Sydney, NSW (PRWEB) March 19, 2009
Australia's Best Building, Construction and Mining Magazine have confirmed the inclusion of FKP Property Group in their most-recent installment of the award-winning business magazines published by Bean Media Group.
With more than 30 years experience in the Australian property industry, FKP Property Group is one of Australia's leading diversified property and investment groups.
FKP Property Group has operations encompassing a diverse range of property development and investment activities throughout Australia including construction, design and project management; low, medium and high-density residential developments; industrial, commercial and retail projects; master planned residential communities; ownership and management of retirement villages; property investment and funds management.
One of FKP's most recent accomplishments is the new corporate headquarters for Victoria's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) in Geelong. The project, which FKP won by tender in 2006, consists of over 16,000²m of office and retail space, plus basement car parking. The development is within easy walking distance of the Geelong railway station, bus interchange, waterfront, Deakin University, as well as the CBD retail precinct - all of which make it a prime location.
As the first major Victorian government body to move into a regional area, the vision for the project was for the building to be one that provided services previously only available in the Melbourne CBD to those working, living and visiting Geelong. With public access from Brougham Street right through to Corio Street and a ready-made client base working directly above, it's easy to see the appeal for local businesses.
In line with FKP's environmentally conscious operations, the TAC headquarters has achieved a 5 star Green Star (design) rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, with certification awarded in November 2008. The building has additionally been designed to achieve a 4.5 star National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) Energy rating.
The building is designed to utilise ecologically sustainable principles such as 'low flow' water devices, black water treatment, solar shading, solar boosted hot water and under-flood air-conditioning sytems. All of which have set a new benchmark for commercial space in Geelong.
The feature that appeared in Australia's Best Magazine can be found here: http://beanmedia.com.au/profiles/FKP.pdf.
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