Coca-Cola Place, formerly Ark

By Lyn Drummond
17 May 2011 –
Investa’s ARK development in North Sydney and GPT’s 530 Collins Street in Melbourne have won two new sustainability awards included in the Property Council of Australia’s annual Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

Ark, now known as Coca-Cola Place, won the Baulderstone Award for Best Sustainable Development, New Buildings and GPT’s 530 Collins Street won the THINC Award for Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings.Property Council chief executive officer Peter Verwer said the awards demonstrated the property industry’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and sustainable development.

Overall winner of the awards announced at a gala dinner at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre on Saturday night was The ANZ Centre in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct, which won the Australian Development of the Year Award.

Coca-Cola Place (The Ark)
Investa’s Coca-Cola Place at 14 Berry Street in the heart of North Sydney’s CBD was the first high-rise office tower in NSW to achieve six star Green Star Design and As-Built ratings.

It comprises 28,500 square metres of offices over 21 levels and includes tenants Coca-Cola Amatil, Vodafone Hutchinson Communications and Regus.   The architect was Rice Daubney and the builder Thiess.

The building sets a new approach to architectural form, with its dramatic folded shapes, the judges said.

Committed to five star NABERS, it uses tri-generation as a single energy source.  (See our story on this) Rainwater is collected and recycled as grey-water.

It has been designed to achieve a normalised greenhouse gas emissions level of about 40 kilograms of CO2 a square metres. The energy demand reduction systems are designed to reduce the peak demand on electricity infrastructure by approximately 25 per cent. A sophisticated building information system manages the building’s performance.

Property Council of Australia CEO Peter Verwer said “ARK is an example of the exceptional outcomes our industry can produce.  The building embraces tomorrow’s environmental sustainability, contemporary design and technology to create an inspirational workplace. It has put the North Sydney CBD firmly back on the map.”

530 Collins Street, Melbourne

530 Collins Street

GPT Group’s 530 Collins Street, Melbourne won the THINC Award for Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings.

The 68,000sqm office building with 14 level internal atrium and specialist retail tenancies was originally built in 1991.

The judges said: “The GPT Group delivered a strategic refurbishment of the building which not only retained the asset’s Premium Grade quality but demonstrates GPT’s commitment to enhancing the environmental performance of existing buildings.

“The recently upgraded building is operating one of Melbourne’s few onsite cogeneration plants, a high efficiency, low carbon power station. Under an Energy Performance Contract, the performance of the cogeneration plant together with lighting and fit out upgrades and the installation of new water efficient cooling towers are expected to achieve a five star NABERS Energy rating.”

Mr Verwer said, “the strategic refurbishment of 530 Collins highlights the industry’s commitment to a more sustainable future, coupled with the relentless pursuit of innovative, high quality solutions.

“The building will use 40 per cent less energy than a building of comparable size and age, saving 4700 tonnes of carbon from being expelled into the atmosphere each year.”

See our previous stories on 530 Collins Street

ANZ Centre

The ANZ Centre

The ANZ Centre in Melbourne’s Victoria Harbour precinct won the Australian Development of the Year Award.

The centre, which also won the Colliers International Award for Best Office Development, was chosen from a field of more than 100 nation-wide finalists.

Developed by Lend Lease, ANZ’s global headquarters is the largest single tenanted commercial building in Australia, delivering a net area of 83,550 square metres.

The building represents best practice for workplace design: a low rise 10-storey ground scraper with a dynamic central atrium space and fully connected large floor plates. Accommodating more than 6500 staff, it has employee and community amenities.

Mr Verwer said: “The ANZ Centre is an outstanding showcase of the great outcomes our industry can produce.  The building has not only achieved global benchmarks in environment and sustainability, but has reinvigorated the entire Melbourne Docklands precinct.”

Sustainable development innovations used on the project include an underfloor air distribution system, Quiet Revolution using wind turbines. There is a marked reduction in the number of car parking spaces and a blackwater system reduces sewer flows.

Full list of winners

2011 Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Award Winners are as follows:

Property Council of Australia/ Rider Levett Bucknall Australian  Development of the Year AwardANZ Centre, Docklands (VIC)Owner: ANZ

Developed and nominated by: Lend Lease

Architect: Hassell/ Lend Lease Design

Builder: Bovis Lend Lease

Key tenant: ANZ Bank

Size: 83,550sqm

Bluescope Buildings Award for Best Business and Industrial Park DevelopmentInnovation Campus, University of Wollongong (NSW)Owned, developed and nominated by: University of Wollongong

Architect: Graham Bell Bowman

Builder: Baulderstone

Key tenants: Sydney Business School, Australian Institute of Innovative Materials, Institute of Transnational and Maritime Security, + broad range of commercial tenants

