Not only has Sydney’s largest urban renewal project, Lendlease’s Barangaroo South, been presented with the nation’s most prestigious property prize, the RLB Australian Development of the Year, but Mirvac’s EY Centre, 200 George Street has won the Best Office Development Award at Property Council of Australia Awards.
“Barangaroo South is a truly iconic international project which has recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal,” says the Property Council’s CEO, Ken Morrison.
On completion in 2023, Barangaroo South will house 23,000 office workers, 2,000 residents, a six-star hotel and 80-plus cafés, bars, restaurants and retail outlets across more than half a million square metres of space."
“Lendlease has combined iconic buildings designed by acclaimed architects with world-leading sustainability initiatives that have transformed entire supply chains and challenged large tenants to embrace green business practices,” Morrison says.
Barangaroo South took home a swag of awards, including WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings and the Liberty Steel Award for Best Mixed Use Development.
Lendlease's workplace at Barangaroo was also the winner of the Eagle Lighting Australia Award for Best Workplace Project.
This year, 137 finalists competed for national recognition in 20 categories.
Mirvac's EY Centre was presented with the SAS International Award for Best Office Development. According to RLB’s Managing Director NSW, Matthew Harris, the EY Centre is a “new breed of smart buildings in Australia”.
“Mirvac’s masterpiece is instantly-recognisable for its spectacular architecture, and has activated the ground plane and surrounding laneways, creating a well-connected bustling precinct,” Harris says.
Mirvac’s Head of Office and Industrial, Campbell Hanan says, “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,” he says.
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.
Quantity surveying firm Slattery took home the PwC Award for Diversity for companies with less than 250 employees.
“Diversity is integral to Slattery’s business philosophy. Sarah Slattery is the first female to lead any quantity surveying company in Australia, 41 percent of the firm’s workforce is female and half of its growth sector leaders are women. These impressive statistics are well worth applause,” says Morrison.
Meanwhile, the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity for companies with more than 250 employees went to Cushman & Wakefield.
Rebecca Fitzgerald, a senior mechanical engineer with WSP, was awarded the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year.
“Rebecca is passionate about buildings and is a role model for other aspiring female engineers wanting a challenging and rewarding career,” Harris says.
The S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development was taken out by the Old Clare Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale.
“It’s a spectacular new space, carved out of the Clare Hotel pub and Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building, which honours its heritage while bringing new economic opportunities to the area,” Harris says.
The Equiem Award for Best Project Innovation was presented to Project REDDA, an end-to-end real estate due diligence solution that automatically detects key risks in leases.
The Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia was presented with the KONE Award for Best Development Innovation for cultivating high-value manufacturing, leading-edge research and emerging industries.