Construction begins on Suncorp’s new Brisbane Headquarters
Suncorp has announced that construction has begun on its new Headquarters at 80 Ann Street in Brisbane, which is being developed by Mirvac.
An official ceremony was held today to mark the start of construction, following the completion of demolition and civil works at the site. The event was attended by the Federal Member for Brisbane Trevor Evans MP, Mirvac and Suncorp.
Suncorp’s Acting CEO Steve Johnston said that it was important that its new Brisbane office reflected Suncorp’s strong Queensland heritage.
“Suncorp has been providing Queenslanders with financial services for over 100 years, and the development of our new headquarters demonstrates our ongoing commitment to Queensland. We are pleased to be partnering with Mirvac on this important project, as they help us bring together our people from across three city locations into a modern and collaborative workspace,” he said.
The project will incorporate elements from Brisbane City Council’s ‘Buildings that Breathe’ principle, with spaces that open out to external and landscaped green space. Mirvac is also revitalising the historic Brisbane Fruit and Produce Exchange on Turbot Street, an important part of Brisbane’s heritage, which will form part of the site.
Mirvac’s CEO & Managing Director, Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz said: “80 Ann Street will combine quintessential Queensland design features with visionary global thinking to create an exceptional workplace for tenants and an activated city precinct for the community. We are excited to commence construction on this iconic development for the Brisbane CBD and look forward to welcoming Suncorp to its new workplace in 2022.”
The development will incorporate a Suncorp store for our customers, and a precinct that offers a vibrant destination for the local community. The project is targeting a suite of high performance sustainability ratings including 6 Star Green Star, 5 Star NABERS Energy and 4 Star NABERS Water ratings as well as a Gold Shell and Core WELL Certification.
Suncorp is working closely with Mirvac to ensure that the space is tailored to each area of the business and its distinct requirements. The development follows similar moves by Suncorp in Sydney, Auckland and Melbourne, which bring together teams from multiple locations to a single, modern and collaborative workspace. Facilities for Suncorp’s people include end-of-trip facilities, bike parking and lockers. Suncorp has agreed a 10-year lease with Mirvac.