Inspired by the historic Brisbane Fruit and Produce Exchange on Turbot Street, Heritage Lanes will incorporate design elements of the original market frontage and will feature a glazed podium canopy to represent the site’s original roof form.
Suncorp Executive General Manager of Real Estate, Colin Harris, said the naming of Heritage Lanes marked an important milestone for the construction project, which remains on track to be completed in 2022.
“Heritage Lanes will become a notable part of Brisbane’s city skyline for many years to come, so it was important to select a name that paid tribute to the site’s history,” Mr Harris said.
“The project has made great progress since construction commenced late last year. As the interior design takes shape, we’re taking advantage of what we have learnt over the past few months during our COVID-19 response to think differently about how we use our office spaces more efficiently, ensuring our people can work flexibly across virtual and physical locations.”
Heritage Lanes will become a notable part of Brisbane’s city skyline for many years to come, so it was important to select a name that paid tribute to the site’s history.Colin Harris, Suncorp Executive General Manager of Real Estate
The announcement comes as Suncorp joins the global RE100 initiative, committing to source 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025.
“Heritage Lanes, being a six-star green star-designed building with five-star energy rating, marks a significant step in reducing our environmental footprint and meeting our RE100 commitment,” Mr Harris said.
“Moving to 100 per cent renewable energy isn’t just a positive for our business, it is good for the environment and reflects our ongoing focus on sustainability.”
The commitment comes as a result of Suncorp’s 2020-22 Environmental Performance Plan, which sets out the Group’s strategy to transition to a low-emissions and resource-efficient organisation.