The new workplace environment, designed for the Department of Human Services, provides 7500m2 of flexible workspace.
The brief was to provide a collaborative team based work environment that could easily be reconfigured as the needs of the organization evolve. Greenway Architects worked closely with the client to design a range of work areas that would both enhance teamwork and encourage collaboration. This was achieved through the introduction of both formal and informal meeting spaces, training zones and informal breakout spaces interspersed throughout the open plan fitout. All built zones are consolidated to the central core, to maximize access to daylight and to provide external views for the staff.
As the site was fully occupied, the construction works had to be staged with as little disruption to staff as possible. This was achieved with a high level of consultation with the client and the builder prior and during the construction phase.
The introduction of bright and warm colour tones were utilised in the design as being representative of the new DHS corporate branding. This enhanced the overall workplace environment by creating a sense of identity and providing a means of way-finding throughout the various areas of the fitout.