Sustainability and adaptive reuse in Sydney’s CBD

6 June 2023​

Sub Station No.164 – developed and constructed by Built and home to our Sydney head office – is the ambitious revitalisation of two historic industrial buildings that sat in disrepair for decades.

This adaptive reuse project is now considered one of Sydney’s most unique and sustainable office developments, a transformation set to guide and provide inspiration to others considering sustainable heritage adaptive reused developments in the future.

Our Sustainability & Social Impact team has produced a video case study to share the innovative design and sustainability solutions utilised on this project, as well as learnings that can be applied to future projects, including:

  • Key features that contributed to successful 6 Star Green Star and WELL Platinum ratings
  • Challenges and benefits of selecting an adaptive reuse project over a new build
  • Strategies to reduce embodied and operational carbon in development
  • How Built prioritised occupant health and wellbeing as a critical design driver

With the increasing urgency to decarbonise the built environment, it is now more important than ever to transition towards a circular economy and celebrate reuse.

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