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 a number of 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 at Mawson Lakes, 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 fitout on behalf of Codan and acted as their Project Manager, while Greenway provided Interior Design services for both components. The collaboration developed an integrated and seamless highly successful result.
Construction was completed in an extremely tight period of 5 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, while presenting 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, while a vibrant use of colours, textures and materials creates an invigorating, stimulating and fun environment. At the heart of the complex sits a new landscaped and covered courtyard, providing a comfortable and refreshing all weather space with a variety of seating arrangements for staff to take lunch, hold meetings in more casual settings, and gather for larger presentations and corporate events. This has proven to be a game changer for the way Codan and their team interact internally and externally.