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Grollo Goods Sheds North

"I'd hope that developers and investors will see what's occurring in the Goods Shed North and understand that sustainable outcomes in historic buildings are actually achievable"

Tony Arnel, Chairman, Green Building Council of Australia

The Goods Shed North is a heritage railway shed dating back to the late 1800s. Today it stands within the newly created Melbourne Docklands Batman Hill precinct.

Equiset successfully completed the $63 million redevelopment, completely restoring the building to its original grandeur, integrating new entrances and converting the interior into an innovative, contemporary and ecologically sustainable environment.

Equiset expanded the building's original area by introducing a mezzanine floor to provide more than 10,000 square metres of office and retail space. The lantern design, mezzanine and vast central galleria set this building apart, providing natural light and an outstanding working environment.

Equiset has delivered positive sustainable outcomes, including rainwater harvesting and re-use, absorption chiller, peak energy demand reduction and the reuse or recycling of 80% of construction waste.

The Goods Shed North achieved a 5 Star Green Star design rating – the first heritage building in Victoria and only the second in Australia to achieve this feat.

Equiset's focus has been to produce a quality amenity, and a landmark building in an efficient and responsible manner. With the Goods Shed North, Equiset has delivered on that vision.

Grollo Property

  • Construction commenced in April 2008 and was completed in March 2010

  • Heritage building envelope combined with 4-level glazed 'lantern building'

  • Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD)

  • Upgraded Village Street features alfresco dining

  • 5-star Green Star Office Design certified rating

  • 5 Star + 20% CO2 reduction ABGR rating (Design Rating)

  • Active chilled beam/displacement HVAC system

  • Gas fired tri-generation plant

  • Peak energy demand reduction

  • 80% of construction waste reused or recycled

  • Occupant amenity potable water efficiency

  • Recycled content of concrete - 20%

  • PVC minimisation of over 60%

  • Refrigerant leak detection and recovery