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Aged care to public housing: What can be done with Canberra's empty office buildings

Kathryn Lewis
By Kathryn Lewis
July 31 2021 - 3:30pm
AMC Architecture director Alastair MacCallum was behind the project to turn the former office building on Northbourne Avenue into the Mantra Hotel. He has been a long-term advocate for adaptive reuse in the ACT. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Scores of empty office buildings across Canberra could be repurposed as aged care facilities or public housing, but architects say government incentives are needed to inspire more take-up of the costly projects.

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Kathryn Lewis

Kathryn Lewis

Canberra Times Journalist

I am a breaking and general news reporter. Contact me with tips or story ideas at kathryn.lewis@canberratimes.com.au