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New Food Precinct - The Grounds at QV1

One of Perth’s most iconic CBD buildings, QV1, is set to undergo significant regeneration, with the first phase, a complete re-imagination of the ground floor retail plaza, already underway.

Co-owned by Investa Commercial Property Fund and Eureka - Real Assets, the investment will further position the building as one of Perth’s most desirable working environments and destinations. 

To be known as The Grounds, the stunning, architecturally-designed space will become a vibrant, food haven for tenants, city workers and visitors.

QV1, located at the top of St Georges Terrace, houses a range of premium tenants across its 43-premium grade storeys and its ground floor plaza revitalisation will offer an exciting blend of quality food and beverage retailers.

Hip Perth eatery Mary Street Bakery has already signed up to The Grounds, currently operating a pop-up venue in the plaza with a shift to permanent premises planned when The Grounds is completed later this year.

Owners Michael Forde and Paul Aron will then turn their attention to turning the former Bar One restaurant into a contemporary inner-city tavern to be known as Quo Vadis Baby.

A complementary offering of premium bars,  casual dining and ‘grab & go’ venues are expected to commit to Perth’s newest wine and dine precinct in the coming months.

A complementary offering of premium bars,  casual dining and ‘grab & go’ venues are expected to commit to Perth’s newest wine and dine precinct in the coming months.

The Grounds will be a striking counterpoint to the QV1 building, designed by internationally renowned modernist Harry Seidler AC.

Crested with a giant steel and glass oculus structure, the exciting new meeting destination will heavily utilise elements of nature, including canopy trees.

Hassell Architects Principal, David Gullund, said the oculus will be a truly bold statement without comparison in Australia.

“The rooftop structure will be surrounded by lush, green trees and vibrant floral features, generating shade, wind protection and ultimately a relaxing, usable space for retailers and customers within The Grounds,” he said.

“The revitalisation of the QV1 plaza draws inspiration from the global trend of creating flexible open-areas with dynamic, interactive spaces for meetings, cultural events and restaurants and bars,” said Mr Gullund.

The Grounds will provide improved amenity to QV1’s existing tenants and deliver a much-needed, dedicated urban food precinct for west end city workers, according to Brett Dillon, Fund Manager at Eureka - Real Assets, a subsidiary of AXA IM - Real Assets:

“The western end of St Georges Terrace continues to  strengthen with a number of new projects including the pending completion of Capital Square, as well as the new Perth Arena and Channel 9’s new offices.  The creation of The Grounds at QV1 will deliver a fresh identity to the precinct and confirm the building’s position as one of the most desirable office locations in the City. We are committed to attracting Perth’s top tier organisations, whilst also ensuring that the building complements the significant redevelopment seen in the area over the past few years”.

“QV1 is arguably Perth’s highest quality commercial building, so to be adding such an impressive and active destination to the ground floor plaza is really setting a new benchmark for office accommodation in the Perth CBD,”  said Investa’s Perth General Manager, Tom Simurina.

The Grounds is scheduled for completion in early 2018 and is - co-owned by Investa Commercial Property Fund and Eureka - Real Assets, a subsidiary of AXA IM - Real Assets.

For general enquiries, please contact:

Paul Teraci                                                     QV1 General Manager       
M: 0439 985 563
E:  paul@qv1.com.au

For leasing enquiries, please contact:

Jim Tsagalis                                                    Director, Lease Equity
P:  08 9426 1777
M: 0411 760 760
E:  jimt@lease-equity.com.au
W: thegroundsqv1.com.au  

For media enquiries, please contact:

Brooke Shepherd                                     Professional Public Relations
M: 0414 524 574
E:  brook.shepherd@ppr.com.au

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CBD West End Transformation One Step Closer to Reality

QV1 REDEVELOPMENT PLANS APPROVED

QV1 is set to become a leading destination for commercial businesses and boutique retailers having recently received development approval by the City of Perth for a major redevelopment of the retail plaza and introduction of new tenant amenities.

The redevelopment will see the tower’s iconic plaza area transformed to become a vibrant meeting place in the west end of Perth’s CBD where city workers and visitors can enjoy quality food and beverages, pop up events or catch up with friends and relax in the lush environment.

At the heart of the plaza will be a living mural garden bed, designed to complement Harry Seidler’s existing architectural work and bring an element of Kings Park to the city.

Click here for a 360 degree, panoramic view of the new plaza design.

The highly anticipated third Mary Street Bakery is the first retail tenant to commit to the project, followed by a unique ‘eating house and bar’ style restaurant set to open later this year.

Co-owned by Investa Commercial Property Fund and Eureka Funds Management, the transformation will also provide tenants with new state-of-the-art amenities and dynamic shared spaces to create an urban community environment.

