Officeworks has moved around 900 team members into a new corporate support office at the recently developed Chadstone Place office building in Melbourne’s south-east.

Headlining the redevelopment is Chadstone Place’s ESG-focused refurbishment, with a significant carbon reduction, transforming the 8,100 square metre office building, achieving a 6-star Green Star – Design certification, and targeting an Australian-first International Living Future Institute Net Zero Carbon project certification.

Further demonstrating the building’s sustainability credentials, Chadstone Place is also targeting a 6-star Green Star – As-Built rating and a NABERS 5.5-Star Energy and 4-Star Water ratings. These ratings are reserved for highly efficient buildings fully powered by renewables and those that meet stringent measures, such as responsible construction, procurement and finishes, light quality and extensive landscape inclusions.

The refurbishment of Chadstone Place introduced modern design features including the removal of ceilings to reveal a tall interior space, an all-new high efficiency lighting system and the introduction of naturally ventilated workspaces. Complementing the space is the new Link, ‘The Link’, which acts as a flexible working space and arrival point for the Officeworks team linking the original building to the dedicated solar roofed car parking.

Vicinity national head of design, David Waldren said, “The redeveloped Chadstone Place underlines Vicinity’s commitment to environment and sustainability with the building delivering an abundance of light, extensive solar power for both base building and fit-out, and convenient end of trip facilities that encourages sustainable commuting, all helping the project achieve it’s 6-Star Green Star – Design certification.

“In addition to emphasising their reputation for sustainability, working from Chadstone Place the Officeworks team can also experience the unparalleled amenity of working above Australia’s largest retail, dining and entertainment precinct, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, and with close access to Hotel Chadstone and its state-of-the-art conferencing facilities.

“Officeworks joins what is a rapidly evolving location for businesses embracing the ‘work near home’ model. Boasting four office towers with another soon to be completed at One Middle Road, a luxury hotel, an abundance of free parking, and a retail precinct with over 550 retailers, Chadstone serves as the perfect demonstration of Vicinity’s execution of its mixed-use strategy.”

Officeworks managing director, Sarah Hunter added, “We’re thrilled with our new purpose-built facility as a place where our total business including our teams across stores, Customer Fulfilment Centres, the Customer Service Centre, B2B, Geeks2U and Support Offices can connect and collaborate.”