Investa’s Barrack Place takes home Australia’s top property prize

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Located at 151 Clarence Street, and strategically placed between Martin Place and Sydney’s Western Corridor, this A-grade commercial office tower was completed in 2018.

Designed by Architectus, the 23-storey building features a contemporary glass tower atop a masonry podium façade. A fine grain ground-floor network of laneways creates an active thoroughfare between Clarence and Kent streets.

With abundant natural light and spectacular views across the city, Investa’s Barrack Place boasts a 6 Star Green Star rating for completed construction. It also features Australia’s first WELL Core-and-Shell Gold pre-certification, recognising a building design that contributes to occupant health and wellbeing.

‘Investa’s Barrack Place delivered Australia’s first operational smart building digital twin, Bluetooth smart-phone entry, exceptional end-of-trip facilities, advanced air filtration and multiple green spaces,’ says RLB’s NSW Managing Director Matthew Harris. RLB provided commercial certainty on the project.

‘Investa and Oxford Properties have transformed a dated 1960s concrete tower into an inspiring, dynamic office building that embodies the future of work,’ says Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison.

Investa’s Barrack Place also took home the Colliers International Award for Best Office Development and the Landcom Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings.

2020 Innovation & Excellence Awards

The ceremony and celebration may have been virtual, but there was no shortage of applause for the winners of the 2020 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The awards program, now in its 38th year, showcases innovative projects, pioneering solutions and inspiring leadership in Australia’s property industry.

‘An impressive 127 finalists were announced back in December 2019, and it has certainly been a long wait for us to unveil the winners,’ says the Property Council’s Chief Executive Ken Morrison.

‘In a year of unprecedented change, our industry’s commitment to designing, building and managing great places remains steadfast,’ Mr Morrison adds.

RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program since its inception in 1982.

Our own vision and values are echoed in these awards – creating exceptional places and delivering value to our clients, through the skills and passion of our people.

A full list of winners is available online here

RLB 2020 Project Showcase

This publication touches on just some of the projects crowned as finalists in the 2020 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation & Excellence Awards. These developments exemplify the future direction of Australia and RLB takes great pride in being associated with all of these projects.

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