Software company, SafetyCulture, is delivering a boost to Surry Hill’s emerging tech district, with its relocation to a custom-built headquarters in 2021.
The $38 million ultra-modern office build and fit-out will be designed to drive greater collaboration, innovation and culture for its team.
Meanwhile, its prominent location ensures it’s ideally positioned to stay connected to Sydney’s local tech community as it continues to experience rapid growth and bring in new talent across the company.
Luke Anear, Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture said that COVID-19 has shown everyone the possibilities of flexible working.
“While SafetyCulture will continue to embrace a hybrid model, allowing us the ability to hire from all locations, the office remains a fundamental part of our future business plan,” he said.
“For high-growth companies like us, it’s important we have somewhere to help embed our culture of innovation and teamwork. It’s the first office designed specifically for us – we’ve created a space which heroes our customers, inspires our employees and drives collaboration.”
Currently under construction at 72-84 Foveaux Street, the 4,200 square metre office is due to be completed by mid-2021.
The building will feature a full commercial kitchen and on-site chef and barista to provide coffee, breakfast and lunch to employees; a rooftop bar with a pizza oven and large outdoor screen; a glass atrium; meeting rooms with views across the city; an auditorium and collaboration spaces for customer and community events; and end of trip facilities, such as bike racks and showers.
The building will help the company reach its goal of net-zero carbon emissions and will feature a 15 kilowatt solar PV system to offset power consumption from the grid.
It will also use high-performance glazing and building fabric to minimise heating and cooling loads and reduce energy consumption.
The office will be designed with a combination of passive and active design to create a truly green office, receiving a 5.5 energy ranking from the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS).
Scott Cam, host of The Block and SafetyCulture ambassador, recently toured the site taking in the atrium, office bar and city views, marking it a 9.5/10.