The Shelley Street project is the culmination of many years of gradual innovation and progression that has resulted in arguably the world’s most advanced workplaces as of 2011. The Woods Bagot incorporated initial workplace strategy, site strategy, communication, research and consultation. The building comprises 33,000 sqm of office space, across two low scale buildings: with a central atrium, public, retail and commercial space within the base floor.
Shelley Street accommodates 3,300 people in an activity based working environment. The work concept aimed to change the culture from a command control model to a team of collaboration and trust, in addition to providing the bank with considerable property cost savings. In this new environment, no occupant has an assigned desk: rather the work space provides employees with a variety of environments that allow them to do specific tasks in tailored work settings. This design philosophy encourages increased collaboration and a more productive mode of working.
Macquarie’s One Shelley Street.
The client’s vision was a workplace that would assist in delivering ‘speed to market’, collaboration, and enhance client service and support: with its mobile and wireless workforce, technology innovations, tailor made settings and environmental building systems.