Olderfleet wins state PCA award

19 August 2022
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Blending old with new, Olderfleet has won the Australian Property Council’s Victorian ‘State Development of the Year Award‘.

Olderfleet. Photography by Nicole England.

Integrating a contemporary commercial tower with one of Melbourne’s most significant pieces of heritage architecture, Olderfleet brings the new and old to life.

Olderfleet is the first building in Australia to achieve a Platinum WELL pre-certification for the base building due to its incorporation of numerous health and wellbeing initiatives, including an internal feature staircase to promote active workplaces, improved air quality, health stations for tenants, access to facilities such as childcare and gym, and carefully selected low-VOC interior materials and finishes. The tower utilises a Smart Building Technology Platform with an Integrated Control Network to connect all building management systems into one network.

The project also targets 6-star Green Star, 5-star NABERS Energy, and 4-star NABERS Water ratings. The building’s high-performance double and triple-glazed façades with external shading and a high degree of solar control minimise energy demand. Greenhouse gas emissions are further reduced through the incorporation of a PV array on the roof of the development.

The conservation and refurbishment of the Olderfleet Buildings also supports strategies to reduce carbon emissions, all while celebrating Melbourne’s significant heritage fabric and adding to the city’s rich urban experience.

Olderfleet. Photography by Nicole England.

The Property Council’s 2022 Rider Levett Bucknall State/Territory Development of the Year awards were selected from 116 finalists. The state awards a prestigious precursor to the National Innovation & Excellence Awards, which will be unveiled at a gala in Sydney later this year.