KONE to Deliver Sustainable Vertical Transport System on Iconic Waterfront Brisbane Project

Leading global elevator and escalator company, KONE, has announced a partnership with Dexus and their delivery partner John Holland to exclusively deliver their premium vertical transportation solution at the North Tower in the iconic Waterfront Brisbane project.

The North Tower is the first step in the transformation of the Eagle Street Pier and Waterfront Place precinct into a world class business and tourist destination and is set to transform the skyline of Brisbane, with KONE anticipating to service the people flow for up to 52 lettable floors upon its completion.

Owned and developed by Dexus, the 236 metre-high North Tower will add 72,500 sqm of PCA Premium Grade office space with a key focus on sustainability, amenity and delivering the workplace of the future.

Drone shot of high rise office towers along Brisbane Waterfront, with lights on.

Dexus is delivering Waterfront Brisbane as a global-standard business and tourist destination on the banks of the Brisbane River. It will include two commercial towers, retail and dining opportunities, and significant upgrades to the existing riverwalk. Professional services firms Deloitte, Minter Ellison, Gadens and Colliers are confirmed as future tenants.

Adam Grando, New Building Solutions Director, KONE Australia & New Zealand, says it’s a great accolade for KONE to work with Dexus on this iconic project.

“Waterfront Brisbane is an incredibly exciting project, optimising innovative technology and sustainability initiatives to create a future-ready office and retail experience with accessibility and a user experience like nothing before.”

“This will ultimately become one of our flagship sites for KONE, showcasing our industry leading high-rise sustainable technologies with strong alignment to Dexus and their customers for what will be at the leading edge of commercial offerings globally.”

KONE will deliver a total of 34 KONE DX Class Elevators, ranging from podium, low rise to sky rise, along with 8 KONE Escalators and UltraRope® hoisting technology for the Tower Lifts. In addition, KONE will operate a Double Deck elevator in the sky rise lift group which can also be used as a back-up goods lift utilising the lower deck of the lift. All tower lifts will be controlled by

KONE’s latest OfficeFlow Advanced Destination Control System which provides improved performance with a lower carbon footprint for the life of the building.

The KONE DX Class Elevator promises the next generation in people flow experiences, with all units being digitally connected. The KONE DX will allow the building to deploy all Advanced People Flow offerings, including 24/7 Connected Services, access and destination control, and elevator infotainment, while delivering a suite of digital possibilities for the building’s ecosystem.

The KONE UltraRope® will provide the tower with a completely new take on elevator hoisting, with unrivalled eco-efficiency, reliability and durability through a super-light carbon fibre technology developed specifically for high rise buildings. This will be the first office tower in the Southern Hemisphere to include UltraRope® in all rises of the passenger lifts, enabling an estimated 1.25% reduction in NABERS energy usage, assisting them in achieving their sustainability targets and reducing their overall carbon footprint, whilst also delivering around an additional 27 days uptime per lift in the first 20 years.

Additionally, KONE will facilitate people and material transportation throughout the construction phase, implementing the Construction Time Use solutions to optimise productivity, safety, sustainability and efficiency throughout the build.

Adam Grando at KONE Australia says, “Working closely with Dexus and John Holland, our team has been able to create a tailored plan of people flow solutions to underscore the sheer scale of this development, supporting their needs throughout the project’s various stages.”

Dexus Project Director, Matthew Beasley says, “Dexus is committed to delivering a new standard in premium office space at Waterfront Brisbane. As we deliver this city shaping project, we are partnering with industry leading suppliers like Kone to deliver a world class facility.”

David Lehmann, Executive General Manager – Building & Development at John Holland, says: “Waterfront Brisbane will have a transformative impact on Australia’s Olympic city – and we’re proud to be building on our successful partnership with Dexus to bring its vision to life.

“This is a project that will set new standards in sustainable construction, and we’re thrilled to welcome KONE to the Waterfront Brisbane team.”

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