Designed by architecture studio Bates Smart, the T&G Building at the prestigious ‘Paris End’ of Collins Street aimed to modernise the heritage 90-year-old property to match the needs of the modern workforce.
Built in 1928, the 43,000sqm building has been carefully restored and sensitively adapted to provide a more flexible, collaborative office experience.
Tim Leslie, studio director at Bates Smart says that, “Our design response to the T&G Building was both respectful of the site’s century-old heritage but reimagined with contemporary interventions. We applied a people-centred approach to make the building more relevant for the current tenants and what they expect from a contemporary workplace: high-end support facilities, while maintaining the expansive floorplates.”
In addition to a central atrium designed as a signature space for people to gather, relax and engage, the refurbished building also features new end-of-trip amenities including 266 secure bicycle spaces and substantial shower and locker facilities.
The T&G Building has undergone a significant building services review, and is now targeting a 4.0 Star NABERS Energy rating.