Located on the corner of King and Wellington Streets, KS1 will have 22,600sqm of tenancy space across 19 levels. In addition to four commercial and retail towers, the Kings Square precinct will include a further commercial tower and two residential blocks. Completion of all four buildings – KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 – has now been achieved.
KS1 has been designed to meet the changing needs of the office environment. The commercial tower has been built to facilitate worker health, performance and collaboration within the organisation. This includes maximising natural light and external views, with areas for use as alternative meeting spaces that take advantage of elevated terrace areas, garden views and green spaces.
Veraspec had undertaken an extensive tender process and review period to replace the cladding from podium to level 6. During the initial review it was noted that access, workmanship and quality of material was a defining factor for this project. Veraspec welcomed this feedback and set out a process to overcome these challenges.
Access was achieved by mobile EWP and rope access to allow maximum walkways to be maintained in a high thoroughfare for pedestrians. Workmanship has been achieved by using our in house team of technicians being lead by senior management with extensive industry knowledge and experience. Materials were sourced from industry leading suppliers ensuring a supply chain second to none in Australia. 3mm solid aluminium panels were selected to achieve current legislation future proofing the building from potential legislation changes should these change in the future. This was welcomed by the building owner as during the initial start of the project legislation did indeed change. Having considered this at the initial stages the project has passed scrutiny by all stakeholders.
The result is a project having ticked all the boxes of many stakeholders having each an agenda to the outcome of the project. Quality and workmanship coupled with first class project management have opened up many an opportunity moving forward into many other buildings.