39 Hunter Street has the distinction of being the first heritage listed building in Australia to achieve a 6 Star Green Star - Office As Built V2 rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. This represents ‘world leadership in environmentally sustainable construction’.
It is a fine example of an early 20th century office building and is the only one in Hunter Street to survive from the pre-World War I period. Designed in 1915 for the Perpetual Trustee Company Limited, the building is listed on the State Heritage Register and on the Register of The National Trust of Australia. The Royal Australian Institute of Architects has also recognised 39 Hunter Street as a 20th century building of significance.
Kador purchased the building in 2006 (when Perpetual vacated after 90 years of continuous occupation) and subsequently undertook a comprehensive refurbishment which was completed in 2010. The project included the full refurbishment of the building to incorporate all the A Grade qualities necessary to make the building relevant long into the 21st century. It also included the restoration of many of the heritage elements that had been removed during “modernisations” in the 1960’s. The Green Star accreditation is a testament to the success of this project. The building is fully leased to a single tenant.
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