CBRE has announced plans to move its Perth office into the QV1 Tower on St George’s Terrace – marking the end of a 30-year era for the company’s headquarters at London House.
CBRE will relocate its Perth office into 1,581sqm on level 25 of the QV1 Tower in October – and in tandem shift to a flexible working environment.
Under the new office model, employees will sit in ‘neighbourhoods’, with flexibility to adapt their working space and environment to match their tasks.
The move is in line with CBRE’s global rollout of Workplace 360 – the progressive adoption of activity based working at its 450 offices worldwide.
CBRE’s Western Australian Managing Director, Lloyd Jenkins, said the new office marked an exciting time for the evolution and continued expansion of the firm’s Perth business.
“We spent a great deal of time thinking about what CBRE needs and what type of work environment best reflects our culture. To that end, we’ve integrated lots of new ways to work and we’re investing in a range of new features and technology including sit to stand desks, additional meeting rooms, a wellness room, quiet rooms, more collaborative working spaces, a new breakout area and a client entertaining zone,” Mr Jenkins said.
“QV1 is one of Perth’s best premium grade towers, providing state of the art amenities for our staff, as well as a fantastic new office location that provides unrivalled views of the Swan River and the entire city.”
CBRE has occupied 1,063sqm on level 2 of London House at 216 St Georges Terrace since 1986, expanding its tenancy in 2016 with an additional 363sqm on level one. The firm has signed an initial 10-year term on its new QV1 office, with a five-year option to extend.
CBRE has utilised the skills of its in house Project Management business line, led by Director Jess Surman, to run the project from early briefing through to construction and close out.
Ms Surman said the move had provided the opportunity to significantly enhance the work environment for its Perth business.
“We get to leverage important lessons learnt and innovative ideas from our experience in managing office fitouts for a vast variety of corporate clients across multiple sectors,” Ms Surman said.
“With our business briefing and schematic design completed, we are excited to be developing the conceptual design for the new space and exploring opportunities to improve our ways of working and future proof for growth.”
IA Design is looking after the interior design for the project, while ATA Engineering is leading the engineering services.
Located at 250 St Georges Terrace, the QV1 Tower is a 43-storey office tower centrally positioned in Perth’s western end, anchored by tenants including Chevron Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills, King & Wood Mallesons, Allens and Clayton Utz.
The tower features a rooftop community garden, where tenants can grow their own fruit and vegetables, collect eggs from the resident chickens or honey from the onsite beehive.
QV1 also boasts a gym, three tennis courts and a basketball court, as well as offering all tenants free daily fitness classes.
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