28 November 2012 - Aurecon recently moved into its new building, the Aurecon Centre, at 850 Collins Street, Victoria Harbour, Docklands.
Aurecon’s 700 Melbourne based staff will work across five interconnected floors in this ‘smart’, green building which offers innovative, market-leading standards of air quality, energy efficiency and sustainability in a high quality working environment.
The Aurecon Centre was designed by Aurecon’s engineers, in partnership with developers Lend Lease, with the aim of enhancing their colleagues’ well-being and their ability to connect and collaborate.
Aurecon’s team provided base building and fit-out engineering services, including building services and structural, as well as civil, facades, acoustics and fire engineering design services. Lend Lease have already obtained a 5 star award from the Green Building Council of Australia for the base building design and Aurecon is targeting a similar rating for the fit out design.
The fit out design by Geyer aims to bring to life the brand and business objectives – Leading, Vibrant, Global. To ensure an active and vibrant environment on all floors communal spaces have been centralised around the stair with a range of meeting environments. Each floor design was inspired by the culture and architecture of the different regions that Aurecon works within culminating in the global design of the client floor.
Paul Hardy, Aurecon’s CEO, has a base in the Aurecon Centre and also maintains one in the company’s Pretoria, RSA office. He said, “Our team has done a great job in creating vibrant and responsive office space that will be a pleasure both for us and our clients to work in. It meets the growing need of our people for access to smart technology and communal spaces that enable easy collaboration across our specialist areas of expertise, industries and locations.”
Aurecon is implementing a pre and post occupancy staff survey that aims to clearly demonstrate the impact that a comfortable, vibrant and sustainable environment can have on both health and productivity.
Bill Glasgow, Aurecon’s Melbourne Delivery Centre Manager, said, “After the extensive staff consultation which took place on this building, we are delighted to have delivered a very open and inviting workspace for our people and our clients. We anticipate many positive benefits including improved productivity and staff engagement.”
Some of the building’s key features include: