AUSTRALIA, 8 JULY 2022
Frasers Property Australia has been named one of The Australian Financial Review's Sustainability Leaders for 2022 and the winner of the Property & Construction category in the leading awards program for its achievement of Living Building Challenge® Petal Certification at Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre in Melbourne.
The Living Building Challenge® (LBC®) is the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment and no other retail development globally has achieved Petal Certification.
“At Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre, we set out to create a shopping centre which elevates what’s possible in terms of sustainable design of new developments and contributes to the regenerative buildings movement,” says Mark Gleeson, Executive General Manager Investments, Frasers Property Australia.
“It was a benchmark-altering aspiration that we knew would push us, and its successful delivery proves that it’s possible to create buildings that can regenerate their environment, be completely accessible to the community, and be commercially viable.”
The Australian Financial Review Sustainability Leaders List, in association with BCG, highlights businesses that are tackling pressing environmental and societal challenges and delivering financial value along the way.
Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre is one of Australia’s most awarded projects. At the Property Council of Australia’s 2021 Innovation & Excellence Awards, Burwood Brickworks won the top honour, the Australian Development of the Year award, as well as the People’s Choice Award, as voted by the industry and general public, the Award for Best Sustainable Development – New Buildings and the Award for Best Shopping Centre Development.
The development’s honours also include the Built Environment award at the 2021 Premier's Sustainability Awards, and the Excellence in Sustainability and Development of the Year – Retail awards at The Urban Developer Awards.
At the Sustainable Building Awards 2020, Burwood Brickworks shopping centre won the Commercial Architecture (Large) Award for its design, along with NH Architecture and Russell & George, and the Best of the Best Award, the major award. Also at the Sustainable Building Awards 2020, acre Farm & Eatery, the first shopping centre rooftop urban farm and restaurant in Australia at Burwood Brickworks, won the Commercial Architecture (Small) Award, collected by NH Architecture and ZWEI Interiors Architecture.
Additionally, Indigenous design studio Balarinji won the Architectural Design Urban Design and Public Spaces category at the Good Design Awards for its innovative work, along with Wurundjeri-willam artist Mandy Nicholson, on the ceiling mural and outer facade artwork at Burwood Brickworks Shopping Centre.
Also making the Sustainability Leaders shortlist was Frasers Property Australia’s licensed energy retailer, Real Utilities, for its Climate Active-certified 100% carbon neutral energy offering which it provides to residential and business customers throughout Frasers Property Australia and Frasers Property Industrial communities and buildings in Australia.