When the project team were commissioned to develop an existing carpark into a commercial office building, the Client brief was clear; to provide a flagship building in terms of design and environmental initiatives. 2 Victoria Avenue is a new ‘green’ landmark office building situated on a tree lined Avenue, in the riverside location of Perth CBD.
Woodhead challenged the typology of office space within this part of the city, and set about creating large, flexibly floor plates to accommodate the resources sector. Through collaboration and close engagement with the full consultant team Woodhead minimised the floor to floor height of the building, enabling an additional full floor level to be accommodated within the planning development policy framework.
The building was designed to maximise flexibility of floor space on each level. The location of the cores on the perimeter enabled the typical floor level to be divided into 1, 2, 3 and 4 individual tenancies. This flexibility maximised tenancy options and assists in the building being fully tenanted. Over 75% of all floor space is less than 8m from the perimeter, maximising natural light and available outlook. The floor plate also ensures that the premium views along Victoria Avenue and south over Terrace road to the Swan River are preserved.
One of the principal design parameters of this project was to respond to the sustainability ethos of Stockland. The completed building exceeded the design brief and is the first and only in Western Australian to achieve a 6 star Green Star Environmental design rating and designed for a 5 star + 20% CO2 reduction NABER Energy predicted rating. Woodhead are currently compiling our As Built submission to the GBCA, further demonstrating the project teams commitment to sustainability.