Andrew Borger, Head of Office Development
RCP has worked closely with Charter Hall in the planning and delivery of a number of major commercial office developments over the last few years.
Most recently, practical completion was achieved on the $250m GPO Exchange development in Adelaide. RCP was engaged by Charter Hall to perform project management, superintendent and project programming services for this landmark commercial development, located in Adelaide’s GPO and Victoria Square precinct.
The project consisted of the construction of a new 22 storey office tower, retail outlet and a laneway precinct. Additionally, the iconic Telephone Exchange was refurbished as boutique office space.
RCP oversaw the design development, contractor tender and award, tenant integration and project construction phases of this major South Australian development, delivered under a D&C form of procurement.
The RCP Adelaide team’s unrivalled experience in the project management of complex new build commercial developments in the Adelaide CBD proved invaluable in the successful delivery of the GPO Exchange.
The project was completed on time, on budget and within our key requirements.
RCP’s team meticulously handled adjustments to leasing requirements as well as changes in use to the heritage building during construction to suit our varying needs. This included the addition of a BHP tenancy, which required a significant N+1 redundancy upgrade. Additionally, successful full integration was achieved for the Attorney General’s Department tenancy.
This A Grade office tower has achieved world leading sustainability credentials including a 6 Star Green Star Design & As-Built v1 .1 – Base Build; 6 Star Green Star Interiors v1 .2 (Attorney General’s Department fit-out); WELL Building Standards silver rating; 5 Star NABERS Energy, 4 Star NABERS Water and 5 Star NABERS Indoor Environment ratings. Additionally, an application will be lodged for a 6 Star NABERS Waste rating.
RCP’s leadership skills and experience enabled Charter Hall to maximise the commercial outcome on this major development. The outstanding success of the GPO Exchange is a prime example of the high quality and collaborative outcomes that Charter Hall and RCP deliver when working together.