NAB 3 Parramatta Square (NAB 3PS)

Woods Bagot

NAB 3 Parramatta Square (NAB 3PS) is a 13 level, 35 000 square metre adaptable workplace that responds to NAB’s vision to ‘deliver an authentic and agile workplace experience that enables and empowers our business, people, customers and communities to realise their potential and maximise performance.’ The workplace is located in the heart of greater Sydney, central to one of Australia’s largest urban renewal projects, the Parramatta Square precinct.

The lower levels of the building encourage engagement with the public realm by drawing the customer and community inward and providing a range of immersive spaces to interact. 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 support staff, who comprise a large proportion of the building’s population.

A unified experience is created, both physically and visually, through the introduction of dramatic interventions to the base building ceiling on each floor and a dynamic ‘red thread’ stair, commencing at the ground plane and traversing through a large central atrium to connect all 13 levels of the tenancy.

Many components of the workplace were developed collaboratively with furniture manufacturers, to ensure the project’s strategic, functional and OH&S objectives were met, and local suppliers were prioritised wherever possible.

The workplace demonstrates a 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 and environmentally conscious materials selection. The fitout was designed to achieve 6 Star Green Star, 5 Star NABERS and Gold WELL ratings.


Furniture: Aspect Furniture, CULT, District, Haworth, Living Edge, Hub Furniture, Jardan, Kezu, Koskela, Ownworld, Schiavello, Space Furniture, Stylecraft, Tait, Unifor, Wilkhahn, Zenith. Lighting: Euroluce, Koda Lighting. Finishes: Interface, Forbo, Tate, Flowcrete, Tarkett, Earp Brothers, Dorma, Dulux, Polytec, Instyle, Armstrong, Hera Design, Top Akoustik, Caesarstone, Polytec, Laminex, Academy Tiles, Index & Co, Kvadrat Maharam, Febrik, Camira. Fittings & Fixtures: Harvey Norman Commercial, Fisher & Paykel, Panasonic, Breville, Westinghouse, Bosch, Clark, Caroma.


Photography: Nicole England, Trevor Mein