Seemingly bucking the trend of doom and gloom in the automotive industry Hyundai Motor Company Australia has moved to a spanking new office building in Sydney as its national Headquarters.
The new purpose-built, state-of-the art head office facility at Macquarie Park, Sydney, will accommodating both business operations and training facilities for the brand in Australia.
The new building, situated at the corner of Lane Cove Road and Hyundai Drive, has been awarded a 4.5 Green Star Certified Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.
To achieve this, the company specified exterior sun shades and awnings to reduce energy consumption, solar-rated glass to better manage the internal environment, solar-powered hot water, a 60,000 litre grey water tank for landscape water and a 100,000 litre retention tank for storm water.
In 2006 Hyundai commenced a review of its future infrastructure needs and concluded its current facility at Homebush Bay would not adequately service its growth plans in Australia.
PTW Architects were briefed to provide a modern facility that would suit Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s needs for the next 15 to 20 years.
The new building is constructed over two levels of basement car parking, which also includes warehousing and storage areas, with two office towers of four and six floors totalling some 15,000 square metres of office space.
Tower One will be occupied by Hyundai with a large ground floor reception / foyer showcasing the brand on Lane Cove Road, while the Technical Training facility overlooks Hyundai Drive to the south.Tower Two is for future growth of the organisation and will be tenanted until required in the future.
The facility includes a modern staff restaurant complete with outdoor seating area and a fully equipped and managed gymnasium for Hyundai Motor Company Australia’s employees and tenants.
As part of the move, Hyundai has also relocated its parts distribution partner, Mobis Parts Australia, to a new purpose-built 40,000 square metre warehouse facility at Eastern Creek, which became fully operational in August 2008.