Sustainability and occupant wellbeing have been prioritised at One Malop Street, Geelong, WorkSafe Victoria’s new headquarters, consisting of fifteen levels of A-Grade commercial office facilities, and incorporating the historic Dalgety & Co. façade. Housing some 800 office workers, the building represents the pinnacle of design for tenant wellness, with the targeted achievement of ambitious sustainable building ratings.
WorkSafe Victoria selected developer Quintessential Equity (QE), along with a world class team of engineers (Aurecon), architects (peckvonhartel) and builders (Built), to deliver the innovative, fit-for-purpose and long-term accommodation. Key imperatives were that the development would support WorkSafe’s values of: Health and Wellbeing, Sustainability, Innovation, Flexibility and Adaptability, and Safety and Inclusiveness.
Aurecon has driven the agenda to provide a sustainable building for the future. Design improvements to achieve these outcomes were facilitated by financing of $68m from the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). This is the largest commercial office project to be funded by the CEFC and the first multi-storey Victorian commercial office building outside Melbourne’s CBD set to achieve such high energy ratings.