1 Bligh St, Sydney. NSW

1 Bligh Street is located in the heart of Sydney CBD’s ‘Core’ business and financial services precinct.  The 43,419 square metre (NLA), 5 Star NABERS Energy rated tower provides spectacular views of Sydney Harbour and the bridge to the North. Positioned on the corner of Bligh, Bent and O’Connell Streets, the building is a focal landmark and premium investment.  

Designed by Ingenhoven Architekten of Germany and Architectus of Australia, the 29 storey tower is iconic on the Sydney skyline, combining striking and functional architecture with best practice sustainability. The double skin façade with external louvers, utilized for the first time in Australia, significantly reduces the heat load on the façade and thereby reduces the cooling and energy requirements internally. A naturally ventilated, full height atrium provides vertical connectivity from the lobby level with each office level and maximises natural light to the 1,600 square metre office floor plates. Tri-generation, blackwater [including mining] and mixed mode [chilled beam and VAV] air conditioning systems contribute to 1 Bligh’s unrivalled sustainable features. 

The buildings ground floor lobby opens to the exterior [weather permitting] and has been designed to become the ‘ant track’ connecting Bligh and O’Connell Streets. A childcare centre, two cafes and parking for 96 cars provides complete amenity for building occupiers and visitors.

Fast Facts

  •  Property Type: Office 
  •  Scale: 43,419sqm
  •  Website: www.1bligh.com.au
  •  Completion: July 2011
  •  Partner(s): Dexus Property & Wholesale Fund
  •  Major Tenant(s): Clayton Utz, Bloomberg & Oil Search
  •  Builder(s): Grocon
  •  Architect(s): Ingenhoven Architekten & Architectus
  •  Portfolio: Other similar properties
  •  Environmental: 6 Star Green Star Office As Built v2, 5 Star NABERS Energy & 4.5 Star NABERS Water



High-rise firsts - Office Design V2: Green Star Rating

It was one of Australia's most hotly anticipated buildings, already heralded for its innovation in sustainable building. The first commercial building in Sydney to achieve a 6 Star Green Star-Office Design v2 rating, 1 Bligh Street was developed by DEXUS Property Group, DEXUS Wholesale Property Fund and Cbus Property.

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Water-saving bathroom fittings by GWA

Sydney CBD’s 1 Bligh Street is an award winning development that has combined cutting-edge, sustainable design with the latest in efficient technology and state-of-the-art water saving fixtures and fittings, supplied by GWA Bathrooms & Kitchens.

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Cbus Property lands 'new standards' Sydney development

Cbus Property has landed one of Australia's biggest developments -- the $700m+ 1 Bligh Street project in the CBD. Adrian Pozzo, chief executive, became a partner with Dexus Property Trust in developing a tower designed to set new standards in Green technology.

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2014 National Energy Globe Award Australia

Awarded By: Energy Globe Awards

2013 Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design - Award

Award: Green GOOD DESIGN Award - Green Architecture.

Awarded By: Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

2013 Urban Taskforce Australia Development Excellence Awards: Winner

Award: Winner Sustainable Development.

Awarded By: Urban Taskforce.

2013 Landscape Architecture Award

Awarded By: Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

2013 COAA Owner's Choice BIM Award - New Construction Award

Awarded By: Construction Owners Association of America (COAA)

2012 Australian winner and Highly Commended in International Design and Innovation category

Awarded By: Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors

2012 International High-rise Award 2012 (world's most innovative high-rise building)

Awarded By: Deutsches Architekturmuseum

2012 CBTUH: Most outstanding new tall building in Asia and the Australasian region

Awarded By: Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH)

2012 Commercial Construction Award for Projects > $100m

Awarded By: Australian Institute of Building (AIB)

2012 UNAA World Environment Day Awards 2012: Green Building Award (Finalist)

Awarded By: United Nations Association of Australia.



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