Highest property award to One Shelley Street, Sydney

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One Shelley Street at King Street Wharf, Sydney, has been named the overall winner at the fourth annual Property Council of Australia Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.

The Innovation and Excellence top award is the latest in a long line of accolades for the $316 million complex, which is the first building in Australia to use an external diagonal steel structural system.
One Shelley Street (see our review in Facility Management, June-July 2009, pp 16-21) is owned and managed by Brookfield Multiplex and fully leased to Macquarie Group.
Property Council of Australia CEO Peter Verwer announced at the gala award dinner at Star City in Sydney last week that One Shelley Street had received the overall honour as well as the award for office developments.
Five other New South Wales developments were also recognised, including the workplace6 development on the Darling Island Peninsula, which won the award for sustainable developments.
Executive surveyor Jamie Smith of Rider Levett Bucknall in Sydney was the winner of the Coffey Award for Future Leaders of the industry.
Other major award winners included Greater Springfield, west of Brisbane, which claimed the RPS Award for Masterplanned Communities; and the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne, which was judged best Public Building.
Verwer said One Shelley Street had been a major industry success story since its completion in February, 2009.
“The development of One Shelley Street, its concept, design, construction and operation has been a once in a lifetime journey for Brookfield Multiplex, Macquarie Group, the design team, sub-contractors, suppliers and individual workers on the project,” he said.
“One Shelley Street is a striking combination of form, function and sustainability and it is a remarkable visual landmark in Sydney’s CBD.”
Verwer said there was an outstanding field of more than 100 finalists for the prestigious awards.
“The finalists all set new benchmarks in excellence, particular in the areas of design and environmental considerations,” he said. “Australia is leading the world in many of these disciplines.”
Bob Richardson, managing director of Rider Levett Bucknall Sydney, said the community had benefitted enormously from the development of One Shelley Street and the various other projects that were acknowledged by the awards.
“The exceptional overall design quality of One Shelley Street stands as the result of considerable effort and attention to detail from the design and construction teams,” he said.

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