Mirvac Group and AMP Capital have celebrated the official opening of a jointly-owned Sydney office building at 200 George Street.
Home to Mirvac and EY’s new Sydney headquarters, the world-class office environment embraces industry-leading design, technology and sustainability features, setting a new benchmark for Sydney’s premium grade office towers.
Plans to activate the ground floor plane and surrounding laneways with diverse, food and beverage outlets, public art and leisure spaces, will deliver a vibrant lifestyle destination for workers and the wider Sydney community.
New South Wales Premier, Mike Baird, officially opened the building, to be known as the “EY Centre”, at the launch event attended by Mirvac’s CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz; Carmel Hourigan, AMP Capital Global Head of Property representing the joint owner of the site, AMP Capital Wholesale Office Fund; anchor tenant, EY; and the building’s key partners and stakeholders.
Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz commented that Mirvac’s vision was to create a cutting edge workplace for leading organisations.
“Showcasing adaptable workspaces, green credentials, state-of-the-art technology and iconic design from architects, Francis-Jones Morehen Thorp, the building is testament to the hard work and collaboration between Mirvac and our many partners who have been involved in this pioneering project.
“As Circular Quay re-establishes itself as Sydney’s premium destination for commerce, entertainment, travel and culture, 200 George Street with its activated laneways and public art and heritage displays, is ideally placed to make a significant contribution to the reinvigoration of the wider Circular Quay precinct.”
AMP Capital’s Global Head of Property, Carmel Hourigan, said AMP Capital was proud of delivering a leading edge development with its partner Mirvac and looked forward to continuing this successful relationship.
“The completion of this landmark office precinct not only provides tenants with a new standard of workspace, but adds another premium grade office building to our investors’ portfolio which will deliver superior investment performance for our clients both in the short and long term.”
Lynn Kraus, Managing Partner, Sydney & Oceania Markets, EY, said, “The EY Centre will be a Sydney landmark and brings EY to the Sydney Harbour end of the CBD. We’re very excited to be moving into our custom-built working space. It is one of the first ‘smart’ office buildings in Australia, with market leading technology that adjusts the internal environment to meet the needs of our people.
“Our workspaces are agile, flexible and efficient enabling our people to work in a way that works for them,” Ms Kraus said.
Standing at 37 storeys, the tower offers a net lettable area of approximately 39,200 square metres of premium grade office space situated on a landmark Sydney CBD site, with a world first high performing closed cavity façade with timber blinds giving the building its distinctive appearance.
Set to be one of Australia’s most environmentally advanced and sustainable developments, a 6 Star Green Star – Design Office v3 certified rating, a 6 Star As Built Rating, and 5 Star NABERS rating are being targeted. The building incorporates market leading “smart” technology to create a highly responsive building for its workforce. Mirvac’s headquarters will become one of Australia’s first WELL certified offices.
For more information please visit www.200george.com.au