The world’s most sustainable shopping centre, a visionary co-working precinct and an ‘office of the future’ are among the winners of the 2021 Rider Levett Bucknall State/Territory Development of the Year awards. The awards are a prestigious precursor to the national awards, being held in Sydney later this year.
Now in its 39th year in partnership with RLB, the awards program showcases innovative projects, pioneering solutions and inspiring leadership in Australia’s property industry.
RLB Oceania Chairman Peter Tulla congratulated the State Development of the Year winners, saying they showcased visionary, adaptive design, long-term sustainable outcomes, and inclusive planning.
‘The number and calibre of entries in this year’s awards program was unparalleled,’ Peter said.
‘Each winning project is a testament to the enduring value property development brings to our skylines, our cities and our communities.’
Sixty Martin Place was the only Premium-Grade, commercial development completed in Sydney’s CBD in 2019. Designed by Hassell and constructed by Lendlease, the 33-storey tower is a showpiece for sustainable design, building efficiency and occupant experience and a dynamic addition to Sydney’s CBD, with impressive future-focused design and technology working together to deliver a workplace that embraces its internal and external environments.
COHORT opened in May 2019 in the heart of the 200-hectare Gold Coast Health and Knowledge Precinct in Southport and has been expanded twice to meet demand to become one of the largest innovation spaces in Queensland. A design collaboration between Space Cubed Design Studio and ArkLAB, and constructed by Quadric, COHORT delivers a 2,500sqm space that promotes collaboration and interaction, enhanced by an integrated management model.
Greenway Views has transformed a series of former government offices in Tuggeranong into a sustainable, mixed-use retirement community. Completed in late 2019, it comprises 210 apartments within three different purpose-built blocks, common area amenities, medical rooms, cafes, bar, gym, beauty salon, restaurant, a fully equipped commercial kitchen, education facilities, theatre, landscaping, new roads, and playgrounds.
Burwood Bricks Shopping Centre is a development without precedent. Designed by NH Architecture and delivered by Hacer Group, the centre covers approximately 13,000sqm of NLA and is anchored by Woolworths and home to Dan Murphy’s, Reading Cinemas and around 35 specialty tenancies. It also includes Australia’s first shopping centre rooftop urban farm.
Claremont on the Park has delivered an innovative and effective approach to the challenges of reinvigorating ageing community infrastructure and championing the benefits of increased density in established suburbs. The transport-oriented community has successfully transformed an underutilised sporting facility into a vibrant activity centre alongside the creation of new homes, retail and commercial offerings, and cultural and community spaces.
The state-of-the-art Calvary Adelaide Hospital, delivered by Commercial & General for owner Dexus Healthcare Property Fund, replaces two existing hospital facilities, one of which had been in operation for more than 100 years. The 12-storey hospital provides capacity for 344 overnight beds, 62 day-patient beds and a 24/7 emergency department. It also features consulting suites, medical imaging, pathology, 16 operating theatres, four procedure rooms, two cath labs, and staff and administrative amenities.
All development finalists are in the running for the industry’s most coveted prize – the Rider Levett Bucknall Australian Development of the Year award.
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