28 July 2014 - Aurecon’s Perth Delivery Centre moved into its new home last week as the anchor tenant in a brand new 9 storey building above the historic Cloisters Arcade at 863 Hay Street in Perth’s central business district.
Aurecon occupies 3700m2 over three levels, with level five being the main reception floor. This floor also hosts the main boardroom and training facilities, main social breakout hub and opens out onto an expansive outdoor balcony area, perfect for entertaining staff and clients or just working in the great outdoors.
Each floor is fully open plan and interconnected via an impressive wooden staircase with an internal void where each floor is visible. The stairs are the central feature to the entire premises which promotes movement and collaboration between the floors. With zero offices and only minimal meeting rooms across three levels, the space has been designed to promote informal, collaborative working spaces.
Aurecon’s fit-out also incorporates a greensense environmental management reporting system that captures energy, water, printing and waste consumption. Other unique features also include follow me printing, open plan beverage bar areas and recycling bin hubs on each floor.
Perth DC Manager, Paul Frewer said Aurecon’s new home is a welcome change for our Perth teams.
“Moving into our new office this week is a huge milestone achieved for Aurecon in Western Australia. As a result of all the hard work, design and planning, we have a great place to work and one which we can feel justly proud", said Paul Frewer.
“Our new space is one which promotes movement and collaboration between our teams and will create a very positive working environment for our staff. It is particularly gratifying to see our staff already using the informal meeting spaces for exactly what they were designed for".
Aurecon provided total engineering services for the project including structural, mechanical, electrical, hydraulics, fire protection, fire engineering, façades and environmentally sustainable design.
The tenancy was substantially completed and handed over to Aurecon by the building contractors, ProBuild on Monday 14 July. Hassell were responsible for the internal fit-out design, with Swan Group being the fit-out contractors.
The entire development encompasses a light-weight steel framed structure with a thin Bondek slab, with construction based on foundations that were originally placed for future editions back in 1970s. The building aesthetics complement the existing streetscape and produce a contemporary rectilinear building responsive to its setting.
This has also captured all the potential sustainability initiatives for the site.
The design of the office tower has been developed with environment and sustainability at the forefront of the design decisions. This enabled the Aurecon team to help deliver a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 certified rating for the building.
Each discipline that Aurecon was engaged to provide (including ESD, acoustics, vertical transportation, fire engineering, MEP, façade and structural) contributed to achieving this rating.
Key design initiatives include:
This Hay street property is owned by the Perth Diocesan Trust and will also house a retail arcade, restaurant precinct and a number of other commercial offices suites.
View a time-lapse video of the Aurecon sign installation below.