Bovis Lend Lease has recently “topped off” Sydney’s newest landmark office tower, 126 Phillip Street. Due for completion in September, the 42,050sq m building which has been designed by Foster and Partners, will pioneer a new office typology for Australia - being constructed around three key building elements: core, atrium and floor-plate.

In a departure from traditional office design, the core, containing fire stairs and toilets, is removed to the western exterior of the building, making it the first remote office core in Australia.

The relocation of the core allows an uninterrupted floor-plate, giving occupiers unlimited flexibility in terms of fitout and future business requirements.

Between the external core and the floor-plate is the atrium, which at 150m high is Australia’s tallest. Running the full height of the building and combined with the 360 degree glass façade, the atrium allows natural light to enter the building from every direction.

The building is owned by Investa Property Group and is being project managed by Bovis Lend Lease.

Source: Building Products News.