By Andrew Starke
Coca-Cola Amatil (CCA) will officially depart its harbour-side headquarters on Friday (Jun 25) to take up residence in the recently completed Ark building at 40 Mount Street, North Sydney.
CCA will occupy levels eight to 15 of the 21 floor, 6-star green rated building with another major tenant, Vodafone Hutchison Australia, occupying levels two to seven.
The move marks the end of an era with CCA having had its Circular Quay address for 44 years, an occupancy that represents one of the longest in Sydney’s corporate history.
A spokesperson for CCA told TheShout that the move, which started earlier this month (June), had been ‘massive’ but that everything had gone smoothly and staff were excited about the prospect of moving into ‘Coca-Cola Place’ from next week.
“We're moving to a stunning new premises which have been designed for us – open plan floors all joined by a striking ‘Coke Red’ staircase down the centre of the floors,” she said.
"One of the things that is important to CCA is to be as sustainable a business as possible – to use less water; make lighter bottles and encourage people to recycle. Moving into ‘Coca-Cola Place’, the first building in North Sydney to achieve 6-Star Green rating, is an important part of this.”
It is likely that CCA’s old building, the AMP-owned 71 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay, will be redeveloped for residential occupancy.