The third annual The Urban Developer Awards, in association with Construction Industry Solutions (COINS), recognises standout property industry performers from across Australasia.
The awards program is a little different this year: delivered digitally, with the previously held black-tie gala dinner replaced with our extended virtual celebration, Winners’ Month.
Today, we celebrate Development of the Year — Commercial proudly presented by Avenor.
This award recognises excellence in the development of commercial projects.
Cobild Pty Ltd
The Foundry, South Eveleigh
Workshop by Milligan Group in collaboration with Bates Smart
80 Collins Street
Dexus & DWPF
The Annex, 12 Creek Street
Dexus & DWPF
Watch the video to listen to a Q&A with the winner.
The Foundry is a powerful example of a workplace of the future, bringing together leading technology and design to create a flexible and sustainable campus-style working environment.
The Foundry spans 55,000sq m over 6-storeys with expansive floorplates nearing 9,000sq m, earning the title of Australia’s first “groundscraper”.
The building’s structure was made of prefabricated structural steel, making it the largest steel building Mirvac has developed to date. The off-site manufacture of these elements reduced waste and improved time and cost reduction.
Alongside the project, Mirvac created an activated public realm for tenants and the local community at South Eveleigh by delivering a range of quality public spaces such as an oval, children’s playground, BBQ facilities, new sports facilities, and an Indigenous rooftop garden.
Designed by award-winning architects Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp (FJMT) and Sissons (up to DA), its architectural excellence led to successful problem solving for the buildability of the project, and the use of innovative construction techniques.
The Foundry includes 55,000sq m of commercial space and 2,500sq m of retail.
Anchor tenant, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), worked closely with Mirvac to achieve the shared vision of a new world-class working environment and innovation precinct.
The Foundry meets the highest sustainability standards targeting a 6 Star Green Star Design, 6 Star Green Star As Built, 5 Star NABERS Energy and a 4 Star NABERS water rating.
“It's a pretty unique site where The Foundry sits, it was part of a 14 hectare in-fill South Eveleigh site, with an enormous opportunity to create something a little special,” Mirvac head of commercial property Campbell Hanan said.
“This building is the ultimate design for a post-Covid world with really large significant floor-plate, but not so large that you feel lost in them.
“A huge number of atriums which means a majority of the work places are within 12m of natural light, technology of the highest order, touchless features and lots of collision points for people to run into each other.
“All done in a way that there's still a huge density of workforce in there, but it certainly doesn't feel that way.”