Fortitude Valley tower to create 1,300 new construction jobs
Acting Premier Jackie Trad recently announced that the new office tower at 900 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, is being delivered by Consolidated Properties Group (CPG) and Charter Hall Group. The building is set to become the new headquarters for Australia's largest rail freight company Aurizon and its 1,700 staff from 2018.
“This is a landmark project for Fortitude Valley, bringing 1,300 jobs during the construction phase and 1,700 Aurizon workers to the area once construction is complete,” said Ms Trad.
CPG Executive Chairman Don O'Rorke said Consolidated Properties' core values of innovation, sustainability and community were embedded in the design of 900 Ann Street.
“The building was designed by Australia's leading architect John Wardle, the development will include new food and beverage tenancies and community facilities for the Holy Trinity Church, in addition to the Aurizon office space,” said Mr O'Rorke.
CPG secured a 110-year lease for the site, from the Anglican Church, in a deal which secures the long term future of the existing church building, on the Ann Street site.
Aurizon Managing Director and CEO Lance Hockridge was excited about the opportunities the new building would deliver for his staff.
“This is a fantastic opportunity to create a workspace for our employees that delivers benefits across all dimensions – cost and efficiency, environmental excellence, and in building an innovative and inclusive culture,” said Mr Hockridge.
Construction is expected to be completed in 2018
The development of the precinct, encompassing an entire city block, adopts an integrated approach, acknowledging the existing activities and presence of the church on the site. A pedestrian connection through the precinct will provide a transition space between the church and commercial activities.
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