case study Macquarie Group, Shelley Street, Sydney
Business case and outcomes
Relocation from Sydney CBD to Shelley Street in 2009. A realisation that the move could be used as a catalyst for a new way of working and new culture. Adoption of activity based working for 3000 people.
- 93% of people said no when asked if they’d prefer to return to their old way of working
- 59% of people said they felt they were ‘more effective’ in their new environment
- BFS accommodated 350 new employees without making a change to their workplace
- BFS moved over 200 people in an afternoon without the involvement of BSD or ITG
- 40% reduction in electricity consumption compared to the former workplace (laptops use 10% of PC power)
- Laptop use reduces carbon emissions by 8,000 tonnes p.a.
- 78% reduction in paper storage (5km of linear shelving down to 1 km)
- 52% reduction in printing – equates to 42 tonnes of paper p.a.
- No more than 80% of the building’s population come on any day
- 50% reduction in lift traffic due to the internal stair
- Over 70% of people have bought a family member or friend to see their workspace