Aurizon, one of Australia’s Top 50 ASX-listed companies and Australia’s largest rail freight operator, contracted NDY to provide engineering services for their new corporate head office at 900 Ann St, Fortitude Valley. NDY previously worked on the base building with the developers, Consolidated Property Group who secured Aurizon as the major tenant. Our teams thorough understanding of Aurizon’s requirements, commitment to Work Health and Safety, and knowledge of base building services were the top motivations for winning the project.
The Aurizon fitout covered approximately 11,500 m² over 8 floors and was an integrated fitout with the base building. This 5 Star Green Star project brought together existing Aurizon offices into one, and as such, the design team created a more collaborative space. The inclusion of Aurizon’s National Operations Service Centre (NOSC) within the building meant that NDY had to work very closely with the base building contractor to upgrade the building services infrastructure to suit Aurizon’s requirements. This included upgrade to the generators, tenant condenser water and supplementary outside air systems to suit requirements including high levels of redundancy.
NDY was the base building and tenant fitout engineering consultants, so to ensure management of any conflict of interest and protection of intellectual property we created separate teams for base building and tenant projects. This ensured the relevant client’s needs were adhered to whilst retaining confidential information.
Partners in the project include Hassell, CBRE, Hutchinson and Consolidated Property Group. A close collaboration with Aurizon’s IT/Audio Visual (AV) team enabled NDY to deliver infrastructure supporting a dynamic and intuitive AV experience for users. This was essential for the client to foster teamwork within many of their remote sites across Queensland and Australia.