Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Green Square North Tower

COMPLETE. The Green Square precinct is located on the corner of St Paul’s Terrace and Constance Street in Fortitude Valley.

Green Square is a project benchmark for Brisbane City Council’s Fortitude Valley Urban Vision, a plan that provides a strategic direction for future development while reinforcing a creative, sustainable and affordable urban community.

Green Square North Tower is a high rise office buildings which forms part of a mixed use commercial and retail precinct that includes the low-rise commercial South Tower and a café, newsagent, sushi operator, bistro and convenience store. The towers and retail offerings are part of a precinct that is to include public housing, community centre and child care centre.

North Tower, a 23,800 sqm office building of 12 levels, and was fully pre-leased prior to practical completion. Typical floors are 1,850s qm and occupants enjoy 360 degree views to the city, Newstead and the RNA Showgrounds.

North Tower achieved Queensland’s first 6 Star Green Star - Office As Built v2 rating and built 6 Star Green Star - Office Design v2 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

In landmark innovation achievements, Green Square North Tower saw the installation of Australia’s first Selective Catalytic System and Australia’s largest and Brisbane’s first commercial building cogeneration plant. The Selective Catalytic System reduces harmful emissions including nitrogen oxide (by 90%), carbon monoxide (by 85%) and Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from exhaust steam. The gas-fired co-generation plant uses excess heat produced during power generation to operate chillers for the air conditioning system, reducing greenhouse emissions.

Green Star initiatives:

  • 160,000 litre tanks for grey water and irrigation with 2.7 million litres annual saving
  • 100% recycling of construction waste of 80,000 tonnes
  • 73% reduction in CO2 emissions of 1,645,000kg compared to an equivalent 4 Star NABERS energy rated building
  • 100% plantation or recycled timber, 90% recycled steel and 40% recycled concrete
  • 160 bike rack facility with showers and change rooms for tenants plus 35 public visitor bike rack
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Fortitude Valley, Queensland
Green Square South Tower

COMPLETE. The Green Square precinct is located on the corner of St Paul’s Terrace and Constance Street in Fortitude Valley.

Completed by Leighton Contractors in October 2007, it incorporates 17,700 sqm of office space leased to the Brisbane City Council. It has the largest floor plates in the city fringe, with NLA ranging from 2,000 - 4,500 sqm.

South Tower achieved Queensland’s first 5 Star Green Star Office Design v2 Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia. This represents Australian Excellence and places the project among an elite group of Australian developments.

The building also achieved a 5 Star Green Star Office As Built v2 Rating by the GBCA scoring:

  • maximum points in transport for its cyclist facilities and proximity to public transport
  • highly in water for its use of water efficient fixtures and fittings, water metering and rainwater harvesting, and water reuse for landscape irrigation
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
7 London Circuit

COMPLETE. A six storey A Grade commercial building, 7 London Circuit presents an ultra modern and ‘futuristic’ public face in keeping with the key client’s business outlook. Approximately 18,140 sqm NLA, with secure basement parking for 150 cars, it’s designed to work cohesively with its neighbour, 18 Marcus Clarke.?

The striking curved building of 7 London Circuit is a site specific response to the Walter Burley Griffin Canberra Masterplan. A dramatic and transparent street frontage is created using an innovative floor to ceiling glass facade system. The development's unique form distinguishes it from other commercial buildings in Australia, creating an iconic identity.

The NICTA Campus is designed from the inside-out by international award winning designers, Woods Bagot. A seven storey atrium connects London Circuit to William Clemens Street – and links the NICTA Campus development to 18 Marcus Clarke - creating an oasis for tenants and visitors. With work areas close to natural light, it’s one of the most efficient developments in Canberra. ?

These buildings are further united by a floating roof that strikes a distinctive silhouette. It folds along its western edge to create a glazed veil, which further strengthens the integrated campus feel of the two joined buildings.

Two work spaces are separated and joined by a fully enclosed ‘street’. Special architectural features in the walls facing the street create a connection between all users of the building. Initiatives are embedded into the design to ensure the NICTA Campus becomes a benchmark ESD building in Canberra.

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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
18 Marcus Clarke

COMPLETE. The eye catching design of 18 Marcus Clarke is reflective of Walter Burley Griffin's original geometric plan for the City of Canberra, Australia's capital city. The site forms the central portion of Block 16 Section 61 and the building was designed to relate to nearby older buildings whilst presenting a modern composition. The development is carefully set within the site to allow an extensive open space treatment, creating an integrated public domain around the building with an emphasis to Marcus Clarke Street and William Clemens Street.

The elevation to Marcus Clarke Street features a horizontal bladed wall to Level 8, highlighted by a projecting central portion of the curvilinear glass facade and a specially designed winter garden that will capture maximum natural light and assist with natural ventilation. The carefully crafted facade elements help reduce the scale and articulate the building form. Expansive window treatments - including a sill height set at 450mm - were designed to offer views from the building and provide excellent connections to the surrounding environment.

The building is fully leased to the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries and was on-sold to Industry Superannuation Property Trust.

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Parramatta, New South Wales
25 Smith Street

COMPLETE. 25 Smith Street is strategically located in the core of the Parramatta CBD on the north western corner of Smith and Macquarie Streets.

The project includes retail shops and 8 levels of office space over a ground floor entry lobby. It has frontages to Smith Street, Macquarie Street, Macquarie Lane and Erby Lane and adjoins the 860 space Harwood Place car park.

Designed by Crone Partners, the architectural character of the building recognises its corner position, the historic elements of Parramatta and responds sympathetically with more recent curtain wall buildings in the area.

The historical significance of the site resulted in a thorough archaeological investigation being undertaken prior to commencement. A striking artwork was designed for the foyer of the building to display the subsequent archaeological findings for the general public and tenants to enjoy.

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Parramatta, New South Wales
101 George Street

COMPLETE. 101 George Street is situated within a sector of Parramatta experiencing revitalisation and commercial growth.

This A Grade development of approximately 30,000 sqm gross built area comprises 11 levels and involved the construction of a new tower rising from a low rise integrated podium base. The configuration of the building includes a basement, entry foyer, retail and commercial space, car parking, loading dock and services.

The building takes full advantage of the corner aspect of the site with the building’s entrance located predominantly on the intersection of George Street and Charles Street. The architectural character of the building recognises its corner position within the historic centre of Parramatta and responds sympathetically with more recent curtain wall buildings.

Car parking ventilation outlets are skilfully located within the same facade treatment and rhythm of window openings. Articulation, using louvres within glazing frames, contributes to a high level of discretion of the car parking levels. Retail tenancies activate the facades at street level shielding the car park and loading dock. The foyer is accessed at the prominent street corner. Five lifts serve the car park levels and tower floors. Scissor fire stairs are located at the central core and a traditional stair is located on the western perimeter.

The development was purchased by Colonial First State Properties (Commonwealth Property Office Fund).

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