This Grade ‘A Plus’ office tower at King Street Wharf bounded by Sussex, Erskine and Shelley Street was purpose designed, constructed and commissioned on the basis of a commitment by a major tenant to the building.
The KPMG building is an example of successful environmentally sustainable architecture. The building incorporates commercial office for the new KPMG premises with retail and exhibition spaces on ground floor. Building services were individually designed and selected to ensure an optimum level of quality and comfort for its occupants. Passive solar design integrates different shading profiles to reflect different expected heatloads to various parts of the building.
The first building in Sydney to achieve a 5.0 Star AGBR rating, the design addresses architectural and urban development requirements with environmentally sustainable design issues of thermal control, ventilation, acoustics, natural and artificial lighting.
All works were completed prior to KPMG occupancy in December 2003, in advance of a pre-determined date set two years previously. The project was a recipient of the 2004 MBA Excellence in Construction Award for Commercial Buildings $80 million -$140 million.
Typology: mid-rise commercial
Site Area: 6,830sqm
Ratings: AGBR: 5.0 stars
Awards: Bronze Award for Green Buildings, Francis Greenway Society 2003
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