Mirvac Group and co-owner M&G Real Estate have announced that demolition and civil works are complete, and construction is now underway at their landmark building, 80 Ann Street in Brisbane.
Set to become home to Suncorp’s new headquarters, the world-class office tower will be one of Australia’s smartest buildings, embracing industry-leading technology, sustainability and flexibility, setting a new benchmark for Brisbane’s premium office market.
80 Ann Street will span 35-levels, incorporating over 60,000 square metres of premium-grade office space. Suncorp has pre-committed over 40,000 square metres of that space – equivalent to approximately 66 per cent of the building’s total net lettable area.
Designed by global architectural and consulting practice, Woods Bagot, 80 Ann Street will revitalise the historic Brisbane Fruit & Produce Exchange on Turbot Street and deliver a dynamic new destination for Brisbane.
The building will be seamlessly integrated into the surrounding neighbourhood, improving pedestrian permeability through the site.
The new precinct will include an urban retail lane, an eat street, and shared spaces for meetings, remote working and events, creating an activated, welcoming destination for the community.
Woods Bagot’s design response was tailored to the climatic conditions of the city. Optimising Brisbane’s natural daylight and fresh air, the design includes flexible, large floorplates with wide structural spans, minimal internal columns and enhanced access to daylight and views.
Woods Bagot principal and design director, Domenic Alvaro, described the design as drawing on the architecture of a typical Queenslander.
“People working and visiting here will enter the building through the urban garden, which is part of the public domain, up the stairs and onto the verandah,” he said.
“An operable façade flanks the verandah providing connection to the garden below and allowing natural light and air to permeate the building.”
80 Ann Street is set to become one of the most intelligent buildings in Australia, delivering a new benchmark of services that go beyond premium-grade to future-proof the workplace. The tower will have an Integrated Communications Network for all base building services that will facilitate better building management and enable flexibility for tenants. It will also feature electric vehicle charging stations in its basement and a smart visitor management system to enhance the customer experience.
80 Ann Street is targeting a suite of high-performance sustainability ratings including 6 Star Green Star, 5 Star NABERS Energy and 4 Star NABERS Water ratings as well as a Gold Shell and Core WELL Certification.
Wellness facilities will be integrated throughout the development including best-in-class end-of-trip facilities, bike parking, lockers, and a towel service. The precinct will also have 120 car parking spaces.