One of Australia’s largest financial services providers undertook a workplace refurbishment that brought together two previously separate business environments under one roof in Melbourne’s CBD.

The move supported the organisation’s goals to bolster collaboration and communication between staff.

Now spanning two levels instead of the original one, the new space designed by Graham Nicholas, incorporates an inter-tenancy stair to create a cohesion and feeling of connectivity between the two floors. The stair further bolsters casual interactions by connecting a key breakout space with a casual meeting space – becoming the social ‘heart’ of the workplace. The new workplace design supports the importance it places on its people and its own sense of community.

Schiavello Construction was engaged to undertake a construction management and head contractor role, and to ensure the fitout was delivered to the high quality standards set forth by Graham Nicholas. One of the key construction challenges of the project involved the delivery of the inter-tenancy staircase under a tight timeframe. Schiavello worked closely with all parties to align the project with varying time constraints, and to ensure the stair was delivered in a timely manner.

A strong working relationship between Schiavello and Graham Nicholas kept the teams in constant communication, streamlined the delivery, and ensured the outcome was positive for all stakeholders.