Investa’s New Workplace Puts People And Collaboration First

09 February 2018

Investa this week announced the opening of its new workplace and head office at 420 George Street,
Sydney. Incorporating over 1,700m2 on level 31 and part level 30, the space is a contemporary
reflection of the firm’s renewed vision and brand, with staff driving the move to even greater workplace collaboration, flexibility and agility in the future.

420 George Street is owned by Investa Commercial Property Fund (75%) and Mercer Super Trust (25%).
The new space, designed by Hassell, provides expansive views over Darling Harbour and the CBD, abundant natural light and a column free floorplate. Relocating from 126 Phillip Street, Sydney, Investa has secured a 10-year lease at the prominent A-grade asset.

Jonathan Callaghan, CEO Investa said: “Our workplace has been designed by our people, with the diverse
and unique needs of our team at the heart of the process.

Thorough research was conducted at the outset to understand how our people are working now, and to
identify what facilities, spaces, technologies and behaviours would support their best work in the future.

We found that more than half of the work our people do is collaborative, half of individual work is highly focused and despite different teams working on different aspects of the business, there was a consistent range of working styles. Given this, our key priority was to ensure our new workplace delivered a diversity of spaces where people could choose how they work, depending on the type of activity they are doing.”

Investa’s new workplace has the majority of workspaces unassigned, with small neighbourhoods and
collaboration areas allocated to different departments to enable flexibility, while maintaining team cohesion.
Amy Wild, General Manager, People and Culture said: “Our new workplace better supports and reflects our open, transparent and collaborative culture. It is a beautifully designed, functional, light-filled space that we know our people will love coming to work in each day.

Everyone belongs to a neighbourhood and there is a variety of spaces to suit the full spectrum of work,
helping staff to focus, collaborate, meet and relax.

We have invested in market leading technology to ensure diverse teams can connect and work together
easily and have a number of team tables and booths throughout the space, to enable easy interaction, in addition to regular meeting spaces.

The best views in the house are available to our staff at any time in our social hub and meals area on level
31, which has a double height glass wall and expansive CBD views.” said Ms Wild.

Investa’s new workplace was also designed with a clear focus on reducing Investa’s environmental footprint,
in line with its strategic target of net zero carbon emissions by 2040, across its portfolio and business operations.

Nina James, General Manager, Corporate Sustainability said: “Building on our expertise in reducing building
carbon emissions, we set strong emission reduction targets for our new fit-out. By selecting materials which are easily recycled and re-purposing furniture and mechanical elements, we were able to reduce the total carbon footprint by more than 12%.

This experience further enhances our ability to guide tenants through their own low carbon fitout.”
420 George Street is located in the retail and transport hub of the CBD, adjacent to the new light rail and
rejuvenated George Street precinct. The location offers extensive surrounding amenities for Investa staff, including prime retail and entertainment venues and is walking distance to train, bus and ferry transport.




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