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GRAY PUKSAND HAS EARNED A REPUTATION AS BEING LEADERS. OUR MODERN, VISIONARY DESIGNS EMERGE FROM CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTIONS.
We want Gray Puksand clients to be excited by our work. As an Australian multi-studio architecture, interior design and graphic design practice, our experience in design enables us to forge cutting edge, sophisticated work. The national team consists of accomplished and imaginative professionals who produce exemplary designs for clients worldwide. Every client has different values. Collaboration is integral to our distinctive approach; our goal is to understand our client's underlying values. Listening, contributing ideas and sharing research knowledge are key aspects of our position as trusted advisors.
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ARCHITECTURE WITH A BELIEF THAT FUTURE ARCHITECTURE MUST GO BEYOND ‘FUNCTIONAL ART’, WE ARE PROFOUNDLY INFLUENCED BY ECOLOGICALLY SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, FACILITY FLEXIBILITY AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS.
We embrace change with a commitment to research and innovation in design, construction methodology and materials. We believe great architecture is not created quickly; it is a result of careful planning and forward thinking. Our design process is rigorous and collaborative, involving a lateral exploration and testing of ideas against all outcomes to ensure that your project is viable and unique. In order to achieve modern designs with integrity, we focus on consistency throughout development, from the macro concepts through to the micro detailing. Effective design requires the synthesis of the complex into the beauty of simplicity; the result must be authentic and fulfill your requirements.
At the heart of our approach are some key guiding principles: Buildings must be ecologically sustainable without additional cost or sacrifice to comfort. Architectural spaces, whether internal enclosures or external landscaped zones between buildings, must have inherent flexibility, providing inbuilt margin without wasted area. The occupants of our buildings are not ’shoehorned’, rather the internal design and functional requirements dramatically influence the external envelope. Above all, a thorough understanding of site ethos, ecology, microclimate and social environment is critical to our process to ensure the successful integration of built forms into the natural, urban landscape.
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PETERS ICECREAM PETERS ICE CREAM HEAD OFFICE HAS A LIGHTNESS OF TOUCH.
Completed in March 2016, the 2250sqm Head Office accommodates 180 staff and creates a direct link with the existing Peters Ice Cream factory at the rear of the site on Wellington Road, Mulgrave. A large Peters sign formed into a precast concrete retaining wall directs staff and visitors to the entry via a stair from the external carpark but the roofline is the key feature of the design. The single storey office building explores a slightly different typology compared to a typical urban office building. Its position on a natural fall in the land encouraged an innovative design response which resulted in several key features that enhance the building’s lightness of touch in the landscape. The challenge was to ensure that the head office had a presence on site when viewed in context with the existing factory buildings and surrounding environment.
The roofline is used to maximise a sense of arrival for staff and visitors with a dramatic upward tilt at that creates a clear architectural link between the external approach and main entry. A timber look Trespa canopy extends into the reception area to accentuate the connection between the exterior architecture and interior while textured glass panels are a subtle homage to the honeycomb pattern façade of the original Peters Ice Cream Head Office. A double-glazed curtain wall and a series of angled external columns on the north side, create the illusion of a two-storey structure that lightly touches the ground. On the south side, the slender columns or sticks, which were inspired by a line of existing gum trees, are replaced with angular precast concrete panels to maintain thermal comfort using passive design principles and to frame views to the surrounding landscape.
Perforated anodised metal screens suspended between the sticks provide additional sun-shading and are coloured to match the colours found in the gum trees. The butterfly roof features wide Alucobond eaves that form a bullnose edge. The roof’s three degree rake conceals a centrally located mechanical plant that sits below the perimeter line and above the core that houses the amenities. Internally, the raked ceiling ranges in height from 2700mm to 4200mm resulting in a series of clerestory windows; a feature which is rarely seen in a typical office typology. Peters Ice Cream Head Office was designed to achieve a minimum 4.5 star NABERS Energy Rating.
“BY USING THE EXISTING TYPOLOGY WE LIFTED UP THE BUILDING TO CREATE A DRAMATIC ENTRY WITH THE TILTED BUTTERFLY ROOF AND AN UNDERCROFT CARPARK BELOW THE OFFICES.” KELLY WELLINGTON PROJECT ARCHITECT, GRAY PUKSAND
VICROADS A KEY COMPONENT TO THE RE-GENERATION OF A WORKING CLASS SUBURB.
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This office building was designed for Crestwood Developments to engage and excite the residents of Sunshine, whilst providing quality workspace to VicRoads. A seven level building located at Withers Street, adjacent to the Sunshine Railway Station and the first in a low rise retail strip will provide the catalyst for the redevelopment of the entire precinct to a priority zone within the Melbourne metropolitan area.
Located on a critical axis and an island site the building was designed as an element to be viewed from all aspects. The faรงade is sculptural, inspired by a circuit board wrapping all sides in white precast concrete. The wrapping faรงade flares out to the west and east to provide a sense of openness and activity on these important frontages for pedestrian activation. The buildings colours were inspired by a large eucalyptus tree that is of significance to the local community. Due for completion in late 2017.
5 KYABRA STREET THIS VIBRANT NEW INNER-CITY STRUCTURE OFFERS GROUND LEVEL RETAIL, 3 LEVELS OF STRATA OFFICE SUITES AND RESIDENTIAL APARTMENTS ON THE UPPER TWO FLOORS.
A dense urban setting, the partial reuse of an existing building and a dynamic brief resulted in a contemporary mixed use building with a strong presence, articulated facades and various spaces. This vibrant new inner city destination offers ground level retail, three levels of strata office suites and also residential apartments on the upper two floors. Designed to cater for multi-generational living, the luxury apartments provide a secure and manageable environment within the local community with features that are specific to a variety of needs and lifestyles.
