Multiplex completes Cbus Property’s Adelaide Office Tower

Multiplex have reached practical completion on Cbus Property’s $265 million office development at 83 Pirie Street.

The 22-level development, designed by global architecture and design studio Woods Bagot, presents more than 30,000 sq m’s of commercial office space with flexible floor plates of 1,750 sq m’s, and onsite car parking across three levels accommodating approximately 110 cars.

The development also features a landscaped rooftop terrace, with views of the Adelaide Hills to the east, a barbeque and outdoor seating.

The Government of South Australia’s Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) will be the anchor tenant, consolidating its several city locations into one.

Regional Managing Director of Multiplex, Graham Cottam, said the completion of Cbus Property’s 83 Pirie marked the 18th project delivered by Multiplex in South Australia.

“83 Pirie adds to our long-standing presence in South Australia, having delivered $500 million worth of projects in the region over the past 30 years and developed long- standing relationships with the community and local supply chain,” he said.

“We are delighted to have collaborated with Cbus Property and our local supply partners to deliver 83 Pirie ahead of schedule and despite ongoing challenges from COVID-19.”

Cbus Property’s Chief Executive Officer, Adrian Pozzo, said 83 Pirie represented “the next generation of office design”.

“Combining market-leading sustainability, wellness and technology initiatives, 83 Pirie will provide truly best-in-class amenity, not to mention the positive outcomes for the community and the environment,” he said.

“This office tower is destined to capture a lot of firsts for Adelaide – the first all-electric, carbon-neutral-ready building; the first Platinum WELL v2 pilot pre-certified building; and the first commercial and retail mixed-use building that will not use natural gas.”

Multiplex collaborated with Cbus Property in the early stages of the project to redesign the building’s façade, which includes distinctive sawtooth detail, bronze mesh and custom L-shape pressed brickwork on the lower podium levels.

Multiplex also redesigned the entire rooftop structure to incorporate and support a Building Maintenance Unit to clean and maintain the façade safely.

Construction works spanned 20 months and some 1,745 construction workers were employed on site throughout the build.

The new office tower has achieved a Platinum WELL pre-certification and a 6-star Green Star Design Review certified rating. It will target ongoing 6-star NABERS Indoor Environment and Waste ratings, as well as deliver a 3-star Cleaning Accountability Framework certification.

The all-electric building has electric car charging stations, natural light from its three street frontages and drought-resistant landscaping.

Multiplex has delivered a diverse workbook of projects in South Australia, valued at over $500 million and across a range of sectors.

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