Winyu House wins ACT’s highest property honour

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The latest government office project in Gungahlin has picked up the ACT’s top property honour.

Building owner and developer, KDN Group, was presented with the Property Council of Australia’s RLB ACT Development of the Year Award at a cocktail reception last night.

RLB provided cost management and quantity surveying services to the first A-Grade commercial office building to be built in the Gungahlin Town Centre.

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Winyu House incorporates more than 10,000 square metres of commercial office space, 200 car spaces, ground floor retail, conference facilities, an integrated child care centre and a government shopfront.

The building is the result of a unique collaboration between the ACT Government, owner KDN Group, and project manager Lendlease.

Sustainability leadership

Accommodating 700 staff, Winyu House features an impressive open central atrium space with a glass skylight linking all four levels.

Managing Director of RLB in the ACT, Mark Chappe said, ‘The sustainability features at Winyu House are impressive, and include intelligent lighting, a 74kW solar array that feeds energy back into the building and a sophisticated stormwater treatment system.’

He added, ‘The modern, open plan design of Winyu House sets new standards for ACT Government accommodation, and is the benchmark for new office buildings underway in Civic and Dickson.’

National awards

The ACT Development of the Year Award is part of the national 2018 Property Council of Australia / Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program. RLB has partnered with the Property Council to present the awards program since its inception in 1982.

Winyu House is also competing in two categories at the national awards, which will be held in Sydney on Friday 11 May.