PDNSW secured the sale and long term lease of government office accommodation anchored by Transport for NSW (TfNSW).
The strategic 3.2 ha development site is capable of accommodating 120,000m² of commercial office space over a number of buildings.
Key objectives of the project:
- delivery of modern, sustainable, A-grade office accommodation
- delivery of an efficient, flexible, agile and dynamic workplace
- supports Macquarie Park as a major economic and employment centre of Sydney
- supports the strategic planning and economic policy objectives developed for the area.
Following a tender procurement process in 2017, the John Holland Group was contracted to acquire the site and deliver the ongoing government accommodation requirement.
Practical completion occurred in March 2020.
The fit-out was delivered through an integrated model with the base building works, using Cox Architects as the designers.
The development delivered a state-of- the-art, dynamic and adaptable workplace, featuring large, modern, efficient and inter-connected floor plates. The inspiring and contemporary work environment will enable employees to deliver quality services for the people of New South Wales.
Increased sustainability outcomes
- Improving environmental outcomes:
- 5 star NABERS energy
- 4 star NABERS water
- 5 star Green Star rating
Increased diversity of work settings
- Delivery of fit-out catering to a range of work settings, including individual, team and project work requirements.
- Supports flexible working policy.
Improved building quality
- Delivery of a modern A-grade commercial building.
- Raises the average quality of government accommodation.
Improve productivity and collaboration
- Consistent fit-out design throughout the building to achieve equity and improved workplace experience.
- Promotes the attraction and retention of staff by providing a modern workplace that promotes occupant wellbeing.
Financial cost efficiency
Occupancy costs reduced
- Consolidation of a number of smaller tenancies into a single occupancy utilising the NSW Government’s procurement power.
- The consolidation of a number of existing operational sites reduces aggregate accommodation costs.
- Replaces aging fit-outs not fit for purpose and subject to high ongoing maintenance costs.
Reduction in duplication of facilities
- Opportunity to share facilities, including meeting spaces, breakout areas, reception and security between a number of NSW Government departments.