The $250 million development of the GPO Exchange tower is progressing in leaps and bounds and is on track for its highly anticipated completion in late 2019.
Last year saw the framework of the building come to life. From November 2017 to June 2018, an accumulative 3,190 m3 concrete, 347,129 tonnes of reinforced steel and 77,800 on site hours contributed to the installation of the tower crane and jump forms and concrete foundations for the ground level, and levels 1 and 2 among other core components of the structure.
The GPO tower, next to the historic GPO building, will fuse the value of heritage with state of the art technologies to redefine the employee and customer experience. The tower will integrate sustainable design and smart technology to be South Australia’s first building that combines WELL and Green Star ratings. The building will join eight others which boast a six-green star rating and are all situated within the CBD.
The majority of the tower has already been leased as companies flock to secure a presence in one of Adelaide’s most iconic buildings. BHP have acquired the naming rights for the new GPO Exchange office tower through a ten-year lease. The BHP head office move from Grenfell Street which will see approximately 600 workers occupy 10,000 square metres. The South Australian Attorney General’s department has also committed to 50 per cent of the tower for a twelve-year lease.
Marriott International will occupy the adjacent tower in its first foray into the South Australian market. The Greaton-backed delivery of the five-star Westin Adelaide hotel will include 285 guestrooms that will span across 15-storeys, all with breathtaking views of Victoria Square and the city skyline with completion expected in 2022.