The office will accommodate 40% more employees, as the company eyes impressive growth
Global workplace operations company and double Unicorn SafetyCulture has this month opened its doors to an ultra-modern new headquarters located in Sydney’s tech district, Surry Hills.
The $38m nine-floored building has been designed to encourage greater collaboration and innovation among its teams, with customer-themed meeting rooms, an on-site kitchen and chefs, state-of-the-art gym, and event spaces. Its prominent location in the heart of Surry Hills ensures it’s ideally positioned for the company to remain connected to Sydney’s local tech community, as SafetyCulture continues to experience rapid growth and welcome new talent into the company.
“We’ve built a new home that is uniquely SafetyCulture, customer centric and a really motivating place to work. The space is a partnership with the City of Sydney Council, leading workplace designers, living infrastructure specialists and a local artist. We’re proud that the building gives back to the community and inspires our team while also maintaining our sustainability focus to ensure we achieve our net zero targets,” says Luke Anear, Founder and CEO of SafetyCulture.
He continued: “It’s fantastic that today people can work effectively from anywhere, but we still need a place to come together as a team and collaborate. This is why we’ve put so much energy into creating a workplace that people genuinely enjoy spending time at. It’s been a really emotional experience to see our dream come to life and see the positive reactions of team members coming through the door. As a business we continue to grow and are already thinking about our next Sydney office, due to open in 2024, and beyond – watch this space!”
Located at 72 Foveaux Street, the 4,840 square-meter office features:
- Immersive customer-themed meeting rooms built by a set designer to replicate the workplace of customers such as Coles, Cathay Pacific, Toyota, and Krispy Kreme.
- World first Junglefy Breathing Tree with its own active biofiltration system, scientifically proven to accelerate the removal of carbon dioxide and other air pollutants.
- A glass atrium with public art designed by renowned artist Janet Laurence, introducing color and movement via movable colored glass panels.
- A games room with memorabilia (including the first MacBook that SafetyCulture’s flagship app was built on), VR headsets, a foosball table, board games, etc.
- Dog-friendly culture, including hosting Boston Dynamics’ ‘Spot’ the robotic dog, which detects temperature changes or anomalies in the workplace.
- State-of-the-art gym with Peloton bikes and a rotating calendar of wellness activities, including boxing and meditation classes.
- Three bars with a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including a rooftop bar known as the Culture Club.
- A commercial kitchen with on-site chefs to provide free breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
- Two event spaces for customer and community events.
- Rotating calendar of events such as cocktail hour, tapas, DJs, karaoke, and trivia nights.
Environmental sustainability was a priority throughout the building process, helping SafetyCulture drive towards net-zero carbon emissions. Setting a standard for the development of other new buildings in Sydney and beyond, state-of-the-art features include a 15kW solar PV system to offset power consumption from the grid as well as high-performance glazing and building fabric to minimise heating and cooling loads, alongside reducing energy consumption. The commitment to sustainability extends beyond the physical infrastructure of the building to encompass digital solutions as well. For example, in the realm of e-commerce, businesses can turn to magento development to create sustainable and energy-efficient online shopping platforms. By optimizing their digital presence, companies can reduce energy consumption and contribute to a more environmentally friendly online landscape while providing an excellent shopping experience for their customers.
The office was also built 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 continues its global expansion
SafetyCulture is a global technology company that supports businesses to streamline operations and foster high-performing, safer workplaces. Its employee base has grown 2.5 times in the last three years. It plans to continue on the same hiring trajectory for the foreseeable future as it rapidly expands its global product and engineering teams.
Since moving into its prior Surry Hills Lacey St campus in May 2019, the company has expanded its workforce to more than 650 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 Sydney headquarters consists of engineering, product development, marketing, customer success and sales teams plus its sister companies EdApp and SafetyCulture Care (formerly Mitti). To discover and learn more about available positions, visit safetyculture.com/careers/.
Keen to explore? Here’s a sneak peek at the new SafetyCulture HQ.
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