Codan Headquarters

Client Codan in association with Christopher Parker Architects (Fitout) and Renewal SA (Base Build) Location Mawson Lakes SA Value $12.9M Completion 2015

Working to an exceptionally tight program and in association with another Practice, the Codan project repurposed an existing State-owned asset retaining a world leading advanced manufacturing and communications technology creator within South Australia. After several starts on other sites, Greenway collaborated with the client and Renewal SA undertaking the refurbishment and fit-out of an existing vacant 1990’s building consisting of 8,100m2 of space over five inter-connected buildings.

A collaboration between design practices saw Greenway acting as the Primary Consultant and base building Architect. Christopher Parker Architects undertook the fit out on behalf of Codan and acted as their Project Manager, while Greenway provided Interior Design services for both components. The collaboration developed an integrated, seamless highly successful result. Construction was completed in  five months, with an exceptional level of teamwork, coordination and cooperation.

Creating Codan’s new headquarters and manufacturing facility, the fit out is sympathetic to the existing built form and presents a dynamic that reflects Codan’s image and their core values of openness and integrity, innovation, high performance and courage. Workspaces are open and inviting to facilitate teamwork, interaction and flexibility. Vibrant colours, textures and materials create an invigorating, stimulating and fun environment. A new landscaped and covered courtyard at the heart of the complex provides a comfortable and refreshing all weather space with various seating arrangements for staff to take lunch, hold meetings in more casual settings, and gather for larger presentations and corporate events. This has transformed with way Codan and their team communicate and collaborate within their organisation and with external partners.