• Capabilities: Environmental Solutions
  • Sectors: Commercial Developers

Cochlear Global Headquarters

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - Cochlear’s rapid global growth meant its new headquarters in Sydney had to reflect a high-tech, innovative reputation.

24,000

square meter development

40

laboratories

Providing advice from concept to construction, we worked with our client to solve many strategically important issues to suit their complex manufacturing requirements.

Australia’s Cochlear leads the world in hearing technology and since 1980 over 100,000 children and adults have received the life changing Cochlear implant technology.

Rapid business growth led to the development of a new, 24,000 square meter, purpose-built global headquarters on the Macquarie University campus that includes 40 laboratories for advanced R&D, as well as capacity for assembly, packaging and global logistics.

Arcadis’ innovative engineering and sustainability expertise saw new approaches to heating and cooling, building flexibility, energy modelling, water and drainage services, and laboratory waste management.

We were involved in providing advice from concept to construction, and worked with our client to solve many strategically important issues to suit their complex manufacturing requirements.

Optioneering was important to the design process and the final selection of the HVAC strategy was to decentralize the plant for greater control and maximize the NLA of the building.

Environmental sustainable development was also key and Arcadis worked with Cochlear’s own ‘Green Team’ to achieve a 5-Star “NABERS” energy rating. 

Outcomes

24,000

square meter development

40

laboratories

5

star green building rating

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