Darwin, Northern Territory
64 workstations in a 500m2 floor plate, while still achieving a number of project-based work modes including collab areas, multi-purpose meeting rooms, client rooms and quiet spaces.
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A collaboration with international engineer, Aurecon has ensured a hugely successful outcome in Aurecon’s own Darwin office fit-out. A key contributor to the success of the design was the collaboration between Hames Sharley and Aurecon - who performed the role of the project manager. The newly designed workplace speaks to the brand and actively represents the local and natural environment in Berrimah, Northern Territory.

The aspiration for the Darwin office was to create a collaborative, multi-functional space that was conducive to staff building close working relationships and the encouragement of effective communication. This principle of workplace ecology was a core element of the client’s brief, with consideration given to the inter-relationships between and among people in the office and the various systems in place at work to improve productivity.

Technology and audiovisual were also well-considered throughout the project, which aligned with Aurecon’s brief. Technology in the fit-out needed to be seamless and work with existing Aurecon platforms, a key element to assist in flexibility throughout the working environment.

The result of the design was an open-plan office that has successfully integrated into the central hub areas. These areas include a kitchen, collaboration and
break-out spaces, multi-purpose rooms, and utility areas. The design also allows for 64 workstations that fit into a 600m2 floor plate.

Aurecon’s fit-out is a contemporary office space that is productive, active and engaging for the current staff of 50. It is an environment that puts people first, builds a sense of community and fosters collaboration. The result of the collaboration between Aurecon and Hames Sharley is a workplace that promotes a feeling of comfort, pride, and trust in staff, and is a professional and welcoming space.