PwC commit to QLD headquarters at Grocon's 480 Queen Street

PwC will join BHP Billiton, Herbert Smith Freehills, Allens and The Executive Centre in the 31-level premium commercial office building in Brisbane’s Golden Triangle precinct.

The tower is currently under construction and due to be completed in February 2016.

The commitment of PwC to the building brings the total occupancy to 62% equating to approximately 35,000m2 of the 56,000m2 premium grade building.

PwC will locate across four high-rise floors, totalling approximately 6,900m2.

Grocon CEO, Carolyn Viney, said the string of quality tenants attracted to the building was validation of the development’s premium location, amenity and quality.

“480 Queen Street is the next generation in workplace design. The world’s leading firms are creating workplaces to attract and retain the very best talent and 480 Queen Street extends this concept beyond the tenants’ own four walls by providing a range of exclusive tenant amenities, including Australia’s first all weather in-built park, the city’s largest end-of-trip facilities, a roof top entertaining facility and up to 12 bespoke retail outlets located within the building.”

“The center of gravity for Brisbane’s corporate heart is moving to the northern end of the CBD and PwC’s commitment to 480 Queen Street, along with BHP Billiton, Herbert Smith Freehills and Allens, supports this view.”

The building will achieve a 6 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy rating.

Its design responds to the magnificent St John’s cathedral, continuing the theme of the cliff cascading down to Queen Street as it once did, as well as offering premium river views,” Ms Viney said.

Tony Peake

, PwC’s Managing Partner Finance and Operations, said “This exciting new space will help improve communication, collaboration and productivity for us and our clients. Our fitout will empower choice and flexibility for our people.”

Grocon is both developer and builder for the project, with DEXUS Property Group and DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund acquiring 480 Queen Street from Grocon on a fund-through basis in April 2013.

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