Located in the heart of Newcastle, the $107 million business centre at 727 Hunter Street is the city’s newest A-Grade commercial building. The building features retail opportunities from 99m² to 300m², and office accommodation floors from 700m² to 1,300m², offering a total of 13,615m2 of commercial space across 15-stories.
“727 HQ is an impressive addition to the city’s landscape, embodying cutting-edge design, advanced technology, and a commitment to sustainability. It will serve as a catalyst for economic growth, job creation, and community engagement, making it a key player in shaping the city’s future,” said HYG Head of Construction, Zenki Kwan.
“HYG are proud that 727 HQ achieved the A-grade classification and is the newest of its kind within Newcastle. We have precommited high-profile tenants, including Glencore and are currently working on integrated space
fit-outs to offer tenants a mid-late 2023 move-in date.”
This A-grade building offers office buildings equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure to cater to the needs of modern businesses, including security systems, high-speed internet connectivity, energy-efficient HVAC systems, ample parking spaces, and facilities like meeting rooms, conference centres, and wellness areas.
Sustainability is at the forefront of this project which features solar panels and wind turbines to generate onsite clean energy and reduce the building’s carbon footprint. 727 HQ also features the integration of cutting-edge smart technology throughout the building. This includes intelligent lighting systems, automated climate control, advanced security systems, and occupancy sensors to optimise energy efficiency, enhance user experience, and improve operational efficiency.
727 HQ is the newest addition to Newcastle’s cityscape and has a strong focus on enhancing the quality of life for residents and businesses. It offers unique city, water and landscape views of the hills and parks. It boasts large terraces on Level 5 and the top level for the community to host and enjoy events, recreational activities and entertainment.
“This A-grade building showcases a distinctive architectural design that serves as a visual landmark within the community. Its unique shape, façade, and structural elements make it instantly recognisable, while its contemporary architectural design creates a striking balance between functionality, comfort, and sustainability,” said Zenki. 727 HQ features public art installations and exhibitions throughout the building and surrounding public spaces that promote local artists and bring additional cultural value to the community.
“This was a complex yet gratifying project to build. The challenge we overcame during this build were the impacts created by COVID. Various measures and risk management were put into place onsite and materials were ordered in advance to minimise the impact of global supply chain disruptions due to the pandemic,” said Zenki.
Work onsite commenced in October 2020 and the building reached practical completion in April 2023. The project saw up to 100 people onsite daily and over 200,000 hours of work throughout the build.
HYG are a fully integrated property developer offering in-house development management, project construction, property management and property sales. The HYG team have over a century’s worth of collective experience across their dynamic design, construction, project management and sales departments.
Recently completed projects include a new design competition-winning residential development in Waterloo consisting of 132 apartments and Westwood Estate, a master-planned community located in Caddens.