Covered balconies offer maintenance free outdoor living areas with beautiful views over the city. Accessible by central stairs and lift, residents have access to corporate car stackers which aided in boosting the overall car parking numbers. Featuring a two level podium and tower component, with standing seam metal cladding and aluminum composite panel eyebrows over the windows facing the street, the buildingâ€™s distinctive design harmonises with surrounding well-known buildings and retail centres.
At ground level, the new restaurant Giannis Kitchen by renowned restaurateur Gianni Greghini of Gusto da Gianni & Belvedere Bar & Grill and the accompanying landscaping guarantees 5 Kyabra Street is a welcomed local destination within the rejuvenated Newstead. Joint Venture Clients, White Property Group and Pellegrino Group are delighted with the new 5 Kyabra Street and as to date, the office suites are 100% sold and the luxury apartments have achieved a 100% occupancy rate.
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FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK
MASTERPLANNING OUR ULTIMATE AIM TO CREATE PLACES WHERE PEOPLE WANT TO BE.
Whether it is a new or existing site, we view master planning as an opportunity to maximise the function, value and aesthetics of client facilities.
Our master plans represent long-term solutions grounded in theory and developed as a tailored response to the site.
We identify client aspirations through facilitating collaborative workshops, whilst also addressing the wider context of the project, including project scale and the physical, commercial, and socio demographic settings.
Our consultative process ensures that the final result has been tested against your original philosophical, functional and aesthetic aspirations. The result of this process is particularly evident in our commercial projects where we have delivered the clients innovative, flexible solutions with a sense of community.
The secret to success in effective master planning is based not on the buildings alone, but also by the spaces between them. We focus on using well proportioned â€˜un-built areasâ€™ to create a sense of an external, purposeful environment. By activating these areas to create social spaces, we can help develop a sense of community.
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FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK THE FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK IS A $109M REDEVELOPMENT MASTER PLAN PROPOSAL FOR AN OFFICE ESTATE LOCATED TO THE EAST OF THE MELBOURNE CBD.
GOODMAN OFFICE BUILDINGS, RETAIL, CHILD CARE CENTRE, MULTI-STOREY CARPARK
Two office buildings and multi-storey carparks each connected by a series of outdoor spaces. These are designed to integrate into the Business Park’s layout and be developed in stages based on the turnover of individual tenant leases. As a point of difference to similar developments in the area, the design of the office buildings is set on a retail base to provide amenities to those in the office park. The design of the entry façade incorporates these principles while setting a new quality standard for the remainder of the estate.
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OLYMPUS FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK LIKE MIGHTY ZEUS, GRAY PUKSAND HAS THROWN THEIR THUNDER BOLT INTO THE SUBURB OF NOTTING HILL, VICTORIA.
GOODMAN SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Where lightning strikes, now stands the Olympus Office Building, dedicated to Olympus’ Australian-operations. Situated in Goodman Group’s Ferntree Business Park, Olympus’ new four level, 4000 square-metre home sits perpendicular to the estate’s perimeter road network. The façade provides a refreshing approach to environmentally sensitive design. Rather than the typical adornment of louvers and sunshades, the façade balances solid and glazed portions to achieve sun protection requirements. The distribution of these windows, in a contemporary pattern of diagonal panels with glazing frequency, is based on solar orientation.The back of the building is defined by a yellow clad stair tower that opens onto the estate’s central park.
SCHNEIDER FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK SCHNEIDER’S NEW OFFICE BUILDING IS THE FLAGSHIP FOR GOODMAN’S REINVIGORATION OF FERNTREE BUSINESS PARK.
GOODMAN SITE MASTER PLAN, OFFICE BUILDINGS AND CAFE SCHEMATIC DESIGN
Schneider’s new office building is the flagship for Goodman’s reinvigoration of Ferntree Business Park. The office building is situated within a new master plan that incorporates a series of buildings around a central park-like setting. As the first new building at the park, it sets the precedent for all future developments. The design starts with a simple building skin that is manipulated to create more interest. On the eastern facade this skin peels back, forming a canopy that reveals the office’s main entry. Rather than burying the required fire stair within the building, it is expressed along the western facade as a ‘trench’ running on a diagonal. This trench provides opportunities for external breakout space from the tenancy and sun shading to the western windows. The floor plate utilises a side core configuration which provides Schneider with a wide and flexible expanse for their fitout.
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NEXUS CORPORATE PARK 2, 4 AND 6 NEXUS COURT PROVIDING A RESTRAINED YET CONFIDENT PRESENCE ON THE EVER BUSY SPRINGVALE ROAD WAS THE BRIEF PROVIDED TO GRAY PUKSAND.
Nexus Corporate Park is positioned at the prominent corner between Springvale and Dunlop Roads in Mulgrave, and has been designed to represent a glass crystal projecting from its protective metal cladding.
The buildings were conceived as a crystal form projecting out of its protective metal cladding. They sit proud to the street without complication that provides a sophistication often lacking in suburban locations.
No. 2 and No. 4 Nexus Court both provide a restrained and elegant form that works with simple geometric shapes. They are designed to emphasise a sophisticated corporate image, with a double height entry space that extends into the lift core creating quality visual and physical links and visibly activity to the upper levels.
A double height entry lobby chiselled out of the skin and glass extends into the lift core that creates physical links and visible activity to the upper levels.
These two buildings that are part of the Nexus Corporate Park set the tone and quality of the future buildings on the site.
The buildings have achieved 4 star Green Star and 4.5 NABERS ratings. 2 Nexus Court is delivered using a single fire escape stair, saving Salta Properties area and cost. Clever detailing of cost effective materials has delivered a quality building at a budget level that belies the buildings presentation.
