Construction 0f Atlassian’s new 39-storey headquarters at Sydney’s Tech Central campus began last week, with construction expected to take five years to complete.
The 180-meter hybrid timber skyscraper next to the Central Railway Station is the world’s tallest commercial timber construction, costing $546 million and expected to be completed in 2026.
The wooden core is wrapped around a glass and steel facade and features a mix of outdoor and indoor spaces, with a rooftop garden and runs on 100% renewable energy.
The Atlassian Central Tower sits above the site’s former Parcel Shed, a YHA hostel, which will return with 480 beds on the lower floors.
The development will deliver 20% of the NSW Government’s Innovation Jobs target of 25,000 additional roles, as well as 20% of the 250,000 square meter space for technology companies at the Tech Central campus. About 4000 Atlassian employees use the tower.
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NSW Minister for Enterprise, Investment and Trade Alistair Henskens said the government was excited to start construction in partnership with Dixus and Atlassian, creating 800 construction jobs.
“We are incredibly proud to see Atlassian Australia’s headquarters come to life at Tech Central, furthering our mission to deliver the world’s most sustainable, inclusive and innovative innovation environment,” he said.
“This impressive building will play a vital role in supporting NSW’s efforts to attract and retain talent and will be a beacon for the technology industry.”
Scott Farquhar, CEO of Atlassian, said the new office will play a unique role in how the company operates traditional office spaces and work.
“Atlassian is built on bright ideas, strong values and great teamwork, and we can’t wait to see that come to life at Atlassian Central,” he said.
Dexus has entered into an agreement with Atlassian to support, develop and invest in Atlassian Central.
Dexus CEO Darren Steinberg said: “This is a unique opportunity for Dexus and Atlassian to create a world-leading workplace that challenges the status quo and sets new standards in sustainability and smart buildings.