The GPT Group launched its new work environment in August, which is aiming to achieve 6 Star Interiors Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS rating.
Buildcorp undertook the detailed design and fit-out works that also included an integrated base building upgrade of the bathrooms, lift lobby and services. The fit-out incorporated extensive demolition works to create openings for two new structural steel stair cases installed between the three tenanted floors and the creation of openings through the core to create new work areas, showers and a plant room.
To open the main stair case to more natural light, the existing façade glazing was refurbished with the existing internal aluminium support frames deleted and new glass installed with butt joints to create a framing of the amazing views.
The fit-out also incorporated an open plan work environment that includes collaborators, incubators, neighbourhood hubs, quite rooms, private rooms, a learning lab and an auditorium. Environmental initiatives include the installation of a new active chilled beam mechanical system, the incorporation of additional fresh air and LED lighting system that incorporates day light harvesting and motion sensor control.
An aspiration for the developer GPT was to have zero waste to land fill and all of the existing fit-out and equipment was itemised so that it was either reused or recycled. During construction more than 80% of the waste generated was either reused or recycled.
GPT is forecasting overall energy savings of 50% and lighting running costs of 75%