Kings Square Achieves First Sustainability Rating with Leighton's KS1


 commerical development at Perth’s Kings Square has been awarded a 5 Star Green Star Office Design V3 – making it the first in the precinct to receive the rating.

The company is targeting this rating and the NABERS 5 Star Energy Rating for all four towers that are currently under construction at Kings Square.

Project Director Bradley Norris

said the four tours were set to deliver Perth’s largest Green Star rated commercial precinct.

“The KS1 certification is the first milestone in creating what will become a world class, environmentally-sustainable precinct in the heart of Perth’s CBD,” Mr Norris said.

KS1 is on track to achieve one of the first Green Star – As Built v3 ratings in West Australia.

It is also the first office building in Australia to achieve the Material Lifecycles Impact credit and the first building in Western Australia to be awarded GBCA Green Star 2014 Innovation Challenge points, for which the project team initiated one of the first comprehensive life cycle assessments in the Australian commercial buildings sector.

The Green Building Council Australia praised Leighton Properties for its commitment to sustainability.

Due for completion in mid-2015, KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 will deliver more than 60,098 square metres of A-grade commercial space and 2,800 square metres of retail space over four towers.

KS1 is the largest of the towers with more than 23,000 square metres of retail and commercial office space.

Each of the towers features advanced energy efficient systems, locally sourced materials and efficient destination controlled lifts.

Mr Norris said the Kings Square precinct was paving the way for future sustainable developments in Western Australia.

“Kings Square has been designed to meet the changing needs of the office environment. Each commercial tower has been built to facilitate worker health, performance and collaboration within the organisation.

"This includes maximising natural light and external views, with areas for use as alternative meeting spaces that take advantage of rooftop terraces, garden views and green spaces.”

KS1, KS2 and KS3 were acquired by DEXUS Property Group and DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund on a fund-through basis in May 2013.

Kings Square is a master planned precinct positioned within the $5.2 billion Perth City Link development.

King Square is located at the heart of Perth’s new primary transport hub, with underground train and bus stations, and at the junction of four of Perth’s most popular commuter cycle paths.

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