The new nine-storey building in the heart of Geelong's CBD includes the base build and integrated fit-out. The building was handed over in July 2021.
The project scope includes retail and commercial office spaces, two levels of basement car parking, and streetscape works along Moorabool Street, Corio Street, and Gore Place.
The building is benchmarked to 2012 Property Council of Australia “A Grade” Standard and amenities include end-of-trip facilities with 78 bike spaces, 15 showers and 96 exclusive lockers. The basement car park provides 61 car parking spaces across two levels, and charging points for electric vehicles and scooters.
GMHBA’s head office takes up levels one to three, with five more commercial office floors above. Within the GMHBA head office, each level offers kitchen facilities, collaborative and breakout spaces, and meeting rooms.
The main kitchen and dining space opens to a podium area with picnic tables above Moorabool St, while other amenities include a parents’ room and a reflection room.
Sixty per cent of the spend in this building has utilised local contractors, and the project has injected $50 million into the local economy.
The building is designed to achieve 5 Star Green Star Design & As-Built v1.2 certification, and a 5 Star NABERS energy rating.