Mirvac’s flagship Sydney commercial development, EY Centre, 200 George Street, achieved the SAS International Award for Best Office Development at the Property Council of Australia’s 2018 National Innovation & Excellence Awards which were held on Friday night.
Mirvac’s Head of Office and Industrial, Campbell Hanan said, “We are incredibly proud that the hard work of the Mirvac team and our partners has been recognised with the achievement of this prestigious Property Council of Australia Award for the EY Centre. From the project’s inception, we knew it was going to be an exceptional building that would make a significant contribution to the Sydney CBD community. This award is great recognition of the EY Centre and all of those involved in its development.”
Mirvac worked closely with a number of partners to create the EY Centre and deliver one of Australia’s first ‘smart’ buildings, including award-winning architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT). FJMT designed a distinctively sculptural, 37-storey building that employs a world-first timber-and-glass closed cavity façade system giving it a unique appearance – an instantly recognisable structure defined by its shimmering, organic, golden-hued curves.
The building’s innovative sustainability credentials and world-class achievements contributed to its success, as the EY Centre has a string of Green Star ratings as well as a 5.5 Star NABERS Energy rating. It is also Australia’s first fully LED lit building, resulting in reduced power consumption costs, lower maintenance cycles and a reduction of landfill.
Mirvac’s headquarters at EY Centre creates an environment that actively stimulates performance and better supports the way Mirvac’s people work. Mirvac’s headquarters achieved Australia’s first Gold WELL rating from the International WELL Building Institute in 2017.
Workplace advisory firm, Davenport Campbell, worked with Mirvac to design the headquarters to support the diverse and specific needs of its workforce while actively promoting collaboration and flexible working. The workplace also integrates ‘smart’ technology that monitors air quality, sunlight, power and water usage, adjusting the internal environment according to the needs of the building and its occupants, allowing for efficiency improvements to be made in real time.
Mirvac’s General Manager of Commercial Development, Simon Healy said, “This landmark building incorporates world-leading technology and unique design, while also activating the ground plane and surrounding laneways, creating a well-connected bustling precinct with spaces for the whole community to work, relax and socialize.”
The Property Council of Australia Awards are one of Australia’s most prestigious property awards programs. The National Innovation & Excellence Awards has promoted excellence in design and innovation in the built environment since 1982.