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Once part of a vast sand dune system covered by heath, low scrubs, creeks and fresh wetlands, the inner Sydney suburb of Rosebery was developed as an industrial area in the mid-20th century. Now its home to a contemporary new workplace that marks Goodman’s return to its industrial roots in South Sydney.
On the site of a former hat factory, Woods Bagot has transformed four neglected industrial buildings into a sustainable, integrated, flexible campus-style workplace. Our approach in the factory’s adaptive reuse was to touch the heritage fabric lightly—to keep what could be kept and to add as little as possible.
Woods Bagot designed a sequence of spaces deeply reflective of Goodman’s values that enticed employees to the office, provided enhanced amenity, service and a heightened focus on wellness.
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A dramatic shift from the perception of the corporate headquarters, The Hayesbery is a a series of heritage pavilions that provides a highly diverse and functional workplace which enables relief, refuge and place for staff to gather and dwell.
The project celebrates the industrial vernacular of both the heritage warehouse and the adjacent buildings on the site. It is the juxtaposition of the raw and unfinished shell with refined interior insertions and furniture that created a soft, light-filled interior space.
Woods Bagot applied finishes that resonate with the historical context and quality of industrial spaces that Goodman provides to their customers. The design of the workspace is intended to change state over time to weather and patina, allowing the new to age with the old.
The workspace incorporates holistic sustainability initiatives with wellness and end-of-trip placed at the heart of the site, and this is accessible to Goodman people at any time of the day.
The space aims to foster an inclusive environment for people to grow, be inspired and engaged.