Wesley House

Adjacent to Brisbane’s heritage-listed Albert Street Church, Wesley House is a new commercial building with significant sustainability features.


Location

  • Queensland, Australia

Sector

Service

  • Environmentally Sustainable Design
  • Workplace
  • Specialist Lighting Design
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Project Value

  • AU$19.5 million

Project Status

  • Completed 2009

The new building replaced the old Wesley House on Ann Street and needed to defer to the Church with uncluttered lines and floor to ceiling glass, creating transparency and depth of space for the Church. The boutique nine-storey commercial building also had to align with the Church’s environmental goals.

 

Performance and Value

We provided an integrated solution to the project, including Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD), mechanical, electrical, fire engineering, hydraulic, lift, communications and specialist lighting services.

 

Our sustainability initiatives included:

  • Highly-efficient chilled beam air cooling, which was one of the first installations of its kind in Queensland
  • Use of low emission construction material
  • Concrete made from recycled products
  • Floor to ceiling clear glass windows to optimise natural lighting
  • Bicycle parking spaces to encourage tenants to ride to work
  • Low-energy lighting
  • A large basement rainwater storage area

 

We created a healthy and productive working environment using maximum natural light and access to features such as outdoor space, high-grade finishes and detailing. Simple open column free floor plates allow for flexible tenant layouts and different uses over time.

 

Key Achievements

Wesley House now incorporates a retail tenancy, fully-equipped commercial kitchen and ground floor function room as well as eight floors of prime-office space and a roof top entertaining/networking area for tenants. The building also achieved a 5 Star Green Star Rating.

Space
5400 sqm