No. 6 Nexus Court is the third building in Nexus Corporate Park and responds to site constraints of a narrowing envelope for the building. Metallic cladding with windows and floors chiselled out to form double height spaces for entry and curtain walling at the ends. The architectural language provides a restrained elegance that will ensure this building stands proudly and elegantly along Springvale Road for many decades to come.
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2+4 NEXUS COURT NEXUS CORPORATE PARK NEXUS CORPORATE PARK IS POSITIONED AT THE PROMINENT CORNER BETWEEN SPRINGVALE AND DUNLOP ROADS IN MULGRAVE.
TWO NEW 4 LEVEL OFFICE BUILDINGS WITH 2 LEVELS OF CARPARKS GBCA 4 STAR GREEN STAR â€“ OFFICE DESIGN V3
The building has been designed to represent a glass crystal projecting from its protective metal cladding. No. 2 and No. 4 Nexus Court both provide a restrained and elegant form that works with simple geometric shapes. They are designed to emphasise a sophisticated corporate image, with a double height entry space that extends into the lift core creating quality visual and physical links and visibly activity to the upper levels. These two buildings that are part of the Nexus Corporate Park set the tone and quality of the future buildings on the site. The buildings were conceived as a crystal form projecting out of its protective metal cladding. They sit proud to the street without complication that provides a sophistication often lacking in suburban locations.
6 NEXUS COURT NEXUS CORPORATE PARK NO. 6 NEXUS COURT IS THE THIRD BUILDING IN NEXUS CORPORATE PARK AND RESPONDS TO SITE CONSTRAINTS.
NEW 4 LEVEL OFFICE BUILDING WITH 3 LEVELS OF CARPARKS
A narrowing site at the end of a court bowl required an offset shape to achieve the required 2000 square metre floorplates. The building was conceived as a series of simple shapes below a unifying element that wrapped the roof plane and down the southern facade. Metallic cladding with windows and floors chiselled out to form double height spaces for entry and curtain walling at the ends. As with the other buildings on the site, the building sits proud to the street, confident in its presence and its ability to provide quality office accommodation to its occupants. The architectural language provides a restrained elegance that will ensure this building stands proudly and elegantly along Springvale Road for many decades to come. The building has achieved 5 Star Green Star rating 4.5 NABERS rating and sets the benchmark for commercial development in the area.
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WORKSPACE WE BELIEVE IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY IMPORTANT TO CREATE A HEALTHY, COMFORTABLE AND VISUALLY STIMULATING ENVIRONMENT WHERE YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE HAPPY TO WORK.
The key to our success in workspace design is that we listen to the end user. We offer a unique and innovative approach to understand your business and tease out your aspirations. Our aim is to deliver the most appropriate design specific to your needs, as opposed to maintaining the status quo or focusing only on the latest trends. We achieve this by collaborating with, listening to, and challenging you through extensive briefing workshops. Then, with this acquired knowledge, we focus on delivering an enduring design solution that meets your current requirements and anticipates your future needs. We extensively research and appreciate a range of influences, from international trends to other designers, gaining knowledge in the fundamental shifts in attitudes to work and the working environment. Above all however, we are highly aware that the final measure of success is how your workspace is ultimately used. By truly understanding the way you work, we will design a workspace that reinforces your needs, responds to your work activities, and supports your companyâ€™s desired workspace culture. Both the process used to come up with the design and the finished product will send strong messages about what you really value as an organisation.Â
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AUSTRALIA POST FIT-OUT FOR AUSTRALIA POST IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE’S CBD THAT CONSOLIDATES SEVERAL OF AUSTRALIA POST’S MULTIFACETED BUSINESS STREAMS INTO ONE LOCATION.
STRATEGY, BRIEFING, DESIGN, DOCUMENTATION, CONSTRUCTION
The new workspace supports almost 1,000 employees relocated from offices at 111 Bourke St, 80 Collins St, West Melbourne and Mount Waverley. Completed in June 2015, AP180 reflects a significant evolution of Australia Post’s workplace environment with a focus on employee wellbeing, staff engagement, collaboration and innovation in response to change as technology enables new flexible modes of working. Australia Post’s AP180 Project Director, Sandra Maltman said the main drivers were to create a workspace that embedded a culture and behaviours for employees that enabled them to deliver exceptional customer service to everyone, everywhere and every day. Heidi Smith, interior designer and Partner at Gray Puksand was impressed by the proactive engagement from all levels of Australia Post staff and stakeholders throughout the intensive series of briefing workshops. Their eagerness to make positive changes resulted in Gray Puksand’s agile-ready workspace design and an interior concept based on the idea of an Australia Post Tapestry which embodies the strength and values of the organisation.
“Each thread has its own integrity, its own importance and its own value. From that we created this idea that Australia Post’s working group were a tapestry and were woven together and through that they became even stronger and more amazing than they already were,” she said. Six themes, one for each level, are reflected in a unique selection of products and materials with a focus on Australian furniture and lighting design. Meandering paths and workstation layouts, which incorporate a variety of settings including standing height meeting spaces, sit-to-stand desks, collaboration zones, causal retreat spaces and informal gathering spaces, exemplify Gray Puksand’s response to the emerging ideals of health based working environments.
Level 21 is dedicated to Community and represents the many faces of Australia Post. Natural materials such as solid timbers and veneer, woollen upholstery and planting enhance the ‘community garden’ ambience of this level. Level 22 embraces colour and is all about the theme of Spectrum, broad spectrums of people, employees, services and customers. Convergence, on level 23, harnesses ideas of innovation and intelligence, and features warm timber and copper tones with a refined corporate, yet casual sophistication. Swarm, on level 24, refers to the swift action of groups coming together to resolve problems and creating a new ways to resolve problems and identify customer needs for Australia Post.
