Four exceptional commercial developments are among the finalists vying for the Colliers International Award for Best Office Development at the 2021 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
RLB Director & Oceania Chairman, Peter Tulla, said the workplaces set a new benchmark for office development and that RLB is pleased to have played a role in bringing them to life.
GPO Exchange, South Australia
Featuring the latest advances in smart building technology, sustainability innovation and design excellence, the integration with the heritage-listed Telephone Exchange and new amenity creates an unrivalled commercial precinct destination in Adelaide and sets the standard for tech-enabled buildings nation-wide.
“The GPO Exchange in South Australia has delivered a dynamic destination and an iconic place of exchange while aptly reflecting the building’s proud heritage,” said Peter.
Civic Quarter, Australian Capital Territory
A state-of-the-art commercial office building with striking architecture, first-class amenities and designed with the users’ needs at its core, CQ is the Capital’s preferred office address for premium corporate brands.
RLB Director, Matt Richard, said Civic Quarter is Canberra’s premier workplace; connected, intelligent and sustainable.
“CQ has put the transformation of this precinct in motion, offering a desirable business address with vibrant pedestrian life and exemplifies how a commitment to high-quality public space can only enhance commercial objectives.”
Sixty Martin Place, New South Wales
RLB in NSW Managing Director, Stephen Mee, said that Sixty Martin Place is a 33-level, premium-grade office tower positioned at the northern end of Martin Place, offering panoramic views to Sydney harbour, whilst complementing Sydney’s skyline with a uniquely striking form.
“Sixty Martin Place embraces tomorrow with its environmental standards, contemporary design and integrated smart technology ecosystem, creating the next generation workplace. It is a truly timeless addition to Sydney, positioned amongst Sydney’s front row.”
Siixty Martin place is also in the running for the Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings.
271 Spring Street, Victoria
Developed as the new headquarters for Australian Unity, 271 Spring Street is a 16 level, boutique office tower in Melbourne.
“The tower completes ISPT’s Lonsdale precinct and brings together the best in workplace design, organisational change, heritage conservation and financial returns,” said RLB Director Chris Robinson.
271 Spring Street is also in the running for the S4B Award for Best Heritage Development.
The 2021 winners will be announced on Wednesday 15 December at the ICC Sydney.
In 2022 we celebrate 40 years of the Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards.