Barangaroo South wins national award
Lendlease’s Barangaroo South was awarded RLB Australian Development of the Year at the 2018 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards.
On completion in 2023, Barangaroo South will house 23,000 office workers, 2000 residents, a six-star hotel and 80-plus cafes, bars, restaurants and retail outlets across more than half a million square metres of space.
“Barangaroo South is a truly iconic international project which has recalibrated the way Australians think about precinct-scale urban renewal,” said Property Council Chief Executive Ken Morrison.
“Lendlease has combined iconic buildings designed by acclaimed architects with world-leading sustainability initiatives that have transformed entire supply chains and challenged large tenants to embrace green business practices,” said Morrison.
“Barangaroo South also throws down the gauntlet to governments around Australia by showing when density is done right, it delivers.”
Barangaroo South took home a number of awards, including WSP Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings and the Liberty Steel Award for Best Mixed Use Development.
Lendlease’s workplace at Barangaroo was also the winner of the Eagle Lighting Australia Award for Best Workplace Project.
This year, 137 finalists competed for national recognition in 20 categories.
Mirvac’s EY Centre was presented with the SAS International Award for Best Office Development. According to RLB Managing Director NSW Matthew Harris, the EY Centre is a “new breed of smart buildings in Australia”.
Quantity surveying firm Slattery took home the PwC Award for Diversity for companies with fewer than 250 employees.
“Diversity is integral to Slattery’s business philosophy. Sarah Slattery is the first female to lead any quantity surveying company in Australia, 41% of the firm’s workforce is female and half of its growth sector leaders are women. These impressive statistics are well worth applause,” said Morrison.
Meanwhile, the Moulis Legal Award for Diversity for companies with more than 250 employees went to Cushman & Wakefield.
Morrison said the judges were impressed with Cushman & Wakefield’s “diversity culture that permeates all levels of the organisation, and that prioritises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement, gender equity and disability inclusion”.
Rebecca Fitzgerald, a senior mechanical engineer with WSP, was awarded the du Chateau Chun Award for Future Leader of the Year.
“Rebecca is passionate about buildings and is a role model for other aspiring female engineers wanting a challenging and rewarding career,” Harris said.
The S4B Studio Award for Best Heritage Development was taken out by the Old Clare Hotel in the Sydney suburb of Chippendale.
The Equiem Award for Best Project Innovation was presented to Project REDDA, an end-to-end real estate due diligence solution that automatically detects key risks in leases.
The Tonsley Innovation District in South Australia was presented with the KONE Award for Best Development Innovation for cultivating high-value manufacturing, leading-edge research and emerging industries.
According to Morrison, the quality of this year’s entries reflects an industry committed to “driving innovation and delivering high-quality outcomes for Australians”.
“Property is our nation’s largest industry, and the Innovation & Excellence Awards honour the leaders who are shaping the future of our cities and building the communities for Australians to work, live and enjoy their lives,” Morrison concluded.
RLB has partnered with the Property Council of Australia to present the Innovation & Excellence Awards program since its inception in 1982.
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