The Qantas Global Headquarters is an iconic office park, located in Mascot near Sydney Airport. The campus-style facility accommodates thousands of staff and features an auditorium, retail space and a covered atrium linking seven buildings.
The asset underwent a major refurbishment and expansion project, carried out over a three-year period and completed in January 2014. The project has enabled Qantas to achieve cost efficiencies by consolidating its Sydney offices into one Global Headquarters, as well as improving the energy efficiency of the facility.
The newly-developed facility consists of over 50,000 square metres of refurbished space and includes a four-storey hub formed by a steelwork atrium structure, consisting of glazed walls and a partially-glazed roof, connecting the refurbished buildings to create a communal undercover street space.
Within the hub, cantilevered meeting pods and balconies, as well as new inter-storey stairs and a footbridge, have been constructed to allow maximum flexibility and staff connectivity.
A number of sustainable design elements were expected to raise the NABERS Energy rating from 1.5 Stars to 5 Stars (although this measure is under tenant control). The newly-installed trigeneration power plant, the largest of its kind in Australia, is expected to cut carbon emissions by around 14,000 tonnes per year.
The project also included a new air-conditioning plant, increased ventilation rates, high efficiency lighting and water saving devices to provide significant reductions in energy and water consumption.
The asset is 100% occupied by Qantas, one of the world’s leading airlines, with a lease stretching to 2032.
The asset is a shining example of Cromwell’s owner-directed approach to asset improvement, where we oversee large scale projects on behalf of tenants to deliver more efficient work environments.