WELL Certification awarded to Frasers Property's new headquarters


06 December 2017

Frasers Property Australia’s (Frasers Property) new headquarters based in Rhodes Corporate Park, has achieved WELL Building certification, receiving a GOLD rating.

Frasers Property: The $9.8 million Frasers Property Australia office fit-out comprising 3,700 sqm spread across two levels, is the second in Australia to receive this highly coveted sustainability certification and the 14th globally (GOLD certification). It is also one of the first in Australia (including the CBD) designed to target both 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1.1 (Green Building Council of Australia) and WELL (International Well Building Institute) certifications.

Reini Otter, Executive General Manager, Commercial & Industrial and Investment Property said, “We are very proud to achieve the WELL certification. One of the goals of the business is to build sustainable workplaces. Our headquarters is an exemplary illustration of putting this into practice. It was also important to showcase leadership in our new office design, which now reflects the corporate values and culture of the business as well as our future aspirations.

“The design approach, in collaboration with BVN Architects, makes conscious use of passive design as part of a strategy to encourage movement – both for fitness and to promote unplanned conversations and collaboration. Fundamental to the design is the belief that the built environment can directly affect our health – making employee wellbeing a top priority.”

“Mobility, natural daylight and comfort were important considerations to create a healthy working environment for the staff. The diverse range of spaces such as the kitchen, The Lounge, The Steps, terrace and meeting rooms have also helped increase productivity,” said Paolo Bevilacqua, General Manager, Sustainability.

WELL buildings are given credits for seven categories including air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind.

Staff Indoor Environment Quality satisfaction scores have dramatically improved following the move into the new fit-out three months ago. There has been a 56 per cent improvement in staff satisfaction for overall health and productivity. Spatial comfort is up 77 per cent, indoor air quality has improved by 64 per cent and visual comfort recorded a 44 per cent increase in satisfaction levels.

WELL features:

6 Star Green Star initiatives:

Wellness in the workplace initiatives:

Reini concluded, “The suburbs have been neglected in terms of innovation in the workplace with a focus on the main CBD areas. However, employers and workers are now starting to demand more. To remain an employer of choice and attract the best talent, companies need to offer workplaces that offer choice, flexibility, technology and atmosphere.”

Earlier this year, Frasers Property’s headquarters also won a Workplace Design award at the Australian Interior Design Awards.

Located at 1 Homebush Bay Drive, Rhodes Corporate Park – covering 90,000 sqm – has been developed by Frasers Property Australia in stages over the past 15 years. The Corporate Park has become a close-knit community supported by high-quality amenities including childcare facilities, pool, gym, extensive landscaping and direct access to a sub-regional shopping centre and rail line.




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