AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 05 February 2018 – Australia Square, jointly owned by Dexus and The GPT Group, has unveiled its all-new end of trip facilities, offering an inspired and sustainable space for tenants to refresh, refocus and refuel. Aptly named, ‘The Icon,’ the facilities have been purposefully designed to embrace active modes of transport to work, transforming Australia Square into a key office destination in 2018.
Designed by leading architects, Bokor Architecture and Interiors, and project managed by Cerno Management, The Icon is set apart by its defining Wellness Centre and focus on sustainability and health, as complemented by extensive health food options available from Australia Square Dining.
“Australia Square was the first modern office tower in Sydney to truly embrace the use of outdoor public space and pioneered the concept of introducing more amenity for tenants, such as being the first office building in Australia to have a concierge,” says Matthew Faddy, Head of Office & Logistics at GPT Group.
“The Icon will ensure Australia Square, which celebrated its 50th birthday last year, will continue to offer the highest-quality amenities for any office tower in Sydney. It is a testament to the building’s ground-breaking design that it remains one of Sydney’s most sought-after office addresses.”
Dexus Executive General Manager, Office & Industrial, Kevin George says: “The new premium end-of-trip facilities and well being programs at Australia Square reinforce the quality offering we provide for our customers and their employees in a building that continues to stand the test of time.”
Sustainability was a major consideration throughout the design process, playing a significant role in the material selection and construction of the project. Timber-look laminates are mounted on environmentally-friendly substrates, while the bike storage area sees durable rubber flooring made from recycled car tyres.
With an impressive list of amenities on offer, high-quality suppliers see Grown Alchemist hand and hair products, state-of-the-art Dyson hairdryers, and sleek Cloud Nine hair straighteners in the bathroom facilities. The Icon is also fully air-conditioned, a key design feature to enhance the comfort and experience levels throughout the Wellness Centre and all facilities.
“It was extremely important to us that the design elements and timeless elegance found in the original design of the building would still be a feature in any contemporary updates we made to the building,” says Marianne Bokor, Director at Bokor Architecture and Interiors. “We included subtle links back to the building with the repeated circular motifs found in the vanity sinks, mirrors, lighting, coat hooks and signage.”
Workplace health and well being is vital to the Australia Square community, with The Icon thoughtfully designed to provide tenants with facilities that focus on the well being of its occupants both physically and mentally.
With cyclists ever more apparent, tenants will have access to 122 bike racks, a bike repair station; including tyre air pump, tools and secure storage facilities. Currently under construction by Sydney council, the surrounding areas of Australia Square will see additional and safe bike lanes, encouraging tenants to ride to work, reducing carbon waste and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Further promoting health and well being, Australia Square tenants will have exclusive access to lunch time classes, including HIIT, yoga, pilates and mindful meditation on offer inside the Wellness Centre.
To celebrate the opening of The Icon, Australia Square is hosting a launch event for tenants in their new wellness space – a defining element of the facilities – where guests will learn about the facilities, while experiencing everything The Icon has to offer.