No1 ANZAC Square, 140 Creek St, 295 Ann St, 232 Adelaide St, Brisbane QLD 4000
“Even though our organisation has retained a work-from-home policy post-COVID, our culture is such that our people still opt to come into the office a minimum of three days per week,” stated Affinity Education Group’s Chief Financial Officer, Cathy Montesin. “We are thrilled 295 Ann Street will provide our team with such a welcoming environment to work from.”
The 15-storey building is also home to major tenants like the State Government, Queensland Rail, and Services Australia, and had recently been acquired by AsheMorgan in 2019, just prior to a major refurbishment of the site. The refurbishment connected the three buildings at 295 Ann Street, 140 Creek Street, and 232 Adelaide Street, to create a precinct now referred to as No1 ANZAC Square.
The office’s return to prominence
No1 ANZAC Square is a prime example of the evolution in office tenancy. Where once space was only considered in terms of how many workers could be fit into an area, now, office investors, developers, and tenants alike are reorganising their priorities, even in high-density CBDs. As hybrid work is becoming more common, sites like 295 Ann Street demonstrate what is being demanded of the office sector.
“The refurbishment undertaken by AsheMorgan was of the highest quality, which was one of the major factors attracting tenants, as well as the property’s location,” stated Mr. McCann.
The refurbishment works conducted at the site embraced Brisbane’s subtropical climate by incorporating over 6,000 plants into the new precinct, along with the incorporation of green walls and large suspended grow rings which are pride of place in No1 ANZAC Square’s lobbies. A five-storey glass atrium entryway and two club-style end-of-trip facilities offer further detail and practical amenity that doesn’t go unnoticed by tenants and their employees alike.