This is the second WSP office to have been given this rating, the first being our Birmingham office in the UK. Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system for buildings and communities that optimizes buildings to support health.
Combined with the building’s existing 5 Star Green Star As Built Rating and 5 Star NABERS energy rating, this new certification further illustrates our ongoing commitment to promoting occupant health and wellbeing.
“Located at 900 Ann Street in Fortitude Valley, our new Brisbane office is focused on increasing activity, mental wellbeing and collaboration,” explains Ben Gibbs, our Fitwel Ambassador. “The biophilic workplace design includes a diverse selection of over 1000 plants and daylight, and provides active floorplans supporting our people’s needs to interact with others or access quiet spaces suitable for reflection. There are numerous desk choices including sit-to-stand desks and exercise bikes with laptop stands, internal stairs connecting the four floors, a large communal space and extensive end of trip facilities all aim to improve activity for our people throughout the day. The building location provides further opportunities to promote physical activity by being positioned close to numerous amenities, services and public transport options.”
With offices such as Birmingham and Brisbane, we are making strides toward achieving our goal of providing our people with an environment to deliver their full potential. WSP proudly supports the physical, mental and social health of all our employees and visitors through sustainable workplaces. Read more about our sustainable practices in our 2018 Global Sustainability Report.