AUSTRALIAN construction group Built, in a joint venture with Obayashi Corporation, have been awarded early contractor involvement by Atlassian for the tech giant’s flagship headquarters building in Sydney, which will become the world’s tallest hybrid timber tower.
Designed by New York-based architects SHoP in partnership with Australian firm BVN, the circa 40 storey building will rise 180 metres and host 4,000 Atlassian employees, forming part of the New South Wales government’s planned tech hub around Central Station.
The Built-Obayashi Joint Venture will join Atlassian and their design and development team, including SHoP and BVN, key consultants and stakeholders to develop the design, programme and construction methodology.
Unveiling plans in June, Atlassian touted the tower would generate $1 billion for the local economy and generate 2,500 jobs during construction.
The NSW government hopes the wider tech precinct will attract 25,000 workers and stretch from Central through to Redfern.
Atlassian’s HQ will incorporate a revamped Railway Square YHA within its lower levels, as well as the heritage Parcels Shed at the YHA that was used for parcel dispatch parcels at Central between 1912 through to the 1980s.
Sustainability targets include the use of 100% renewable energy, generating less than 50% of carbon emissions compared to traditional construction projects is targeted, and consumption of half as much energy.
Completion is expected in 2025.