- GHD will extend their Perth CBD tenancy at 999 Hay Street.
- The company occupies six levels of the eleven-level building.
- GHD is updating their office to reflect a changing workforce paradigm.
QUBE Property has announced that anchor tenant, GHD, a global engineering, architecture, and construction services firm, will extend their CBD tenancy at 999 Hay Street Perth beyond 2030. QUBE director, Geoff Davieson, said this lease extension by the building’s majority tenant was a testament to the quality and location of the eleven-level asset.
GHD has opted to retain its current footprint, which represents circa 60% of the building by area spread over six contiguous levels, and includes a rooftop boardroom and function space, and substantial dedicated end-of-trip facilities.
“GHD has retained their current footprint at 999 Hay and is currently in the process of designing a number of layout changes which reflect the changing nature of work and the evolving needs of its staff and clients,” said Davieson.
Adapting to the needs of the workforce
Working styles have significantly changed since GHD first signed on as tenants more than seven years ago, with GHD WA regional manager, Sheldon Krahe, noting the company’s Perth office has adapted to reflect those changes.
“GHD conducted a global review of the Future of Work late last year with a number of changes implemented globally based on the findings of that review. We’ve recognised that the way we use our office space is changing, so we need to adapt to ensure our offices reflect the needs of our workforce,” he said.
Krahe said most of the GHD Perth workforce has adopted hybrid working. To optimise the use of space, GHD is adopting hot desking and plans to create more spaces for in-person collaboration.
“We have made some changes that reflect the need for more meeting rooms and communal spaces with the emphasis on a less structured floorplan and hot desking,” he said.
“Like many other employers, we need to respond to the needs of an agile workforce. While we aren’t necessarily taking on more space in terms of square meterage, we are ensuring that our office in Perth meets the needs of our current workforce and clients moving forward.”
Krahe added that the building’s location at the west end of the CBD is convenient for staff and clients, with many making use of the end-of-trip facilities and easy access to bike paths and public transport.