171 Collins Street (Fit-Out)

171 Collins Street is a Premium Grade, 6 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy rated office building in Melbourne, and is home to anchor tenant BHP Billiton’s Global Office Headquarters.

A.G. Coombs undertook a fit-out of BHP Billiton’s eight floors, installing and commissioning supplementary air conditioning and mechanical services to areas that included a ground floor business centre and lower ground floor communications room, as well as other meeting rooms, break-out areas and a kitchen and dining area – all of which required their own air conditioning systems and associated controls.

The installed control systems were integrated with BHP Billiton’s in-house Facility Information Management System (FIMS) – a single platform for the client to manage both of the assets and the services on a real time basis. Without implementing a Building Management Controls system (BMCS), the client still has the extensive ability to monitor and control and manage the performance of the assets in operation.

Read more about 171 Collins Street in the Ecolibrium Magazine article, “Collins Class“.

Project Overview

Project Name: 171 Collins Street

Location: VIC

Client: Brookfield Multiplex

Project Value: $5.1m

Year Completed: 2013

Project Type

Construction – fit-out (installation & commissioning; supplementary HVAC & mechanical services; building systems integration)


  • Successful integration of the installed systems with the new FIMS, ensuring continuous operational efficiency of all its systems.
  • All fit-out works respected the building’s 6 Star Green Star and 5 Star NABERS Energy ratings.


  • Best Office Interior Australia and Best Office Interior Asia Pacific in the International Property Awards 2014.

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