As the next step in their global alliance to accelerate the integration of human health and wellness in the built environment, Delos™, the pioneer of Wellness Real Estate™, and Lendlease, one of the world’s leading integrated infrastructure and real estate groups, announced their collaboration to advance the WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs as a pathway to WELL ready workplaces for building tenants.
The WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs were developed in response to investor and tenant appetite for workplaces focused on the health and well-being of the people in the buildings.
To kick off efforts to identify pioneering projects to champion the internationalization of WELL, the International Towers Sydney (ITS), Barangaroo, will be the first WELL Core & Shell Certified buildings globally representing over 2.7 million square feet (277,200 square meters).
Lendlease has also identified additional buildings and tenancies around the world to undergo certification, covering Australia, Europe and the U.S.
“The engagement of Lendlease to internationalize WELL in key markets has been critical in the formation of the new WELL Core & Shell Certification and pre-Certification programs,” said Paul Scialla, Founder and CEO of Delos. “Lendlease’s pioneering leadership will help shape the evolution of health and wellness in real estate globally, just as it has helped to set the pace in sustainability, and we look forward to advancing this critically important agenda together.”
Lendlease and Delos first announced their alliance in November 2015, making a commitment to bring human health and wellness innovations to Lendlease markets around the world through adoption of the WELL Building Standard™ (WELL).
“Our customers – the people who use the places we create – are increasingly focused on encouraging healthier more active lifestyles and reducing exposure to harmful materials. We’re partnering with Delos to help harness the built environment to support human health and well-being through the implementation of the WELL Building Standard,” said Geoff Dutaillis, Lendlease’s Group Head of Sustainability.
Lendlease’s new corporate headquarters within Tower Three of ITS will target Platinum, the highest WELL Certification level, in addition to its commitment to a 6 Star Green Star Fit Out.