In direct response to the staff engagement process, the fit-out also includes a creative space, a retreat area and winter garden rooms which embrace the wellness aspect of AP180 while custom graphics are a continuous reminder of the tapestry theme.
Level 25 features knotted and woven pendant lights, textures and pattern to reinforce the theme of Weave, highlighting the strength and integrity which results from collaborative engagement across each business area of Australia Post.
AP180 aims to achieve a Sustainable 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia and WELL Building Standard rating by International WELL Building Institute.
Silver and crystal tones and accents are a prominent feature of level 26. Here, the theme of Brilliance acknowledges the many facets of Australia Post which together, sharpen the business acumen through collaboration.
CITY WEST WATER CITY WEST WATER IS A TRULY SUSTAINABLE WATER BUSINESS, PROVIDING INNOVATIVE SERVICES TO THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY.
They represent value for money through delivering a reliable service to their customers, affordable and safe water for today and tomorrow. Connection with their community is tangible; they actively engage, educate and participate in community events. It was this message of integrity, innovation and respect City West Water wanted to celebrate in their new workspace. City West Water are relocating the head office to Footscray, to the new activity centre development. This is a significant culture shift, as they are moving from their current site in Sunshine, a self-owned, single occupancy, remote facility, to shared tenanted building, as a lessee. The new location however offers a more connected location to public transport, shopping, community centres, education facilities and other services. It moves City West Water directly into their community.
The workspace design reflects the City West Water community. The provision of large interconnected breakout spaces provides the natural hub of activity for the working environment. Located directly on entry to each floor, and connected vertically via an open stairway, these spaces are more than a place to make coffee or have lunch. Team meetings, all-staff gatherings, and socialisation can occur effortlessly, encouraging interaction amongst staff members. Visually stimulating and sufficiently furnished, this space offers an alternate work environment, as well as a retreat. An open plan equitable layout, offers visual connection and a sense of belonging. The departments naturally connect with each other challenging the silos of the past, and providing for new interactions. The generous workstations are located with generous space around them, to ensure a sense of openness. Adequate storage is provided within the work environment, as well as in centrally located storerooms.
Ample bump spaces, offer opportunity for knowledge sharing. The diverse open meetings spaces allow staff to quickly come together for team meetings and collaboration and the interspersed focus spaces allow for quiet attention and concentration. The look and feel is based on the commodity of water, and itâ€™s three natural states, liquid, ice and vapour. Three distinct palettes of materials and colours have been developed embracing natural materials, a calm monochromatic base and a splash of colour. The resulting design is one that embraces its community, and creates a new one, reflective of the companyâ€™s vision and cultural aspirations.
RACQ EIGHT MILE PLAINS RACQ OPERATIONS CENTRE CAMPUS AT EIGHT MILE PLAINS NOW CONSISTING OF EIGHT OFFICE BUILDINGS, A VEHICLE INSPECTION CENTRE AND FLEET MAINTENANCE FACILITIES.
We continue to be involved at this site since the first building in 1976. Their office buildings accommodate the administration and member services as well as RACQ Insurance.
RACQ EIGHT MILE PLAINS BUILDING 1, GROUND FLOOR GRAY PUKSAND WAS ENGAGED BY RACQ TO DELIVER A SPACE THAT INCORPORATED APPROXIMATELY 100% OF THE DESIGN GUIDELINES.
Gray Puksand was engaged by RACQ to deliver a space that incorporated approximately 100% of the Design Guidelines that had been formulated for the RACQ refurbishment rollout. Collaborative client team and design workshops were conducted to ensure the key business drivers were met and to ensure a seamless change management strategy was implemented into the new workspace. The design incorporated several new features from the Design Guidelines including collaborative meeting booths, sit-to-stand electric and manual workstations, feature carpet tiles and timber feature battens and the new Executive Suite Office Desk.
RACQ LEVEL 12, 60 EDWARD STREET GRAY PUKSAND WERE ENGAGED BY RACQ TO DESIGN, DOCUMENT AND OVERSEE THE CONSTRUCTION PHASES OF THE MEDIA RELATIONS DEPARTMENT PROJECT.
RACQ embarked on a new workplace strategy 4 years ago with Gray Puksand to provide a better collaborative and agile working environment to support the group's values. Level 12 at 60 Edward St was the second project in the building that the team has delivered based on the new workplace strategy. The project was unique in understanding how the staff carried our their roles using media equipment with 'live' broadcast from the workplace out to the newsrooms or recording content within a soundproof recording studio. The overall aesthetic of the workplace followed the guidelines designed by Gray Puksand with RACQ. The team provided a 'town hall' or collaborative space for staff to gather, work or hold announcements. The project brief required connectivity to the floor above that supported the business use, to achieve this the team provided a central staircase to visually and literally connect the floors.
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ZIMMER THE DESIGN INSPIRATION FOR ZIMMER’S AUSTRALIAN HEAD OFFICE WAS INFLUENCED BY THE PRODUCTS THE MUSCULOSKELETAL HEALTH CARE PROVIDER MANUFACTURES.
Early appointment at project commencement enabled the design team to carefully integrate existing building materials and surfaces into the interior design scope. This holistic design approach which was conceived from the ground up. Relocating from an existing workspace the client occupied for over a decade provided an opportunity for dramatic change and growth. The physical environment reflected the cultural developments Zimmer had initiated over the years. The ultimate goal for the project was to create a workspace that encouraged and enabled cross pollination and increased interaction within interdepartmental teams. The commercial building comprised of two work floors and one warehouse level which plays home to the onsite joint replacement assembling, packing and logistics. The new space encourages these physically separated teams to move, communicate and congregate together.
