Salta Properties’ latest development favours sustainability and physical activity

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The latest development from Salta Properties, 631 Springvale Road, has been designed with ‘sustainability front of mind’.

The five-level office building in the Melbourne suburb of Mulgrave boasts a long list of efficiency measures and means of reducing greenhouse gases.

The building has been carefully constructed to ensure it has minimal impact on the environment and positive effects on occupants, says Salta head of sustainability and operations strategy, Nikki Paton.

Features include:

  • 5-star Green Star Design rating
  • as-built v1.2 certified rating
  • 1-star Fitwel certified rating
  • high thermal performance of external façade
  • all-electric to support a carbon neutral future
  • a 96-kilowatt PV mounted on a gantry built over rooftop mechanics
  • 84,000-litre rainwater tank supplying flushing water to toilets and urinals
  • EV (electric vehicle) charging stations
  • bike storage and upgraded finishes in stairwells to encourage occupants to ride to work and avoid using lifts where possible
  • rooftop netball and tennis court to further encourage physical activity, and
  • a green cleaning policy.

“Work culture has changed significantly in Melbourne, due to the extensive lockdowns, and employees are now, more than ever, seeking to work in environments that offer amenities that focus on health and well-being,” says Paton.

Salta is currently undertaking a $10 million public realm upgrade of Nexus Building Park, 631 Springvale Road’s home in Melbourne’s south-east.

Nexus revitalisation works include three architecturally-designed terraces and connecting foyers at 2, 4 and 6 Nexus Court, which give tenants access to outdoor spaces. Installation is also underway on a 1.4-kilometre running track, a seven-station outdoor gym circuit and two outdoor picnic areas.

“We are listening to our tenants to meet their needs by reinvesting into the estate so that their employees continue to enjoy coming to work,” says Sam Tarascio, Salta Properties managing director.

Nexus Springvale building photo

Read more: Urban green spaces, no matter how small, contribute to environment and health – global study.



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