Investa commences concrete pour at 151 Clarence Street

Investa commences concrete pour at 151 Clarence Street
Investa commences concrete pour at 151 Clarence Street

A major construction milestone has been reached at Investa Office Fund’s new commercial office development, located at 151 Clarence Street in Sydney’s CBD.

The Barrack Place project will see a total of 40,000 cubic metres of concrete used and will generate a total of 2,000 jobs. It is being developed in collaboration with contractor Built, who are conducting the first concrete pour on the 18-level tower.

The concrete pour marks the end of a 12 month excavation process, which saw the existing B-Grade building on-site demolished. The next stages of the construction will see concrete pours for the footings, slabs and lift-cores, followed by floor by floor structures.

“Barrack Place will deliver something new to the Sydney CBD office market and will provide an important connection to Martin Place through to the Western Corridor,” remarked Mark Tait, group executive and head of commercial development, Investa.

“The open courtyard through site-link and retail precinct offering is set to create a new city destination. It will also complete at a time when the CBD market is lacking brand new quality office stock, so we expect tenant demand to continue to be strong,” he said.

Designed by Architectus, Barrack Place will deliver a 22,000 square metre workplace to the Sydney CBD. Its design places flexibility at its core, aiming to cater for open-plan offices and dynamic workspaces, which are complemented with smart building technology.

“Barrack Place has provided us with the opportunity to demonstrate the future of construction showcasing new levels of Building Information Modelling,” added Brett Mason, managing director, Built.

“We have worked closely with the project team to develop a highly detailed virtual model that goes beyond 3D modelling, to 6D modelling that links programme, cost control and facilities management modules,” he said. 

“This allows us to steer the most efficient construction process with one source of truth, removing cost, co-ordination and duplication inefficiencies. The model will also continue to inform the ongoing performance and optimisation of the building long after project completion.”

Engineering group Arup has already pre-committed to 35 per cent of Barrack Place on the podium levels from Level 1 to 6, and discussions continue with prospective tenants in the marketplace.

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