With a 56 per cent improvement in staff satisfaction regarding health and productivity the project has been a great achievement for Frasers Property and the project team, promoting sustainability and wellness outside of what has traditionally lent itself to a CBD workplace.

Located in Rhodes, this building was originally designed and built for industrial use before being converted to office use. The fitout covers two storeys, with a large void created to open the connection between the two floors. This also serves as a presentation theatre with a large projector screen and a wide stair designed as both seating and access between floors.

With Frasers Property having an internal sustainability group and promoting green design, the project is targeting a 6 Star Green Star Interiors rating v1.1. It is only the second in Australia to receive this highly coveted WELL Building certification, with a GOLD rating and only one of 16 globally (GOLD certification).

As part of the design, services were exposed posing challenges with achieving Green Star & WELL building requirements for buildings services. One solution, provided by ADP, was the design of downlights with adjustable colour temperature to mimic the changes in daylight during working hours and achieve the melanopic lux levels required as part of the WELL Building rating.

This two storey fitout included a typical open office area, the creation of a mezzanine floor within a double height section of the fitout, meeting and presentation rooms, editing suites and recording studios, a comms room and rooftop garden. Sections of the build were within heritage areas of the building where services were exposed to create an industrial look which visually integrated into the buildings original brick aesthetic.

Meeting rooms were created with flexibility to be used in a multi-room configuration, or opened up into a town hall meeting scenario, including opening up the rooftop garden. Audio systems were installed in zones throughout the space for background music to add atmosphere where desired.

The editing suites and recording studios were created with additional acoustics properties, recording equipment, playback facilities, and digital manipulation suites. These were designed to allow designers to preview footage to clients on large wall displays and work instantaneously to modify and manipulate content. The air conditioning to these rooms was designed not only to handle the large heat output of the equipment, but also to allow the operators to have control of their environment and work in lower than normal temperatures as a preference.