Sydney, Australia, 26 November 2008: Brookfield Multiplex has achieved a highly coveted 6 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) for the design of its iconic One Shelley Street building at Sydney's King Street Wharf, which will be fully occupied by approximately 2,800 employees from Macquarie Group.
One Shelley Street is the final stage of Brookfield Multiplex's billion dollar King Street Wharf precinct and is due for completion in early 2009.
The latest accolade means that One Shelley Street is only the third building in Sydney's CBD to receive a 6 Green Star office design certified rating from GBCA. 6 Star Green Star certification demonstrates World Leadership, indicating that One Shelley Street has set a new global standard office design.
"We are very proud to have achieved a 6 star Green Star (World Leader) rating for the design of One Shelley Street. This achievement places Brookfield Multiplex amongst a very select group in terms of outstanding sustainable development", said Jim McGreevy, Brookfield Multiplex's CEO of Australasian Property.
"The strong interest in high-level Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD) focused projects shows no sign of abating; it is certainly the future of commercial development and we are very pleased to be at the forefront of this movement," added Mr McGreevy.
The design features which allowed One Shelley Street to be awarded the highest Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia include chilled beam technology to cool the building, carbon dioxide and energy monitoring as well as an integrated fitout to minimise materials wastage.
The building has also been designed to recycle potable water as well as control lighting when it is not in use through its automated lighting control, which maximises use of available daylight.
Spanning 33,000 square metres over 11 levels, the project has received much attention for its innovative and unique design by architects fitzpatrick+partners. The design incorporates an external diagrid that acts as the primary support for the structure and minimises internal columns to provide uninterrupted floor space.
One Shelley Street has been fitted with cyclist facilities including showers and lockers to encourage cycle use and minimise reliance on cars. Construction materials were also cleverly and carefully selected to enhance indoor air quality.
"This project is an outstanding example of Brookfield Multiplex's integrated business model which sees us develop, build, own and manage property whilst allowing all of our operating divisions to contribute to creating a high performance building that can be run sustainably throughout its entire lifecycle," McGreevy said.
For further media information, contact:
Head of Marketing and Communications
The PR Partnership
Tel: (02) 8249 8188, 0411 795 131
Tel: (02) 9256 5753, 0410 535250