Frasers Property has just received a 6 Star Green Star Design and As-Built v1.1 (Design Review) rating for the project from the Green Building Council of Australia, representing World Leadership solidifying Fraser Property’s aim to create the world’s most sustainable retail development.
“This rating is an important benchmark in our progress towards achieving our aspirations for the Burwood Brickworks community,” says Peri Macdonald, Executive General Manager – Retail, Frasers Property Australia.
“The shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks will be the natural heart of the sustainable new community we’re creating and will draw visitors from near and far, due to its unique design, unrivalled comfort and innovations like its rooftop urban farm.”
The rating follows the announcement that a new six-screen Reading Cinemas complex will headline the super-neighbourhood centre’s dining, leisure and entertainment offer. Burwood Brickworks will also house a full-line 4,200m2 Woolworths supermarket and Dan Murphy’s store – all set to open by the end of 2019.
Frasers Property is aiming for the shopping centre at Burwood Brickworks to be the first retail development in the world to achieve Living Building Challenge certification. This means it will generate more energy than it consumes on an annual basis, retain and recycle all of the water it uses, dedicate 20% of its site footprint for food growing, among many other sustainable initiatives.
A mix of on-site rooftop solar PV and off-site renewable energy, utilising the latest in battery storage, will generate 105% of the energy required for the building. North Melbourne-based Russell & George has been appointed to ensure the base building interior design meets the elevated biophilic design requirements that Living Building Challenge compliance demands.
Designed by Melbourne-based NH Architecture, the 12,900m2 Burwood Brickworks shopping centre will be the heart of the mixed-use community and will benefit from a catchment of some 100,000 people. With a food and beverage focus and a choice of entertainment on offer, also proposed as part of the centre’s tenant mix is a child care centre and medical centre, as well as health and fitness opportunities.
In addition to the 6 Star Green Star Design Review rating, the overall Burwood Brickworks mixed-use community is certified with a 6 Star Green Star Communities rating.