Investa Office, Perth and Sydney Portfolio General Manager, Tom Simurina said the co-owners are committed to ensuring the lifestyle facilities on offer matched up to the premium status of the QV1 building.

“Our goal is to create an upmarket, lively precinct that celebrates Perth’s foodie culture and gives tenants, office workers and visitors a place to relax and enjoy with friends.

“We are hoping the redevelopment will be a welcome addition to the evolving food and drink scene in the city, providing more opportunities for boutique food and beverage retailers and diversity for people visiting the city.”

The redevelopment will also involve the creation of a best in class premium end of trip facility for the office tenants of QV1, in addition to a childcare centre on the podium level.

Tanya Lambert, Asset Manager at Eureka Funds Management said embarking on this major development is an exciting time for QV1 which will see it cemented as Perth’s pre-eminent office address.

For Press Related Enquiries:
Gabrielle Azzollini
P: 08 9388 0944
M: 0409 089 054
E: gabrielle.azzollini@ppr.com.au

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Chinese New Year Gala Dinner – 2016

Hosted by ACBC (Australian China Business Council)

The Australia China Business Council hosted a Chinese New Year Gala Dinner on Friday 19 February 2016 with the support of QV1 as the Platinum Sponsor.

The event was attended by over 500 people, including:

  • Dr Huang Qinguo Consul General Peoples Republic of China in Perth
  • Hon. Dr. Mike Nahan MLA, Treasurer Minister for Energy, Citizenship & Multicultural Interest
  • Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Leader of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Economic Reform, Public Sector Management
  • Adam Handley President ACBC (WA)
  • David Sun President China Chamber of Commerce Australia Perth Branch
  • Ralph Addis Director General Department of Regional Development
  • Jane Caforio State Director Austrade
  • Andrea Gleason State Director WA Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

QV1 Leasing Agent, Mark Clapham of Sheffield Property gave a speech detailing the benefits of becoming a tenant in Perth’s best premium grade office tower. Mark highlighted on the special onsite concierge staff and the exciting upgrades to the retail plaza and new end of trip facilities.

To demonstrate the QV1 Concierge service, Catherine Kenyon-May, Head of Concierge and Conferencing at QV1, had randomly placed 100 envelopes throughout the table place settings with gift vouchers inside, ranging from a night in the Heritage Room at the Como Treasury, to Luxury Transfers by Luxe Charters, and deluxe floral bouquets by Matthew Landers Bouquets, as well as a wide range of other gifts. This provided an example of the variety of services the QV1 concierge staff can organize for the tenants of the building.

Performances on the night included dances by local Chinese community groups; Lion Dance & Kung Fu Display by Chinese Kung Fu & Tai Chi Academy; and the Year of the Monkey Dance performed by Australia Mulan Centre & Arts Association.

The event raised over $1,500 for the Mifan Mama Charity.

For more information on Sheffield Property, please call Digby Sutherland on 0417 019 995 or Mark Clapham on 0409 070 807 or visit www.sheffieldproperty.com.au

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QV1 Earth hour – 2016

saturday, 19 march 2016

On Saturday, 19 March 2016 from 8.30pm to 9.30pm, QV1 and its tenants switched off all its lights for Earth Hour; a global effort to reduce the world’s environmental footprint by turning off all non-essential lights and equipment.

A huge thank you to all of our tenants who supported this initiative. With everyone's combined efforts, QV1 was able to reduce the total building load by over 100 thousand watts. To put this into perspective, each tenancy light fitting consumes between 30 and 50 watts, this equates to switching off a total over 2,500 lights in the building!

Besides the energy savings from tenancy and base building, the environmental benefit from the one hour event resulted in saving over 78kg of carbon dioxide emissions. This is an extremely positive outcome that all of our tenants and building occupants should be proud of.

In light of this success, we strongly encourage all tenants to continue the fabulous work and strive to make a permanent commitment to saving energy and reducing their environmental footprint each day. If we can achieve these savings on a one-off basis, why not every day?

Please see our tips below on how you can continue this wonderful work and reduce your environmental footprint:

  • If you are the last person to leave the floor, please switch off ALL of the lights.
  • Turn off your computer and monitor at the end of each day.
  • Use the correct recycling bins when disposing of materials. QV1 can supply additional recycling and waste bins if required. 
  • Use a resuable coffee cup and reusable drink bottle instead of takeaway cups and plastic bottles 
  • Set your printer defaults to print double sided and select on sided printing only when required
  • Think before you print - do you really need a hard copy?
  • Reduce font size to decrease the amount of paper required
  • Print only the pages you need by selecting the required area
  • Always use carbon-neutral paper

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