The transformation of GPT Group’s offices in the 33 year old Harry Seidler designed MLC building achieved a six star Green Star rating and a modern workplace that set new standards. The Fifth Estate has produced an extended case study report on GPT’s head office, written principally by Lynne Blundell.

When the GPT Group’s management decided it was time to upgrade their offices in the 33-year-old MLC tower in Sydney little did they realise they were embarking on a company-wide transformation. But 18 months later that is exactly what was delivered, creating a much healthier, energy-efficient workplace with state-of-the-art communications technology and a more mobile, flexible workforce. All at no additional cost to the business. Before chief executive and managing director Michael Cameron joined the group the project was to be a simple refurbishment but it soon became clear it would be much more, says project director Rob Hitchcock. “Once we started the conversation about upgrading the physical space we very quickly realised the enormous opportunity this gave us to reinvigorate the business. This was more than a physical upgrade – it was a tool to transform the business, help reposition the business and also to showcase what can be achieved even in an older building,” says Hitchcock. Read the whole story in our ebook here

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