Construction on Atlassian’s new 39-storey headquarters in Sydney’s Tech Central district started last week and is expected to take five years to complete.
The 180-meter-tall hybrid wooden skyscraper next to Central Station will be the world’s tallest commercial hybrid wooden building in the world and is expected to cost $546 million and be completed in 2026.
The wooden core is encased in a glass and steel facade and comprises a mix of outdoor and indoor spaces, with a roof garden and working on 100% renewable energy.
The Atlassian Central tower stands above the station’s former Parcels Shed, a YHA hostel, returning with 480 beds on the lower floors.
The development will provide 20% of the NSW government’s innovation job of 25,000 additional jobs, as well as 20% of the 250,000 square feet of space for technology companies in the Tech Central district. About 4,000 Atlassian employees will use the tower.
Atlassian plans to hire 17,000 new employees worldwide over the next four years
NSW Enterprise, Investment and Trade Minister Alister Henskens said the government was delighted to start construction in partnership with developer Dexus and Atlassian, creating 800 construction jobs.
“We are incredibly proud to see Atlassian’s Australian headquarters come to life at Tech Central and achieve our goal of creating the world’s most sustainable, inclusive and creative innovation district,” he said.
“This iconic building will play a vital role in supporting NSW’s efforts to attract and retain talent and become a beacon for the technology industry.”
Atlassian co-CEO Scott Farquhar said the new office will play a unique role in reinventing traditional office spaces and how work is done.
“Atlassian is built on smart ideas, strong values and great teamwork, and we can’t wait to see this come to life in Atlassian Central,” he said.
Dexus has entered into an agreement with Atlassian to finance, develop and invest Atlassian Central.
Dexus CEO Darren Steinberg said: “This is a unique opportunity for Dexus and Atlassian to create a world-leading workplace that challenges the status quo, setting new benchmarks in sustainability and smart buildings.