WSP’s Brisbane office achieves record wellbeing score


The new Brisbane office of WSP has achieved the highest scoring Fitwel certification in Australia.

WSP has been awarded a 2 Star Fitwel Certification for its new Brisbane office, making it the highest scoring Fitwel Certification in Australia.

This is the second WSP office to have been given this rating, the first being the firm’s Birmingham office in the UK. Fitwel is the world’s leading certification system for buildings and communities that optimises buildings to support health.

Combined with the building’s existing 5 Star Green Star As Built Rating and 5 Star NABERS energy rating, this new certification further illustrates WSP’s ongoing commitment to promoting occupant health and wellbeing.

“Located at 900 Ann Street in Fortitude Valley, our new Brisbane office is focused on increasing activity, mental wellbeing and collaboration,” explained Ben Gibbs, WSP’s Fitwel ambassador. “The biophilic workplace design includes a diverse selection of over 1,000 plants and daylight, and provides active floorplans supporting our people’s needs to interact with others or access quiet spaces suitable for reflection.

“There are numerous desk choices including sit-to-stand desks and exercise bikes with laptop stands, internal stairs connecting the four floors, a large communal space and extensive end of trip facilities all aim to improve activity for our people throughout the day. The building location provides further opportunities to promote physical activity by being positioned close to numerous amenities, services and public transport options,” said Gibbs.

With offices such as Birmingham and Brisbane, WSP say they are making strides toward achieving their goal of providing staff with an environment to deliver their full potential. WSP is committed to supporting the physical, mental and social health of all its employees and visitors through sustainable workplaces.

Read more about our WSP’s sustainable practices in their 2018 Global Sustainability Report.