Essendon Fields

An exercise in establishing an entire suburb of industrial and commercial energy and telecommunications infrastructure from scratch.

About the Project

Essendon Fields is one of Melbourne’s largest and most successful property developments, integrating commercial, industrial, government and aviation real estate with retail. The ambitious 305-hectare joint venture development includes more than 100,000sqm of commercial, retail and office space. Active was engaged to design and coordinate all services and infrastructure from the outset.

The Challenge

An exercise in energy, telecoms and data supply, as well as logistics, infrastructure and facilities management, the scale and diversity of business within this project was unmatched in Australia. Active initially took on the coordination and management for the DFO project, and the developer was immediately able to sell to the site with significant cost savings for themselves and tenants.

The Solution

Today Active remains responsible for handling the infrastructure and facilities management programme for the entire development, one of the largest private networks in the country. Active is able to provide customised product offerings to tenants depending on their needs and manages and controls substations and data networks. On top of this, Active handles billing, administration and tenant queries, as well as operating a 24/7 help desk.