Swire Oilfield Services are part of the Swire Group watch operates in the oil & gas industry worldwide. Swire came direct to SPH to masterplan their new Pilbara region operations centre in Karratha, design and document the buildings and administer the construction contract. The Swire Group of companies also owns Cathay Pacific Airlines which benefits from carbon offset credits earned by related companies. The client brief emphasised the need to incorporate passive sustainable design features into the design. This led to SPH selecting architecturally finished cyclone rated highly insulated wall panels to reduce energy consumption, increase occupancy comfort and ensure the large purpose built wash down facility was capable of filtering and recycling water.