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By SafetyCulture Team   |  
December 14th, 2020

SafetyCulture announces new headquarters in Surry Hills tech district to open next year

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Office will accommodate 30% more employees, as company eyes impressive growth 

Australian unicorn SafetyCulture is delivering a boost to Surry Hills’ emerging tech district, with its relocation to a custom-built headquarters in 2021.

The $38m ultra-modern office build and fit out will be designed to drive greater collaboration, innovation and culture for its team. Meanwhile its prominent location ensures it’s ideally positioned to stay connected to Sydney’s local tech community as it continues to experience rapid growth and bring in new talent across the company. 

“COVID-19 has shown everyone the possibilities of flexible working. While SafetyCulture will continue to embrace a hybrid model, allowing us the ability to hire from all locations, the office remains a fundamental part of our future business plan,” said Luke Anear, Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture.

“For high-growth companies like us, it’s important we have somewhere to help embed our culture of innovation and teamwork. It’s the first office designed specifically for us – we’ve created a space which heroes our customers, inspires our employees and drives collaboration.”  

Currently under construction at 72-84 Foveaux Street, the 4,200 square metre office is due to be completed by mid-2021. The building will feature:

  • A full commercial kitchen and on-site chef and barista to provide coffee, breakfast and lunch to employees
  • A rooftop bar with a pizza oven and large outdoor screen 
  • A glass atrium 
  • Meeting rooms with views across the city
  • An auditorium and collaboration spaces for customer and community events
  • End of trip facilities, such as bike racks and showers.

Scott Cam, host of The Block and SafetyCulture ambassador, recently toured the site taking in the atrium, office bar and city views, marking it a 9.5/10.

Path to net-zero emissions 

SafetyCulture is committed to developing a building that will help it achieve net-zero carbon emissions and will install a 15kW solar PV system to offset power consumption from the grid. It will also use high performance glazing and building fabric to minimise heating and cooling loads and reduce energy consumption. 

The office will be designed with a combination of passive and active design to create a truly green office, receiving a 5.5 energy ranking from the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS). 

SafetyCulture to continue its expansion 

SafetyCulture is a global technology company which supports businesses to streamline operations and foster high performing, safer workplaces. Its employee base has grown by 60% in less than two years, with similar projections expected across its engineering, product development and customer support team over the next two to three years. 

Since moving into its Lacey St Surry Hills campus in May 2019, the company has expanded its workforce to more than 450 employees globally and has been named one of the best tech companies to work for in the 2020 Best Places to Work survey. 

SafetyCulture’s iAuditor is now the world’s largest checklist app powering 600 million checks per year. The technology is used by 27,000 organisations in 80 countries – ranging from Coles to NASA.

SafetyCulture’s Sydney headquarters consists of engineering, product development, marketing, customer success and sales teams plus its sister companies EdApp and Mitti. To discover and learn more about available positions, visit safetyculture.com/careers/

View the new office development at https://youtu.be/vBz73Y-HAN4

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