During the design process, a cross section of the management team were involved in the decision making process through participating in workshops. The message extracted from these workshops; Zimmer’s office must reflect the nature of their work, reinforcing their position as leaders in their market. The design narrative developed with Zimmer was displayed through the use of curved junctions and undulating forms, clean and crisp materials and a variety of light sources. The physical environment was designed by drawing inspiration from the products Zimmer manufacture and provide; sculptural and almost futuristic forms are displayed as artwork throughout the front of house spaces. Due to the traditional business module of the international company, the requirements for the new workspace still included a large number of executive offices in addition to open plan workstations and meeting zones.
Strategic space planning techniques ensured particular attention was paid to the light flow and instinctive wayfinding throughout the tenancy, guaranteeing staff were granted access to the visual aspects and functional facilities the new premises provided. Dotted through the workstation and office zones, various meeting and collaborative spaces occur, specifically designed to cater for each department’s requirements. Central breakout areas are located on each of the work floors and warehouse level, providing environments that reflect a ‘home away from home’ atmosphere and enhanced connection to the dense forestry, visible through the perimeter glazing. A central staircase links the two workspace floors, reinforcing the communication throughout the company through a physical connection point.
YARRA VALLEY WATER SILVAN (STAGE 1) THE YARRA VALLEY WATER WORKSPACE AND STAFF CANTEEN WAS ANCHORED ON FOUR KEY PRINCIPLES.
Yarra Valley Water engaged Gray Puksand to provide a comprehensive overhaul of its workspace. Staff occupied four separate buildings on the site. Our role was to design a space to enable Yarra Valley Water to develop into a service culture business from an engineering culture business. Extensive work shopping with staff and executive team derived aspirations: Provide a collaborative working and learning environment Engender a sense of pride and ownership Connection with nature An environment that evolves with the workforce. To meet these, four zones were established, and linked through planning by sight lines and circulation that established the following spaces.
THINK We work in the knowledge economy and the success of organisations depends upon the ability of staff to think. The design provides spaces for genuine thinking time. CHILL The human condition is not sustainable when stress is constant. The workspace should provide places where it is possible to ‘Take 5’ relax and think of nothing. FOCUS Much of the day we spend at our desk and focus on the task at hand. MEET Sharing knowledge and collaborative problem solving contributes greatly to the success of an organisation with 2, 4, 6 or more people.. The workspace should provide a diversity of spaces to meet. The design helped Yarra Valley Water commence a step change in their culture to ‘Progressive Thinkers’ where ‘we create together... we care together’.
Contemporary design should always be personal and never generic. The design was to respond to Yarra Valley Water and nothing else. It is to celebrate what the client does. To achieve this we undertook the following design initiatives using the building shell as blank canvas Being inspired by what the client does in its operations. They harvest, filter and supply water. We studied as to how they achieve this. They harness nature. This includes using reeds, pebbles, and grasses. Our design represents the same. The detailing throughout the space is inspired by these items. Reeds (represented by plywood slats) to enclose meeting spaces, pebbles through the floor finishes, and grasses in the breakout spaces and planting where possible. This theme continues through to the graphic design, which was inspired by the colour evident of the light spectrum refracting through water, as were the furniture selections to represent this colour spectrum.
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END OF TRIP END OF TRIP FACILITIES ARE DESIGNATED PLACES THAT SUPPORT CYCLISTS, JOGGERS AND WALKERS IN USING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO TRAVEL TO WORK RATHER THAN DRIVING OR TAKING PUBLIC TRANSPORT.
Tenants are increasingly demanding landlords more regularly extend and update bathrooms and change facilities for a growing army of employees cycling to work. Landlords are responding to tenant demand to upgrade their buildings’ amenities, providing exclusive access to high-quality showers, ventilated lockers, air compressors in bicycle storage areas and offering towel services for a small charge per month. Property Managers are realising that more and more users are using the bike as their preferred mode of transport. Bike parking and end of trip facilities are one of the key drivers of demand in Australia’s property markets and are key to attracting their occupants. The facilities are not just used by those who ride to work. Walkers, runner and lunchtime sporting teams all have access to the showers, lockers and other amenities. Gray Puksand’s unique response to demand will ensure that your new facilities go beyond simply meeting your physical requirements. We leverage design to make a positive impact on your asset, your business and your people.
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RIVERSIDE CENTRE THE RIVERSIDE CENTRE END OF TRIP FACILITY HAS PROVIDED A WORLD CLASS AMENITY FOR THE TENANTS OF THIS PRESTIGIOUS BRISBANE BUILDING.
The total footprint for the facility is 344m², with 204m² dedicated to bike parking and 119m² to the provision of luxury amenities. The bike parking area offers a choice of parking with 160 parks in total, complemented by a fully functional bike repair station and vending machine. This zone also includes ventilated drying cupboards for shoes and bike wear.
The dedicated male and female amenities include secure lockers with integrated seat and shoe storage, showers, toilets and make up / hair drying benches and a complimentary towel service for users. The finishes were developed to work within the base building palette and are made up of a strong monochromatic base with metallic highlights. The amenities feature finishes usually reserved for high end residential developments and include stone, timber veneer and porcelain tiles.
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REFRESH @ MELBOURNE CENTRAL THIS SPACE BALANCES THE URBAN FEEL OF THE PRECINCT WHILST PROVIDING THE ABSOLUTELY LUXURY REQUIRED FOR ONE OF MELBOURNE’S PREMIUM TOWERS.
