Lendlease has unveiled its new Victorian headquarters at One Melbourne Quarter.
Designed to promote employee health and wellbeing, the office is now home to approximately 400 Lendlease employees who have relocated from three different office locations across Melbourne.
A key feature of the new workplace is access to the first phase of the precinct’s elevated Sky Park, featuring a striking sculptural spiral staircase leading up to the park from Collins Street. Creating additional community amenity, the wi-fi enabled Sky Park encourages workers to re-charge and work outside. The park’s biophilic design is also an essential ingredient in enhancing health and wellbeing.
The office is centered around the concept of team neighbourhoods of 15 – 20 employees. Allocated desks are eliminated and replaced with centralised team tables to promote a team based working culture and opportunities for immediate feedback, staff connectivity and collaboration.
Employees are free to choose how and where they work. Each neighbourhood has a range of spaces including ‘working walls’ for visual communication, enclosed meeting pods with access to virtual technology, breakaway areas for collaboration and services such as IT help desks on each floor to support high performance.
The building is targeting a 6 Star Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, a 5.5 star NABERS Energy tenancy rating and a WELL New Interiors Certification.
“The opening of Melbourne’s first Sky Park at Melbourne Quarter has brought an exciting new green public space to the city for residents, visitors and thousands of Victorians who work nearby,” says planning minister Richard Wynne.
“I want to congratulate Lendlease on its commitment to this bold project, which represents a long-term commercial and residential investment in the area. The Melbourne Quarter precinct creates an important gateway, linking Docklands to the CBD, creating thousands of jobs for Victorians both during construction and once complete.
“This is a place where Melburnians will want to visit, live and work.”