This project required the fit out of a six storey office block (13,700m²) over a double basement (4,500m²). Sisk constructed the shell and core under a separate contract and this overlapped with the fit out works. This is a city centre site with streets on three sides and an office restoration on the remaining side also carried out by Sisk. Access was via a rear ramp to the basement and an internal hoist in the central atrium gave access to each floor.
The shell and core is an RC structure main frame of columns, beams and flat slabs. One central lift and stair with two other ancillary stair cores. The main façade has punch windows which are a combination of structural glazing and curtain walling. The columns and slab edges are clad with hand fixed stone. The internal atrium is glazed in full height curtain walling and the courtyard has vertical fins for solar shading.
The fit out required installation of raised access floors, SAS tartan ceilings, system glazed and pre-finished partitions. The floor layouts are 80% cellular from first to fifth floor. The sixth floor has multiple meeting rooms with upgraded finishes for client and executive meetings.
The fit out consists of a raised access floor and metal tile ceiling with demountable office walls on floors one to five with a suite of meeting rooms on the sixth floor. The ground floor contains a full kitchen and dining area, central atrium with cantilevered feature stairs, training and lecture rooms. A full M&E installation was part of the fit out contract. The basement facilitates bike and car parking and the lower basement is fitted out with gym and utility rooms.
The project achieved LEED Gold accreditation.