Albemarle unveils its new regional office hub in the heart of Bunbury’s CBD
The newly refurbished building will connect workers to the local community
Albemarle’s rapid growth has led to the establishment of a new office building in the heart of Bunbury’s Central Business District.
Albemarle has secured a four-year lease on a prominent building located at 7 Wellington Street, solidifying the company’s presence in the South West’s biggest city as work on the expansion of the Kemerton Lithium Hydroxide Processing Plant gets underway.
Local contractors, led by Grounded Group, have spent the past two months transforming the space into a modern, comfortable and efficient work environment, ahead of next month’s opening.
The open-plan layout, spanning 3200m² over two levels, includes dedicated spaces for meetings, a large conference room, facilities for caregivers and parents and areas to host training sessions and business and stakeholder events.
The company is also exploring the possible development of a visitor experience space within the building to showcase the company’s South West operations as well as share information on lithium, battery technology and global activities.
Albemarle Australia Country Manager Beverley East said the building was almost ready for occupation with the company’s logo and signage installed last week.
“Everyone is really looking forward to having an office hub in Bunbury, which provides a practical and dynamic space for our rapidly growing workforce as well as having potential to become a site where we can host visitors and run events,” Ms East said.
“The South West is the centre of our Australian lithium manufacturing and we are proud to be further strengthening our connection within the Bunbury community.”
Ms East said Albemarle was a leading employer in the South West and continued to build lasting relationships in the region, positively contributing to community and helping to drive economic growth and prosperity.
Bunbury Mayor Jaysen de San Miguel welcomed Albemarle to the city centre and said the CBD location would provide an economic boost for local businesses.
“The opening of Albemarle’s new office shows a sign of confidence in Bunbury, and we’re excited to see this building and this area of the CBD further activated,” Mayor Miguel said.
“Office workers will mean more money being spent at our local businesses and will add to the vibrancy of our CBD, so it’s a great outcome for Bunbury.”