ISPT Casselden Refurbishment
$42M (staged)  July 2013

ISPT, one of Australia’s largest unlisted property fund managers, engaged Alpha as the Project Manager and Superintendent for the 5 Star Green Star refurbishment of Casselden, 2 Lonsdale St (corner Spring St), Melbourne.

Originally built in 1992, Casselden is one of Melbourne’s most heavily used Grade A multi-storey commercial buildings with 61,500sqm of office NLA, over 39 levels, a ground level foyer and three (3) levels of basement parking.  The ground floor foyer project involves the remodelling and refurbishment of the existing 1992 foyer including a new glazed facade, stone flooring, striking ceramic panelled interior walls, new cafe/dining area, multi-media wall and a full lift lobby upgrade.  A green wall will be installed in the cafe/dining area and in a first for Australia, shall be 100% watered using recycled water from the upgraded blackwater treatment plant.  Other key aspects of the project include the full refurbishment of all lift lobbies throughout the building and a new 206 locker dedicated bicycle storage and shower facility. 

With 5 Star Green Star aspirations, including 4.5 Star NABERS Energy and 4.5 Star NABERS Water targets, one of the key criteria for ISPT is to exceed government green lease objectives, and to provide quality office accommodation comparable to newly built CBD and Docklands offices.  Also, in line with the sustainability objectives of the project are the tenancy floors upgrades, and the installation of the blackwater treatment plant connected to the upgraded plant facility in Urban Workshop (50 Lonsdale St).