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Case Study

Atlassian Central

Built, in a joint venture with Obayashi Corporation, have been appointed by Dexus to construct the flagship Atlassian Australia headquarters anchoring Sydney’s newest technology and innovation precinct, known as Tech Central.

The 39-storey building will be the world’s tallest hybrid timber and steel building constructed adjacent to Sydney’s Central Station and over the existing heritage listed Parcel Shed and former YHA.

Value: $1.4bn

Client: Dexus and Atlassian

Architect: SHoP and BVN

Completion date: 2026

“Atlassian Central presents both a great challenge and opportunity for us. Nothing about this project is typical. It has been designed and developed to be a proof of concept for what the future of buildings should look like that are low impact on the environment in both construction and operation and create workspaces with a people-first mentality.”

Brett Mason, CEO, Built Group

The New Way Forward

The New Way Forward

Unlocking complex construction

Built and Obayashi JV were engaged as part of an early contractor involvement agreement in 2020 to unlock the design, programme and construction methodology to achieve the aspirations of what will set a new benchmark in sustainability and smart workplaces.

The new Atlassian building at 8-10 Lee Street will comprise of 75,000 square metres of GFA with retail amenities and new 137-room YHA accommodation space at its base, as well as new public realm around Central Station.

It features innovative design principles including a striking timber design with a glass and steel exoskeleton façade, and an operable façade which will create distinct high-rise habitats featuring internal and external spaces within, an abundance of natural light and ventilation laced with deep soil plants.

In line with Built, Dexus and Atlassian’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of smart and sustainable commercial buildings, the development has ambitious sustainability targets including:

  • 50% reduction in embodied carbon emissions during construction compared to a conventional construction project
  • 100% fossil fuel free and powered by renewable energy
  • Additionally, it has a 5.5-star NABERS Energy Commitment Agreement and targeting a 6-star Green Star rating.

The tower will feature an electricity-generating façade system with self-shade capabilities to reduce direct heat gain and mass timber construction (MTC), significantly lowering the building’s embodied carbon footprint.

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