FEASIBILITY, DESIGN, DOCUMENTATION
Focused on delivering exceptional facilities and experiences at Melbourne Central Tower for the 51 levels of premium office space occupants, GPT Group almost doubled the buildings end of trip facilities. The new end of trip facilities have 580 lockers, 484 bike racks, 29 showers and 8 toilets. Refresh @ Melbourne Central Towers’ design draws on the unique elements that reflect Melbourne and position this premium office building the most ‘urban’ in the CBD.
Bike storage with repair stations and a bike vending machine feature environmental graphics with movement and exercise motives. Providing a clear sense of arrival, the change rooms evoke an emotion similar to the arrival at a boutique day spa. The refined space designed with luxury in mind features all the mod-cons including hair dryers, straighteners, chilled water, Foxtel, periodicals on communal table and a complimentary fresh towel service.
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FRESHWATER PLACE FRESHWATER PLACE IS PREMIUM OFFICE BUILDING IN A UNIQUE LOCATION ON THE BANKS OF THE YARRA RIVER OPPOSITE THE MELBOURNE CBD.
END OF TRIP FACILITY EXPANSION AND REFURBISHMENT 189 BIKE SPACES / 4 TOILETS / 20 SHOWERS
Recognising their tenantâ€™s changing needs, JLL on behalf of co-owners Australand and GPT Group wanted to refresh, update and expand their existing End of Trip facilities. Whilst on the first floor, the End of Trip facilities are located within the car park environment and this produced several challenges to the design team in particular the low ceilings.
Freshwater Place now provides tenants with sophisticated End of Trip facilities. This project is all about creating luxury with indirect and mood lighting, a simple palette of quality materials and fixtures. Banks of linear and curved lockers with polished Tasmania Oak benches are juxtaposed against herringbone patterned tiles and mirrored fittings and fixtures.
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MLC CENTRE EXECUTIVE QUARTERS THE ICONIC MLC CENTRE OFFERS TENANTS A LUXURY END OF TRIP FACILITY TO UNWIND, REFRESH AND PREPARE.
CONCEPT DESIGN, DETAILED DESIGN, DOCUMENTATION AND CONSTRUCTION PHASE SERVICES
Contemporary and luxurious, this premiumgrade office building now offers one of the largest end of trip facilities in Sydney. Designed to suit the various needs of CBD workers, the Executive Quarters are akin to high-end health clubs and luxury hotels.
This facility provides a number of benefits including 318 lockers, 27 showers, 193 bike racks, bike repair facility and complimentary towel service. A new lift was installed to provide direct access to Martin Place to help encourage workers find time to fit physical activity into their busy schedules.
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COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE $5.0M ADCO Constructions 23 Graham Street, Milton $90.0M AMP Capital Investors Bourke Place Tower 2 Feasibility $140.0M AMP Capital Investors Merritts Place Residential Tower Feasibility (46 Floors) $9.0M AMP Capital Investors Bourke Place, Office and Retail Redevelopment, Melbourne $9.0M AMP Henderson Feasibility Planning, Monash Gateway Business Park $2.5M BAL and Brookfield Multiplex FM New Hanger Facilities, Bankstown Airport $80.0M Bendigo Bank (with BVN) 20,000m² New Headquarters and Mixed Use Development, Bendigo $25.0M Brisbane Club 20 Levels, 241 Adelaide Street, Brisbane $25.0M Brookfield Multiplex / ING Real Estate Building Renewal 388 George Street (NRMA Building), Sydney $6.0M Charter Hall New Office Building, Peters Ice Cream, 254-294 Wellington Road, Mulgrave $20.0M Crestwood Develpment Vic Roads Office Building, Sunshine $45.0M DEXUS Two Office Buildings, Axxess Corporate Park, Mulgrave
$24.0M Goodman Building B, Schneider Electric 9,870m² Building and Carpark Deck, Ferntree Business Park $18.0M Goodman Building C, Olympus 6,700m² Ferntree Business Park
$150.0M Salta Masterplan, Nexus Corporate Park, Mulgrave
$15.0M Health Department Towers 20 Levels, 147-163 Charlotte Street, Brisbane
$20.0M Salta Showroom / Office Development, NEC Site, Mulgrave
$35.0M HSBC / Fortius Funds Management Office and Retail Redevelopment, Equitable Place, 330 Collins Street, Melbourne
$18.0M Salta No.6 Nexus Court, 8,000m² ADP Limited, Mulgrave
$12.0M Hoyts Cinemas New Cinema Complex, Sylvia Park, Auckland
$14.0M Salta No.4 Nexus Court, 6,500m² Bristol Myers Squibb, Mulgrave
$3.0M ISPT Refurbishment and Re-branding, Greenwood Office Park
$13.0M Salta No. 3 Nexus Court, Multi Deck Carpark and Office Building, Mulgrave
$6.0M Kitchener Commercial Development, 36 York Street, Sydney
$10.0M SGIO 12 Levels, Townsville
$30.0M MAB Business Park Masterplan, Port Melbourne $4.0M Mainfreight Industrial Redevelopment, Melrose Drive, Tullamarine $20.0M MBF House 17 Levels, 116 Adelaide Street, Brisbane
$17.0M Forestry House 20 Levels, 160 Mary Street, Brisbane
$23.0M Owen Dixon Chambers West Building Extension, 525 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
$14.0M Salta No.2 Nexus Court, 6,500m² Carlisle Homes, Mulgrave
$12.0M Hoyts Cinemas New Cinema Complex, Melbourne Central
$40.0M Metcash Goodman Industrial Estate, Bungarribee
