50 Martin Place, Sydney

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

Macquarie

Architect

Johnson Pilton Walker Pty Ltd

Main contractor

Brookfield Multiplex

Sub-contractor

Sydney Projects

Completion year

2014

System type

SAS130, SAS750 Tubeline

Special requirements

Refurbishment project with some heritage requirements

Area M2

3,800 Tubeline & 12,000 Metal Raft Ceilings

Region

Asia Pacific

Product Groups

Situated in Sydney’s CBD, Macquarie bought 50 Martin Place in 2012 to refurbish the iconic building and establish their new global headquarters.  The building is famous for its Beaux-Arts façade and neoclassical grand hall and banking chamber but the transformation, by architects Johnson Pilton Walker, brings the 80 year old building into the 21st Century to create a state-of-the-art workspace.

The project features glass bridges, glass lifts, a roof terrace and a two-story glass domed roof to create a light-filled central atrium.  SAS International provided bespoke metal pan ceiling solutions, producing individual ceiling bays throughout the office space that were sympathetic to the heritage requirements of the build.  SAS130 tiles with large open area and SAS750 Tubeline were specified in the offices and corridors to allow passive chilled beam airflow.  SAS was able to contribute towards the construction target to use 100% fresh air in the building.

Project success:

  • Winner at the 2015 National Architecture Awards: Harry Seidler Award for Commercial Architecture - Australia’s top award for commercial architecture.
  • 50 Martin Place is the largest heritage redevelopment to be awarded a Six Star Green Star Rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.

Systems used