A design-built facility that allowed OfficeMax to integrate its head office functions with its distribution warehouse was completed for the customer in 2008. A functional and efficient building that facilitated staff interaction and provided high quality workspaces were key objectives in the design brief. Equally important was the desire to achieve a property solution that was environmentally sustainable and cost effective.
More than 10 years later the 18,900 sqm facility is being expanded to accommodate OfficeMax’s continued growth. The project includes a large warehouse extension and new enclosed breezeway.
With a constrained site area available, existing parking and yard areas needed to be utilised and construction staged to enable the customer to keep operating throughout the project.
The original office and warehouse were designed to maximise operational efficiencies while meeting sustainable best practice guidelines. Natural materials were left in their raw state where possible and the building was orientated and designed to be energy efficient. Comprehensive onsite amenities were provided for staff and a ‘street like’ central atrium was created, forming a social heart through which all employees enter and circulate.
In 2019 a new 7,500m2 warehouse extension commenced with the existing yard being converted into a 6,500m2 breezeway.
Continuing the sustainability focus, approximately 680 solar panels are being installed on the warehouse extension roof. This array is expected to generate over 200KWh of electricity
The original OfficeMax facility won the 2009 Property Council Excellence Award for Industrial Property.
The extension project is another innovative property solution that showcases Goodman’s development capability with new technologies within its world-class Highbrook Business Park.