$4.4M RACQ New Office Building, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
$150.0M Goodman Masterplan, Ferntree Business Park
$60.0M Essendon Fields Auto Centro Stage 3, Essendon Fields
$4.0M Gleaner Developments Core Complex, Retail and Office Development, Torquay
$5.6M RACQ New Office Building, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
$60.0M RACQ Business Park Masterplan, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
$6.0M Sigma Pharmaceuticals Clayton campus $3.0M The ‘Point’ Commercial Office Building, Hope Island $30.0M Toyota Motor Corporation Sydney City Toyota, New Showroom and Service Facility $14.7M Toyota Motor Corporation Brighton Toyota, Elsternwick $7.0M Toyota Motor Corporation Nunawading Toyota, Nunawading $30.0M Trumen Commercial Development, Alexandria, Sydney
WORKSPACE UNDER 1,000M² 996m² AAPT Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
300m² Far Ltd Level 17, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne
650m² Macrossan Lawyers 140 Creek Street, Brisbane
290m² Amcor MRF Auxiliary Building, Petrie
400m² FIIG Securities 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
400m² Medibank Private Perth
200m² Australian Insurance Holdings Level 2, Toowong Towers, Brisbane
900m² FIIG Securities Waterfront Place, Brisbane
500m² Australian Insurance Holdings Level 1, Kawana Business Village, Kawana Waters
400m² Fortius Funds Management Aurora Place, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney
450m² Metropolitan Fire Brigade Zone Command Office 456 Albert Street, East Melbourne
800m² Australian Insurance Holdings Level 8, Toowong Towers, Brisbane 390m² Aviva Insurance Level 1, 143 Coronation Drive, Brisbane 900m² Blaze Acumen SWT Tower, Southbank, Melbourne 300m² BNP Paribas 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 800m² BNP Paribas 101 Collins Street, Melbourne 400m² Canon 1 Thomas Holt Drive, North Ryde 900m² CareSuper Level 18, 31 Queen Street, Melbourne 400m² Clubs NSW Level 8, 51 Druitt Street, Sydney 400m² Creevey Russell Lawyers Level 24, 300 Queen Street, Brisbane 850m² Dawson Chambers 405 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
400m² Foundations 435 Kent Street, Sydney 750m² Geodynamics 23 Graham Street, Brisbane 630m² Gray Puksand 3/577 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 450m2 Gray Puksand 1/156 Clarence Street, Sydney 338m² Gray Puksand 4/26 Commercial Road, Fortitude Valley 350m² GrowthPoint Level 22, 357 Collins Street, Melbourne 800m²
Horticulture Australia Ltd Level 8, 1 Chifley Square, Sydney
850m² Insurance Council of Australia Level 4 56 Pitt Street, Sydney 673m² Investa Property Group Level 4, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne N/A Microsoft 1 Oxford Street, Sydney
200m² Enterprise Architects Level 46, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
900m2 Konica Minolta Level 5, 441 Street, Kilda Road, Melbourne
400m² Ethos Level 39, 259 George Street, Sydney
400m² Konica Minolta Level 9, 261 Queen Street, Brisbane
600m² Fast Search and Transfer 114 William St, Melbourne
600m² Laing O’Rourke 40 Southbank Blvd, Southbank
Medibank Private 33 Erskine Street, Sydney
N/A Middletons 52 Martin Place, Sydney 450m² Morrows Business Advisors Southbank, Melbourne 850m² Morrows Business Advisors Level 13, Freshwater Place, Southbank, Melbourne 800m² NVIRP Wyndham Street, Shepparton 900m² Pearson 151 Castlereagh Street, Sydney 700m² Peoplecare Victoria Square, Wollongong 900m² QTCU Level 1, 454 Street Paul’s Terr, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane 500m² RMIT Training Level 11, 501 Swanston Street, Melbourne 900m² Tisher Liner & Co 333 Queen Street, Melbourne 592m² Tricom Level 13, 8 Exhibition Street, Melbourne 840m² WPP / MEC Global 65 Berry Street, North Sydney
N/A Fast Search and Transfer 111 Pacific Highway, North Sydney
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WORKSPACE OVER 1,000M² 1,200m² ADCU 45 Clarence Street, Sydney
1,180m² Australian Insurance Holdings Level 6, Toowong Towers, Brisbane
1,400m² Air France / Carson Group Murray Street, Pyrmont
10,000m² Australian Taxation Office Volt Lane, Albury
7,500m2 Alinta Axxess Corporate Park, Mt Waverley
10,000m² Australian Taxation Office 632 High Street, Penrith
3,800m² AMP Level 3, 818 Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne
5,000m² Auto & General Level 2, 6-8, 12 & 13, 9 Sherwood Road, Toowong
4,300m² Amcor Level 2, 109 Burwood Road, Hawthorn
2,000m² Auto & General Level B1, 1 & 2, 10 North Lakes Drive, North Lakes
2,000m² AON Level 1, 130 George Street, Parramatta 1,380m² ASIC Levels 20-22, 240 Queen Street, Brisbane 8,500m² ASIC 120 Collins Street, Melbourne 2,100m² Ausgrid Judd Street, Oatley 12,000m² Australia Bureau of Statistics 250 Spencer Street, Melbourne 11,000m² Australia Post Level 21-26, 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3,200m² Australian Bureau of Statistics Level 3, 200 Collins Street, Hobart 34,500m² Australian Bureau of Statistics ABS House, Belconnen 4,000m² Australian Defence Force / DMO 311 High Street, Penrith 45,000m² Australian Federal Police (with SKM) Edmund Barton Building, Canberra 9,000m² Australian Industrial Relations Commission Needs Analysis, 80 William Street, Sydney
