Bank of Queensland (BOQ) is
relocating its national headquarters to 100 Skyring at Newstead’s Gasworks
precinct to further support the organisation’s ongoing operational and cultural
To occupy five floors at the
$175 million, A-Grade, 12-storey building, the new BOQ headquarters will be home
to around 960 employees. The bank has also secured the naming rights for 100
BOQ’s acting Chief Executive
Officer Jon Sutton said the new headquarters at 100 Skyring would provide a
highly flexible working environment for employees and also support the bank’s customer-first
BOQ is using 100 Skyring’s
large, open floor plates to create a flexible layout that embraces technology,
promotes increased employee productivity and delivers various meeting areas to
encourage workplace collaboration.
Shared facilities on each floor including
meeting rooms, kitchen and breakout areas, create a strong sense of community, with
the five-floor atrium stair space connecting employees between floors and
encouraging greater communication.
According to Jon Sutton, BOQ is
strongly focussed on meeting their customers’ changing needs, requiring their workforce
to be more flexible and mobile; the size and adaptability of the 2,200sqm floor
plates at 100 Skyring were crucial to creating the innovative work environment.
BOQ chose 100 Skyring after
considering a range of relocation options. Located within the new Gasworks
precinct at Newstead, it provides easy access to public transport and other
amenities, such as cafes, shops, bars and restaurants.
Newstead is also home to
Energex, Leighton Contractors, Bechtel, Virgin, AECOM, Macquarie Bank and Australian
Agricultural Company, and very soon to the national headquarters of Tatts
Charter Hall Regional Asset
Manager, Belinda Kalinin said 100 Skyring offers a dynamic and contemporary
workplace in an activated precinct that seeks to provide a vibrant work lifestyle.
She observes that the rapidly
improving amenity and campus-style opportunities provided by the Brisbane
fringe have major appeal for organisations looking to renew themselves in a
contemporary and innovative business environment. The precinct offers easy
access to the City Cat, City Glider, ferries, train stations and bike paths as
well as retail, cafes, bars and shopping, providing a variety of quality choices
in a vibrant location only 1.7km from the CBD.
The building reached practical
completion three months ahead of schedule in August this year. It has received
a 5 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 rating, and is targeting a 4.5 Star
NABERS Energy rating.
BOQ will be joined by fellow
tenants including Redchip Lawyers and Konica Minolta, leaving over 35% or
8,000sqm of contiguous office space available for lease on the top four levels
of the building.
100 Skyring also features ground
floor retail as well as generous lifestyle facilities, with 192 bicycle racks,
showers, change rooms and lockers.
One of Queensland’s largest
owners and managers of property, Charter Hall has a $2.4 billion Queensland
portfolio comprising of 47 assets in Brisbane across office, retail and