WMK was engaged to transform an existing fitted-out tenancy and align it with the Hollard brand and its new way of working while placing a strong emphasis on sustainability. The design prioritised reusing and repurposing the current built form wherever feasible.
Given the existing team was merging with a newly acquired sector, special attention was dedicated to ensuring the right amenities were available to staff at their new location to foster an environment conducive to building connections on common ground. In order to drive an inclusive culture, the reimagined space needed to accommodate large gatherings, seamless integration of technology, incidental meetings and an encouraging and diverse work environment.
WMK undertook the Workplace Strategy, Interior Design and Graphic Design services, strategically adapting the existing fit-out to suit Hollard’s future ways of working. The result was a community-based work environment model, with a series of different hubs on each floor that served a range of purposes. The design is inclusive and equitable, aligning with Hollard’s core values.
The space is a magnet for employees and visitors to their new workplace. The community spaces are adaptive and conducive to hybrid working and collaboration.
The result is a very active, 7100m2 fit-out spanning across 6 floors. Level 5 is the front of house with the main reception, boardroom and town hall training space which is divided by operable walls that provide the flexibility of larger collaborative spaces. Through innovative design consideration, all of the original workstations and task chairs were reused along with 90% of loose furniture from the original fit-out. An achievement that proved not only cost-effective but also sustainably sound.
The outcome is an inclusive, warm and textural fit-out that allows Hollard Sydney to reflect and embody their corporate culture.