Schiavello Group was recently involved in a workplace refurbishment project in Melbourne CBD that required two previously separate office spaces to be integrated under a single roof.

The client, one of Australia’s largest financial services providers sought to unify the two separate workspaces to support the organisation’s goals to encourage collaboration and communication between staff.

Designed by Graham Nicholas, the office now spans two levels instead of the original one, with an inter-tenancy stair creating a cohesion and feeling of connectivity between the two floors. The stair also connects a key breakout space with a casual meeting space, becoming the social ‘heart’ of the workplace.

Schiavello Construction took on the responsibilities of construction management and the role of head contractor during the project, ensuring the fitout was delivered to the high quality standards specified by Graham Nicholas.

The inter-tenancy staircase was one of the major construction challenges during the execution of the project as it was required to be delivered under a tight timeframe. Schiavello worked closely with all parties to align the project with varying time constraints, and ensuring the stair was delivered on time.

Perfect co-ordination between Schiavello and Graham Nicholas also ensured the project remained on track, with constant communication between the various teams and a streamlined delivery schedule resulting in a positive outcome for all stakeholders.