On Thursday 5th September, some prominent thinkers and leaders in Australia’s workplace design and sustainable innovation industries converged on Lend Lease’s ground-breaking development Lifestyle Working Collins Street to mark its official opening.
Situated on Collins Street in Victoria Harbour, the development’s next-generation sustainability and cutting-edge design features will enable small businesses to access benefits previously only within reach of large occupiers.
Lifestyle Working Collins Street combines architectural vision and creative planning with community responsibility, commercial functionality and environmental sustainability.
The speaker line-up included:
• Romilly Madew, CEO of Green Building Council of Australia
• James Calder, internationally renowned workplace strategist
• Maurice Cococcia, Lend Lease’s head of investment for the development business and
• Lachie Daddo, master of ceremonies.
Green Building Council of Australia’s Chief Executive, Romilly Madew praised the creation by Lend Lease and Stable Group. “Lifestyle Working demonstrates that the benefits of operating from a Green Star building – from lower running costs to higher staff productivity – are not exclusively available to big companies with big budgets, but can be captured by small businesses with modest budgets,” said Romilly.
Lend Lease’s Maurice Cococcia delivered the closing remarks with “Lifestyle Working Collins Street will contribute to the diversity of Victoria Harbour’s vibrant commercial offering and is a fitting and welcome addition to our precinct which boasts a high concentration of green buildings in Australia."
One of the building’s exciting innovations is the “Melbourne City Solar Farm” – 132 kw of solar energy supplying both individual suites and the base building. There are 1.5kw Strata titled “Solar Lots” for a large number of suites providing electricity to those suites during daylight hours. Energy unused is simply fed back into the grid with a credit back to the suite. The innovation is designed to provide up to 100 per cent of the base building energy during daylight hours, energy costs are reduced substantially, with the savings flowing through to all tenants and owners.
More information on Lifestyle Working Collins Street and be found here