Grocon is a construction company that is synonymous with Australian firsts. They have proven this time and time again, wowing industry associates and the community at large with their innovation and unique designs.
With the initiation of their latest project, the company is set to live up to this standard. The building that will play host to the environmentally friendly update is that of Legion House in Sydney’s CBD.
The house, built in 1902, will receive rigorous updates in order for it to achieve the much coveted NABERS 6 star rating, the highest possible green building rating system for a retrofitted building. The refurbishment will be
This is not the first time Grocon have made advantageous green building movements. They shocked industry members with their proposal for Delta; the carbon neutral skyscraper completely made of specifically coated wood and amazed the world with their involvement in the construction of the Pixel Building.
As it stands, Pixel achieved the highest Green Star Rating with a 6 Star Green Star – Office Design v3 rating of 105 as awarded by the Green Building Council Australia (GBCA). As the world’s first carbon neutral office building, Pixel has garnered global support as well as a strong and positive reputation for the company.
Due to their great success with the aforementioned building, it is clear that Legion House is in very capable hands. In fact company are aiming even higher with their current refurbishment.
Adding even more credibility to their work, sustainability consultants Umow Lai have been enlisted as well as FJMT architects in a culmination with Weir and Phillips heritage architects. It is clear that the company is going to great lengths in order to uphold their reputation as leaders in construction and sustainability.
The retrofitted building will become apart of the company’s greater161 Castlereagh St project that includes the construction of a 43 storey office tower for tenants ANZ and Freehills.
The predicted completion date lies in 2013. If successful, Legion House promises to be only the beginning of these types of retrofits. Grocon are offering an incredibly promotion of green building that focuses on the very ideals of sustainable building by recreating a used structure into a highly innovative and modern construction.