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 transformation.

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 Skyring.

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 approach.

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 Group.

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 industrial sectors.