Global data, analytics and technology company Equifax has officially opened the doors to its new workplace at Blue & William in North Sydney.
Located on the prime intersection of Blue and William streets, the 10-storey development is owned by Keppel REIT, with Lendlease as the development and investment manager. As Blue & William’s anchor tenant, Equifax occupies more than 4,350 square metres across levels 5 to 7, following a relocation from two separate offices in North Sydney to bring its people together in a new modern and sustainable workplace.
Designed by global architecture and design studio Woods Bagot, the development features the latest in workplace design with a landscaped wellness garden, and further open spaces for outdoor meetings and events, an on-site family run business, Northbrew Café, a premium lobby and end-of-trip facilities to support healthier ways to commute and connect.
The highlight of Blue & William is the multiple terraces offering panoramic views of Sydney Harbour that can be used for outdoor meetings and collaboration or for hosting events. Blue & William achieved practical completion in April 2023 and has maintained strong interest from potential tenants with five of the ten floors now leased. Equifax and Northbrew Café are the first occupants to be welcomed into the building, with other tenants, including global consulting firm, Human Synergistics, to follow in early 2024.
The building is designed to achieve the 5 Star Green Star Design and As Built Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, as well as the 5.5 Stars National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Base Building Energy Rating.
Mr Koh Wee Lih, Chief Executive Officer, Keppel REIT Management said : “As one of Asia’s leading real estate investment trusts, Keppel REIT is committed to offering quality office spaces through our portfolio of prime commercial assets in Asia Pacific’s key business districts. Blue & William in North Sydney is a smart, sustainable office building, designed with tenant experience and wellness as a priority, and we are pleased to welcome Equifax to this green and modern premise.”
Melanie Cochrane, Group Managing Director A/NZ, Equifax said : “Equifax is thrilled to officially open our new office at Blue & William in North Sydney, bringing our Sydney based teams together in one location. The inspiring, modern space provides opportunity for greater collaboration and innovation, while honouring our commitment to sustainability. I am confident our new work environment will enable flexible and positive ways of working, contributing to a vibrant culture, to support our customers and help us attract the best talent.
Lisa Gordon, Head of Commercial Development, Lendlease said: “Blue & William reflects the latest thinking in workplace with its prime location and modern workspaces that facilitate flexible and collaborative working, as well as sweeping harbour views from the floor to ceiling windows and outdoor terraces. “Interest in Blue & William remains strong, with prospective tenants, like Equifax, also seeking out high quality, flexible and wellness conscious office spaces that support not only people’s performance but overall company culture too.”