"The built environment can directly affect our health"
Reini Otter, Frasers Executive GM

Frasers Property Australia Head Office, Rhodes

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Details

Client
Frasers Property
Location
Frasers Property Australia, Level 2 & 3, 1, Homebu Rhodes, NSW 2138
Completion
September 2016
Value
$9,800,000.00
Size

1860m2 GFA - Level 2

1860m2 GFA - Level 3

3720m2 NLA - Fit-out Area

Description

BVN, in conjunction with Frasers Property’s commercial division, led the $9.8 million fit-out comprising 3,700 sqm spread across two levels. The office fit-out is also one of the first in Australia (including the CBD) designed to target both 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 (Green Building Council) and WELL certifications.

 

Five key principles shaped the design:

  • Create authentic places that inspire creativity and passion.
  • Provide choice to support a variety of activities.
  • Enable and connect with seamless technology.
  • Bring the customer into the heart of the business.
  • Foster a sense of community.

 

6 Star Green Star initiatives:

  • Lighting system upgrade to full LED lighting with sensor technology to improve light quality, control and efficiency.
  • Careful planning and waste management to minimise construction and demolition waste generated during the fit out. Surplus office furniture was sent to Tonga to support developing communities.
  • The majority of new furniture and materials are independently eco certified, hence are less toxic from a human health perspective and have a lower environmental impact.
  • Acoustic treatments to minimise disruption in rooms and improve acoustic privacy.
  • The new tenancy will use considerably less energy, with all remaining energy to be purchased as 100 per cent green power.

 

WELL features:

  • A significant air conditioning upgrade including more fresh air and higher filtration aimed at improving air quality, comfort and efficiency.
  • Workstations and chairs assessed by an ergonomist who will also be on hand after the individual ergonomic assessments. Key items include adjustable monitor arms and chair adjustment.
  • High quality and diverse break out and private spaces including quiet rooms, booths and benches.
  • Thirty per cent sit-to-stand desks and standing conference and meeting points throughout.

 

Wellness in the workplace initiatives:

  • A focus on health and nutrition with initiatives such as daily fruit and vegetables, nutritional tips, a health and wellness library, reimbursements and subsidies for some structured fitness programs and activities.
  • End of trip facilities including showers, lockers, change rooms and a bike repair kit have been built into the space, equivalent to a five star hotel quality to encourage exercise either on the way to work or during the day.
  • Indoor plants and trees (three metres high) improve air quality and connection to nature.
  • Dynamic, collaborative spaces with open offices and flexible space to promote innovation and create a more exciting office culture.
  • Subtle active design to facilitate a healthier environment:
    • Single point of entry for all staff.
      • Mingle with more people.
      • Walk to your desk through a town hall space designed to encourage interaction.
    • One main, large well equipped café area for all staff – with only one other tea point in the office.
    • A focal point is The Steps – place to meet, eat and relax to encourage walking.
  • Natural light and views – accessible to many and owned by no-one, with sight lines across the entire floor plate.
  • Access to outdoor space and fresh air with two balconies accessible from open common areas – meetings can spill outside.
  • Rhodes Corporate Park is a unique environment – extensive landscaping and access to parklands. The walking paths are various durations to encourage movement and access to fresh air, provide new venues to hold group brainstorms and discussions or simply to take a break.
  • Free access to the Rhodes Corporate Business Park gymnasium which includes an initial fitness assessment.

 

Location

Frasers Property Australia, Level 2 & 3, 1, Homebu Rhodes, NSW 2138

Awards

2017
Australian Interior Design (AIDA) Award for Workplace Design
2018
The Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) NSW Chapter Interior Architecture Commendation

Brief Elements

  • Create authentic places that inspire creativity and passion.
  • Provide choice to support a variety of activities.
  • Enable and connect with seamless technology.
  • Bring the customer into the heart of the business.
  • Foster a sense of community.

Consultants

Northrop Consulting Engineers
Structural Engineers
ADP Consulting
Mechanical / Electrical / Hydraulic Engineers / Security Consultants
Napier & Blakeley
Quantity Surveyor
Wilkinson Murray Pty Limited
Acoustics Engineers
Green Design
Landscape Architects
Transition Consultants
Storage Audit Consultants
Mckenzie Group Consulting (Qld) Pty Ltd
BCA / Private Certifier