6 Hassall Street

Tzannes & Blight Rayner

Featuring the latest in ESD innovation and social sustainability, 6 Hassall Street represents an innovative and dynamic collaboration between Charter Hall (CH) and Western Sydney University (WSU), that seamlessly blends commercial amenity with one of Australia’s most forward-thinking vertical university campuses.

10 premium floors of commercial space above feature expansive floor plates that provide sweeping views, natural light and unobstructed workspace around a future-ready digital spine. WSU’s Innovation Hub is located on the lower nine levels offering engineering, built environment and urban transformation programs as well as entrepreneurship and Launch Pad (a technology start-up incubator).

The development has achieved a 6-star Green Star (As-Built) rating and has been designed to emission intensity targets equivalent to 5 Star NABERS Energy and 4 Star NABERS Water ratings. The development is WELL Gold Shell and Core enabled with excellent energy and water efficiency systems, further reducing outgoings and minimising environmental impacts. Solar heat gain is mitigated through sunshades and a high performance glazed curtain wall façade. Premium end-of-trip facilities, onsite bike parking and limited car parking promote passive modes of transport.

Embodied carbon reduction strategies included the adoption of low carbon concrete and targeted rates for recycled material content. A 92.81 per cent rate of recycling of construction waste was achieved. The building is targeting 100 per cent accredited Green Power by 2024.

Sculpting within the north façade optimises daylight penetration within the ground plane public domain and commercial floors while the latest innovations in healthy building features provide exceptional indoor environmental quality. Sustainably landscaped, relaxation areas contribute further to tenant wellbeing and productivity.

Market-leading corporate social responsibility initiatives, including the Kick Start Café which provided employment during construction for disadvantaged youth within the Western Sydney region.

Photography by Charter Hall, Western Sydney University