Equifax to consolidate in North Sydney

Blue & William will contain 14,000 square metres of A-grade space.
The apartment complex formerly at 2 Blue Street, North Sydney. Image: Google Street View.

Equifax will consolidate from two North Sydney offices to another, which is under construction.

The data provider has leased 4350 square metres, or 31 per cent, of 2 Blue Street, at the north east corner of William, diagonally adjacent to North Sydney station.

Lendlease is constructing the 10 storey project – after selling it on a funds-through basis to Singapore’s Keppel REIT Management for $327.7m last December.

Equifax, which is headquartered in Atlanta, will move into the building, to be known as Blue & William. mid-next year.

“Blue & William marks Keppel REIT’s strategic expansion into North Sydney,” Keppel’s chief executive officer, Koh Wee Lih, said.

“This major commercial district’s connectivity will be enhanced when the new Victoria Cross Metro Station linking North Sydney to Sydney CBD is completed in 2024,” according to the executive.

Equifax group Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, Melanie Cochrane, added the new office will provide for greater collaboration, creativity and innovation.

“In addition, the move helps us reduce our footprint by bringing our teams together into one 5-star Green Star and 5.5-star NABERs space, which supports our sustainable community,” she said (story continues below).

The Blue & William site, near North Sydney station.

Blue & William

Equifax will occupy levels five to seven inclusive.

About 9650 sqm is still for lease.

“We’ve experienced strong interest in Blue & William as companies look to reconceptualise their work-based lifestyle, moving towards new, modern and sustainable buildings,” Lendlease head of Commercial Development, Lisa Gordon, said.

“With features like private outdoor terraces with harbour views and a landscaped wellness garden, our latest commercial development – together with Victoria Cross Tower – represents the next generation workplace as part of the future vision for North Sydney,” she added.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.