MID-RISE COMMERCIAL AND BUSINESS PARKS PROFILE
2,000m² Auto & General Level 1-2, 36 Innovation Parkway, Kawana Business Park, Birtinya 2,200m² Auto & General 36 Innovation Parkway, Kawana Business Village, Birtinya 1,000m² Babcock & Brown Level 51 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3,100m² Baulderstone Level 8-9, South Wharf, Southbank, Melbourne
1,000m² CareFusion Unit 3, 167 Prospect Highway, Seven Hills 3,000m² Carlton & United Breweries 77 Southbank Boulevard, Melbourne 1,000m² Centennial Coal Sydney 6,000m² City West Water Level 6-8, 1 McNab Avenue, Footscray 2,000m² CoverMore Level 2, 60 Miller Street, North Sydney 2,700m² Dexus 343 George Street, Sydney 1,200m² Fisher Adams Kelly 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane 3,400m² FleetPartners 40 River Boulevard Richmond 1,100m² Federal Government Department New Accommodation, Melbourne 2,500m² IAG 2 Nexus Court, Mulgrave 1,200m² Kalus Kenny Intelex Level 5, 627 Chapel Street, Melbourne
12,500m² Bendigo Bank (with BVN) New Headquarters and Mixed Use Development, Bendigo
1,000m² Kaplan 252 St Paul’s Terrace, Brisbane
8,000m² Bendigo Bank Docklands, Melbourne
2,000m² Knight Frank Level 29 & 30, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
2,100m² Broadcast Australia 799 Pacific Highway, Chatswood 3,200m² CAE 271 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 1,000m² Calliden Level 7, 100 Arthur Street, North Sydney 1,000m² Calliden 11 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
4,700m² Konica Minolta 376 Lane Cove Road, North Ryde 1,200m² Korda Mentha Level 23, 333 Collins Street, Melbourne 1,150m² Lenards 225 Montague Road, West End, Brisbane
2,500m² Linking Melbourne Authority Level 19 & 20, 180 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
1,350m² QTCU Level 3, 454 St Paul’s Terr, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
1,600m² Macpherson+Kelley Lawyers 114 William Street, Melbourne
1,150m² RACQ Building 4, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
1,000m² Macpherson+Kelley Lawyers 20 Bond Street, Sydney
2,600m² RACQ Insurance Building 8, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
13,000m² Medibank Private 700 Collins Street, Docklands, Melbourne
2,300m² RACQ Wynnum Road, Tingalpa, Brisbane
1,800m² Urbis Level 23 Darling Park Tower 2, 201 Sussex Street, Sydney
1,150m² RACQ Building 5, Eight Mile Plains, Brisbane
1,500m² Urbis Level 7, 123 Albert Street, Brisbane
1,400m² RACQ Insurance Miller St, Murarrie, Brisbane
1,930m² Urbis Level 12 & 13, 120 Collins Street, Melbourne
7,500m² Metro Trains Level 15-17, 700 Collins Street, Melbourne 6,200m² Middletons Levels 24-27 Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne 3,000m² Monash Law School Ground Floor & Level 2, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3,000m² NAB Health Carlton, Melbourne 1,800m² National Heart Foundation Levels 12 & 13, 500 Collins Street, Melbourne
3,600m² Russell Kennedy 469 La Trobe Street, Melbourne 6,000m² Russell Kennedy 469 Latrobe Street, Melbourne 4,500m² Sigma 3 Myer Place, Rowville 2,400m² Slater & Gordon 44 Kent Street, Sydney
1,350m² Suncorp Training Call Centre,Carindale, Brisbane 2,000m² Swire Shipping Level 10, 10 Spring Street, Sydney 2,250m² TEQSA Level 14, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne
4,000m² Vic Roads New Sunshine Accommodation, Melbourne 2,750m² Vic Super Level 8-9, 171 Collins Street, Melbourne 8,700m² Victoria Legal Aid New Accommodation, Melbourne
4,500m² Slater & Gordon 485 La Trobe St, Melbourne
3,000m² VMIA Level 9 & 10, 161 Collins Street, Melbourne
12,000m² Network Ten 1 Saunders Street, Pyrmont, Sydney
1,400m² St George Bank 2 Meredith Street, Bankstown
1,000m² Westpac Level 12, 55 Market Street, Sydney
11,330m² Nikon Level 5, 5 Rider Boulevard Road, Rhodes
3,700m² St George Bank Level 4, 75 George Street, Parramatta
2,400m² Westpac Level 7,8 & 11, 35 Pitt Street, Sydney
2,800m² Pacific National 628 Bourke Street, Melbourne
1,650m² St George Bank Level 3-4, 1 Chifley Square, Sydney
1,500m² WPP / Mediacom Level 17, 65 Berry Street, North Sydney
1,500m² Pandora Level 5, 12 Narabang Way, Belrose
2,400m² Stratton Finance Slough Business Park, Silverwater
2,500m² Worley Parsons 171 George Street, Brisbane
2,400m² Pearson Education Aquatic Drive, Frenchs Forest
2,000m² Stellar Call Centres Hollywell Road, Gold Coast, Biggera Waters
21,200m²Wood & Grieve Level 22, 570 Bourke Street, Melbourne
2,250m² Peters Ice Cream 254-294 Wellington Road, Mulgrave 2,700m² Pearson Education Thackray Road, Port Melbourne
3,500m² Suncorp Central Plaza 1 Queen Street, Brisbane
8,000m² Yarra Valley Water Lucknow Street, Mitcham 3,600m² Zimmer 12 Narabang Way, Belrose, Sydney
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3/577 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 t (03) 9221 0999 e firstname.lastname@example.org
1/156 Clarence Street, NSW 2000 t (02) 9247 9422 e email@example.com
2/172 Robertson Street, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 t (07) 3839 5600 e firstname.lastname@example.org
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