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. NDY’s 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 square metres over 8 floors and was an integrated fitout with the base building. This 5-Star Greenstar 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 the client’s requirement including high levels of redundancy.
NDY was the both building and tenant fitout engineers, so to ensure management of any conflict of interest and protection of intellectual property – NDY created separate teams for base building and tenant projects. This is to ensure 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 an infrastructure supporting a dynamic and intuitive AV experience for users. This was essential for the client to foster teamwork within many of their remote site across Queensland and Australia.
ADDITIONAL PROJECT INFORMATION:
Project Value: $55 million
Project Manager: CBRE