Mirvac and Singapore-based K-REIT Asia have completed the main structural works of $330m office building 8 Chifley Square in Sydney, Australia.
8 Chifley Square is situated in Sydney’s central business district (CBD) at the junction of Hunter Street and Elizabeth Street.
After scheduled completion in August 2013, the 34-storey tower will offer 19,100m² of office space, 36 parking spaces and 156 bicycle stands in two basement levels.
Mirvac CEO of development Brett Draffen said, "The topping-off ceremony marks another significant milestone for our 8 Chifley Square project."
8 Chifley Square will feature seven sky villages ranging from 1,800m² to 2,650m² with two and three storey atria, separated by single floors.
The workspaces will be created through a series of voids that vertically integrate up to three floors, allowing flexibility of configurations.
A five-storey void at the street level of the building will offer an entrance and add public space.
The building is expected to consume 50% less energy than that of a typical Sydney CBD office building.
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners together with Lippman Partnership are serving as architects for the project while Arup is serving as structural engineer.
Mirvac CEO of investment Andrew Butler said that the building’s design, adaptable workspaces, green credentials, public space and site-specific details will deliver an interactive workplace for the future.
"More than 40% of the office space has been leased to one of Australia’s preeminent law firms, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, and with the level of enquiry we have received to date, we are confident of further demand," Butler said.
In March 2012, 8 Chifley Square achieved a Six Star Green Star – Design Office v2 certified rating from the Green Building Council Australia, and Mirvac is planning to achieve a 5 Star NABERS rating for the development.
Image: When completed, 8 Chifley Square will provide a net lettable area of 19,100m² of office space. Photo: Mirvac.