Commonwealth Bank of Australia

New York, New York, United States

Lendlease provided design build services for a 25,000 square foot renovation project at Commonwealth Bank of Australia's US headquarters – 599 Lexington Avenue.

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Client
Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Location
New York, New York, United States
Completion
2011
Area
25,000 square feet
Assignments
Design Build, Cost Plus
Architect
Gerner Kronick + Valcarcel

Project outcome

The project included the modernization and upgrade of offices including 40 trading positions, a new data center with redundancy for traders, state of the art audio/visual equipment in the executive boardroom and a 'gathering hub' for entertaining clients. The renovation features stone and glass accents and allows for 30 percent growth.

Since employees remained in the space during the project, the build out of the occupied space was in two phases.

Although this was the first project with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia in the United States, Lendlease, in an alliance with the bank, worked together on numerous projects in Australia.

In order to contribute to value engineering, Lendlease changed light manufacturers, reduced the number of construction phases and alternated building materials in the lobby.