An ambitious client behind a household name engaged us to develop the first 5 Star Green Star industrial building in Australia. This was to be a game-changer on many levels including a proof of concept innovative wall system to take-on the standard tilt-up concrete panel system.
Sustainable design initiatives included photovoltaic cells over the whole roof, on-site battery storage, electric car charge stations, natural ventilation, black-water re-cycling and harvested stormwater collection.
The site stands at the entry of Landcorp’s innovative Meridian Park industrial estate 1,000 hectare development in Neerabup in which DnA Architects are the Estate Architects. This was to be an entry statement project to signify the aspirations of the estate.
The design received Development Approval and support from the City of Wanneroo. Unfortunately that’s where it stopped and the project was placed on hold after loosing investor support from some of the client’s partners.
The IP and lessons learnt of this benchmark project remains with the team and it would be wonderful to see another industry leading project set new high standards in the industrial sector where 25% of our workforce are represented.