— AIA QLD Chapter Awards Jury

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