We understood that the Property Council wanted a design that was all about members. The previous office fitout didn’t offer a lot of scope for members to network after meetings, and the old-style boardroom was inflexible. The new design will help members get more out of meetings and networking opportunities. Central to the 450 sqm fitout are collaborative spaces that encourage Property Council members to meet and mingle. There are breakout spaces, quiet rooms and a new flexible boardroom which can accommodate a variety of uses.
The office design reinforces the Property Council’s mission, with a giant panoramic mural of Melbourne reminding visitors and employees of their role creating great places.
Glyn Jowsey, the Property Council’s project manager, says the team is delighted with the outcome. “We now have greater functionality for our members and better spaces for staff – it’s a really good balance. And it ensures members remain at the heart of everything we do.”