Brookfield Multiplex, has completed Cbus Property’s new $440 million flagship office building at 720 Bourke Street in Docklands, west of Melbourne’s CBD.
The A Grade office space is certified for a Six Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating and targeting a 5 star NABERS rating and will house Medibank as anchor tenant, food options and a mix of other commercial tenants across 22 levels and a net lettable area of more than 47,000 square metres.
“720 Bourke Street is an impressive building that stands out on the Docklands skyline. The complexity of the project was managed in collaboration with our client Cbus Property to deliver an outstanding commercial building,” said Mr Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Brookfield Multiplex Victoria.
Designed by Hassell Architects the building is constructed of quality materials including double-glazed glass, perforated metal screens, metal cladding and timber. It also features stone tiling and timber panelling in the lobbies, vertical gardens,1500 square metres of open garden space and two large greenwalls creating a park atmosphere in the CBD.
A central atrium reaches to the top floor providing an abundance of natural light. Brookfield Multiplex constructed the 22 storey atrium by erecting a crash deck and a temporary waterproofing canopy wrapping around the tower crane to protect the finishing works below, enabling construction on the remaining works above to be completed. Once the tower crane was removed a prefabricated glass roof was erected in five pieces to span the entire atrium.
The building is adjacent to Etihad Stadium and a retail tenancy and basketball court is built over the stadium’s main driveway to their carpark. Brookfield Multiplex was required to maintain access to the stadium and the carpark with minimal disruption to events throughout the entirety of the project including opening up a 10 metre wide stair through the construction site when events were occurring.
“We have extensive experience working on live and busy city sites both interacting with public and entertainment events and were able to create new pedestrian access to the site so that fans could get to their AFL games easily,” said Mr Cottam.
ESD elements include under floor air distribution, BMS and controlled mechanical and electrical systems, green planting, recycled water use, a trigeneration system, photo voltaic cells on the roof and a 230,000 litre storage tank for rainwater catchment and irrigation.
Construction on 720 Bourke Street commenced in May 2012.