Size: 33 hectares

Colliers International Award for Best Office DevelopmentANZ Centre, Docklands (VIC)Owner: ANZ

Developed and nominated by: Lend Lease

Architect: Hassell/ Lend Lease Design

Builder: Bovis Lend Lease

Key tenant: ANZ Bank

Size: 83,550sqm

The Village Building Company Award for Best Residential DevelopmentSociety South Yarra (VIC)Owner: Hamton JV (South Yarra) PTY LTD

Developer: Hamton Property Group and JV partner ISPT

Nominated by: ISPT

Architect: Robert Bird

Builder: Hickory

Size: 242 apartments including studio, one and two beds and retail amenity

Laing O’Rourke Award for Best Shopping Centre DevelopmentChadstone West Mall (VIC)Owner: The Gandel Group

Developer: CFSGAM for CFS Retail Trust and The Gandel Group

Nominated by: Colonial First State Global Asset Management

Architect: The Buchan Group

Builder: Probuild Constructions

Size:20,000sqm including a 5,000sqm luxury precinct with tenants such as Burberry, Chanel, Coach, Gucci, Hugo

Boss, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Omega, Prada, Ralph Lauren and

Tiffany&Co.

Ryan Lawyers Award for Best Tourism & Leisure DevelopmentSydney Harbour YHA (NSW)Owner: Sydney Harbour YHA

Developed and nominated by: YHA Ltd

Architect: Tzannes Associates Architecture Urban Design

Builder: Built

Size: 106 room youth hostel and

two-classroom education centre located in The Rocks, Sydney

Judd Farris Award for Future Leader of the YearNatalie Myatt (NSW)Employer: Stockland
GroupGSA Award for Best Master Planned CommunityUniversity Hill (VIC)Owned, developed and nominated by MAB Corporation

Architect: Hassell, Urbanism Plus, Billard Leece,Plus Architects, 12C architects

Planner: Contour Consultants

Builder: St Hilliers

Size: 104 hectare, $1billion masterplanned community with over 1,000 homes, recreational facilities and parklands

State and Property Authority Award for Government Leadership Housing NSWHousing NSW

Nominated by: NSW Department of Human Services – Housing NSW

Size: The Australian Government’s Nation Building Economic Stimulus Plan is the largest social housing infrastructure project in New South Wales and Australia delivering 6,300 units, totalling $1.9 billion.

S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage & Adaptive ReuseSydney Harbour YHA (NSW)Owner: Sydney Harbour YHA

Developed and nominated by: YHA Ltd

Architect: Tzannes Associates Architecture Urban Design

Builder: Built

Size: 106 room youth hostel and

two-classroom education centre located in The Rocks, Sydney

Woodhead Award for Best Mixed Use DevelopmentThe Village, Balgowlah (NSW)Owner, developer and nominated by: Stockland

Architect: Allen Jack+Cottier Architects

Builder: Abigroup

Size: $300 million mixed-use development on 2 hectare site

Project Control Group Award for Best Office Fit OutGoods Shed North (VIC)Owned, developed and nominated by: Equiset

Architect: Elenberg Fraser, BVN Architecture, Lovell Chen

Builder: Equiset Construction

Key tenants: Government Agencies

VicUrban and The Building Commission and Plumbing Industry Commission.

Size: 10,587sqm

John Holland Award for Best Public BuildingNational Portrait Gallery of Australia (ACT)Owner: National Portrait Gallery of Australia

Developer: Department of Finance and Deregulation

Nominated by: John Holland

Architect: Johnson Pilton Walker

Builder: John Holland

Size: 17,500sqm

Gadens Lawyers Award for Best Retirement Living Development Lansdowne Gardens (NSW)Owner and developer: Cranbrook Care

Nominated by: Meldrum Property Group

Architect: Morrison Design Partnership

Builder: ADCO Construction

Size: 4,554sqm – a 61 suite, 66 bed extra services residential aged care

facility overlooking Sydney Harbour in Neutral Bay.

Thinc Award for Best Sustainable Development – Existing Buildings530 Collins Street (VIC)Owner: GPT Wholesale office fund

Developed and nominated by: The GPT Group

Architect: NH Architecture

Builder: Built

Key tenant: Mills Oakley lawyers, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, AEMO

Size: 68,000sqm

Baulderstone Award for Best Sustainable Development – New BuildingsARK (NSW)Owned, developed and nominated by: Investa Property Group

Architect: Rice Daubney

Builder: Thiess

Key tenants: Coca-Cola Amatil, Vodaphone Hutchison Australia and Regus

Size: 28,500sqm

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