Lendlease Global Headquarters

International property group Lendlease wanted a dynamic, energetic workplace for its Sydney HQ – somewhere that would inspire their people and strengthen bonds and teamwork across every level of the business.

The workplace – joining 2,000 employees from five different locations – delivers on those goals and more. It makes health a priority, with dual internal stairs promoting constant movement and natural light and plants – including a double-storey green wall – blurring the line between inside and out.

We also gave back’ a whole floor to Lendlease by developing and testing more efficient solutions during the design and planning process. Now there’s a dedicated hub’ floor for staff and guests, with events spaces and a health retreat plus a café at the heart of it all.

HEALTH AT ITS HEART

>6 Star Green Star Office Design v3 rating
Highest honour in Green Building Council of Australia’s internationally recognised sustainability-rating system

>40% of work settings = stand up desks

>5000 plants in the breathing’ green wall

>1000 bike racks for staff in the building

Client

Lendlease

Location

Sydney, Australia

Status

Completed

Year

2016

Scale

24,500sqm

Design team

David Whittaker, Emily Moss, Robert Backhouse, Grace Tham, Joel Sampson, Kirsty Pryer, Sarah Knapman, Yvonne Pinniger

Imagery

Earl Carter, Nicole England

Our new home brings innovative thinking to the challenge of the 21st century workplace.”

Steve McCann Lendlease Chief Executive
92% of employees are proud to bring in visitors (benchmark = 50%)
88% believe the culture lets them work more flexibly (benchmark = 57%)
73% say the workplace makes them more productive
  • Dual internal stairs – a key element of our design – promote constant movement and interaction through all 11 floors
  • Social zones near the stairs are visible from above and below, drawing people through the workplace
  • Garden zone at the perimeter of every floor forms a working retreat’
  • A six-metre-high breathing wall is the lungs’ of the office
  • Diverse spaces include working walls’ for visual communications and pods’ for quiet work
  • Central hub’ floor with a café and event and collaboration spaces open to Lendlease staff, guests and partners
  • Development of team-based working as an evolution from activity-based working

_2018 Property Council of Australia Innovations and Excellence Awards – Best Workplace Project

_2018 Platinum WELL rating for office fitout – International WELL Building Institute

_2017 Leesman+ certification

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