44 Martin Place, Sydney

44 Martin Place is an 11,000sqm heritage sandstone building in Sydney’s CBD. The lease agreement was ending, and the facility required upgrading to compete with other high-end office spaces in the area.

The project required us to work effectively to achieve the often competing desires of the builder, architect and building owner. The project provided a coordinated design for refurbishment of the existing heritage building and the addition of two storeys to the building.

Space restrictions and the existing lifts impacted our ability to create premium-grade office space and the addition of an atrium through the centre of the building was the source for further complications.

A restriction in height (to avoid obscuring sunlight on the building opposite) was specifically relevant to mechanical design restricting the location of plant equipment.

The project also targeted a Core and Shell Certification under the WELL Building Standard to demonstrate the projects commitment to tenant health and wellbeing. This inclusion required the project team to consider how occupants would interact with the designed services and effected the design of entrance pathways, drinking water quality and air quality. 

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