Project Description

Freshwater Place

2 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne

Project Description

Freshwater Place is an award-winning mixed use development in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank precinct.

Two premium grade commercial towers and a 60 storey residential apartment building are set around an urban retail village while a piazza offers residents and office workers a vibrant environment in which to live and work. The first 55,000m2 office tower, 2 Freshwater Place was completed in 2005 and is home to Price Waterhouse Coopers and Microsoft.

The second stage of the development was Twenty 8 Freshwater Place and is a 25 level, 34,000m2 premium grade building. Freshwater Place has been exclusively managed by Jones Lang La Salle since 2009 and over that time mySmart has been closely involved in delivering significant energy savings.

mySmart – Partners in Optimisation
mySmart was the original provider of C-Bus lighting controls and programming during the construction and the majority of tenancy fit-outs at Twenty 8 Freshwater Place. Based on the quality of our service delivery at this project mySmart were engaged by Jones Lang LaSalle to assist in optimising the lighting controls at 2 Freshwater Place.

2 Freshwater Place was completed in 2005 and unfortunately due to operational issues only achieved a 2.5-star NABERS rating, well below its design capability. JLL Engineering Manager, Kok Lim Ng, targeted the building’s C-Bus lighting system which had been completed by an integrator no longer in business. Lim believed that by reprogramming the system significant energy savings could be made. As part of Stage One an audit of the building’s lighting was undertaken.


Project Details

  • Type of Building: Commercial Offices
  • Investors: Australand Holdings, GPT Wholesale Office Fund
  • Building Managers: Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Architect: Cox Richardson
  • Electrical Consultant: AHW Consulting Engineers
  • Electrical Contractor: Nilsen Contracting
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia