17 September 2013
GHD, one of the world’s leading engineering, architecture and
environmental consulting companies, has signed up as the major
tenant for the new commercial office tower to be constructed at 999
Hay Street in Perth.
Accommodating GHD’s 600-strong Perth-based
practice across six levels, the 12-level office tower has been
designed to achieve a 4 Star Green Star and 4.5 Star NABERS rating,
with many additional specifications exceeding the Property Council
of Australia’s A-Grade office standard.
Construction is forecast to be complete by spring 2015 and GHD’s
team has worked closely with Qube Property Group to tailor the
design to suit its own requirements.
Speaking of the announcement, GHD’s Manager for Western
Australia Ashley Wright says, “999 Hay Street was selected after
extensive consultation with our staff and key stakeholders. This
site is a prominent location with excellent transport links, easy
access to the freeways, as well as Perth’s major north-south cycle
Throughout the consultation process, we developed a stringent
set of criteria to address our people’s needs, along with those set
out by management as a benchmark for our company.”
The result is a modern, sustainable building design with large,
1260 square metre floor plates that incorporate extensive natural
day lighting, high-quality air-conditioning and lighting systems,
as well as high-speed lifts.
Craig Muir, GHD’s Principal Architect in WA commented, “GHD’s
goal to deliver an attractive workplace for the future is clearly
demonstrated in the bespoke features incorporated in to the
“Large north-facing balconies have been added to all floors
which allow the café-style kitchen areas to open up directly
outdoors. Our team-oriented approach to delivering integrated
design solutions is reflected in the quality and functionality of
the proposed facilities. Particular attention has been given to the
connection of our multi-disciplinary teams across floors through
the introduction of natural daylight and high quality finishes to
the internal stairwells,” says Craig.
Directly resulting from GHD’s extensive employee consultation
process, the building’s end-of-trip cycle facilities have been
considerably enlarged and upgraded. According to an internal poll,
more than 25 percent of GHD’s Perth staff ride or run to work and
regularly use office change-room facilities.
Speaking of one of the most exciting aspects of 999 Hay Street,
Craig says, “We’re hoping to have approved a new design for the
roof top level, including a dedicated conference and training
facility which opens onto a large, covered alfresco area
overlooking the river and Kings Park. The alfresco space will have
operable walls and roof to maximise its use all year round for
client and employee functions.”
GHD’s new premises at 999 Hay Street will reinforce the
company’s position as a leader in engineering, architectural and
environmental consulting in Western Australia.
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