Construction company Brookfield Multiplex has completed the Tyree Energy Technologies Building at Sydney’s University of New South Wales (UNSW), which combines leading edge research facilities alongside a teaching space.
The $85 million project comprises a 15,000 square metre, six-level building located on Anzac Parade, Kensington. The building will be a hub for research, education and industry collaboration in the development and practical implementation of sustainable energy technologies.
Given its use, the building unsurprisingly uses a number of energy efficient technologies, including an underground labyrinth which provides cooling for the building at no cost. Brookfield Multiplex also procured a number of specific materials to minimise the environmental impact of the development.
“We are very pleased to be handing over this impressive project which is the result of a very successful working relationship with UNSW,” said David Ghannoum, regional managing director NSW at Brookfield Multiplex. “From day one, our team collaborated closely with the client to find ways of achieving greater value: from design improvements to innovative construction methodologies.”
Peter McGeorge, associate director (Planning and Development), Facilities Management, UNSW said the collaborative approach by Brookfield Multiplex was critical to the university. “Halfway through the construction period, we amended the scope of works. Brookfield Multiplex embraced these changes with a high level of professionalism and transparency for which we are extremely grateful.”
Brookfield Multiplex and UNSW have submitted the building for a 6 Star Green Star Design rating, which would categorise the building as a ‘World Leader’ in sustainable design.