Amicus Interiors recently completed an office fitout project for The
Good Guys’ new support centre at Essendon Fields, Victoria.
Amicus partnered with interior designers PTID to transform the workplace
into a dynamic and collaborative space for employees in just nine weeks.
The brief for Amicus involved the consolidation of five sites into one
central location to serve as a national operations centre for over 500 employees.
Spread over 6,300 square metres, the area now provides a modern and open plan
workspace for The Good Guys as it continues its growth and development.
Mr Andrew Holder, CEO of Amicus Interiors commented that the project
offered a great opportunity to bring to life The Good Guys’ vision of a space designed
to foster a sense of cultural alignment and greater interaction between staff
while also maintaining the aesthetics as well as the budget.
The Good Guys spent two years working with key stakeholders and staff to
develop the goals and objectives behind the move before choosing Amicus as a
service provider that culturally and commercially aligned with the
Amicus’s quality of work has helped deliver a state-of-the-art facility
that maintains The Good Guys’ desire for a modern, light and bright space with
an understated feel, which has been achieved with the use of warm natural
colours as well as industrial materials.
The office configuration allows for abundant natural light, with the
floorplates designed to focus light to the centre of the building, flooding the
open plan design with sunlight. The staff hubs are located around a central
atrium, which adds to the collaborative style of working and a 'town square' centre
piece functioning as a breakout space for the 500 personnel.
Peter Sinodinos, Group General Manager Retail Operations, The Good Guys observes
that the fitout project has helped achieve a key objective of bringing everybody
under the same roof where they could all work together.
The space has been designed to give staff an environment that is
positive and exciting to work within, with key features of the new workspace
including a green room, conference rooms, a larger purpose built kitchen and
smaller kitchen facilities on every level that facilitate the ability to
communicate, collaborate and work cross-functionally.
The Good Guys CEO Michael Ford adds that the environment is truly invigorating
to be working in; he believes having more casual meetings in one of the staff
hubs instead of a meeting room would serve the objective of bringing in a
The new support office also includes purpose built 'Focus Rooms'
throughout the building for the benefit of staff to conduct their personal business
without having to leave the building.