Green Building Council moves to Barangaroo
Tina Perinotto | 20 July 2017
Where the Green Building Council of Australia choses to set up home will have a big impact on the profile of its landlord, as you’d expect, given the industry organisation’s commitment to progressing the development of greener buildings and the notion that it wants to put its money where its mouth is. So its choice of International Towers at Barangaroo as its new headquarters is big feather in the cap for Lendlease .
For GBCA chief executive Romilly Madew, however, the reasons go even deeper. The new office was also chosen because of the tower’s commitment to high performance innovation and its potential to support GBCA’s future growth.
“There is an exciting new business ecology being cultivated within International Towers and we are thrilled to participate in this as a foundation tenant,” Ms Madew said.
“We look forward to moving into a business community anchored on diversity, high performance, wellbeing and innovation – characteristics that we believe are pillars of a sustainable future.” Also interesting is the news that the GBCA will share the space with the Shopping Centre Council of Australia which is detaching itself from 11 Barrack Street in Sydney, the location for its birth
Also interesting is the news that the GBCA will share the space with the Shopping Centre Council of Australia which is detaching itself from 11 Barrack Street in Sydney, the location for its birth organisation The Property Council of Australia. GBCA is moving from 179 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.
International Towers general manager Tony Byrne said the towers were taking a “curated approach to tenancy, selecting diverse organisations with a commitment to innovation, sustainability, collaboration and community.
“There is mounting evidence that high performance cultures are also very human cultures which incorporate a powerful sense of community.”
Architects for International Towers are Harbour + Partners, with interiors by Geyer.