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Case Study

Greater Western Water

Footscray, Victoria
1,500 sqm
2021

Background

After being referred to by an existing client, the Victorian Government owned corporation, Greater Western Water, engaged Amicus to refresh their existing workspace and to assist in transforming the organisation’s traditional approach. The key focus was to shift to an environment that prioritises wellbeing and community and encourages flexibility and collaboration.

Spanning across three levels, boasting panoramic views, each space has been thoughtfully curated to provide dynamic and purposeful areas for wellbeing, connection, innovation, and focus. Sustainability and safety requirements were a key feature of the brief, so it was important that Amicus incorporated these elements throughout the design and construction phase.

Solution

Amicus was able to deliver a full package of solutions starting from strategy, including design, construction and technology, bringing to life a cost-effective piece that assured the smooth transition towards an activity-based work approach. Collaborating with our Interior Design partner, Made For, specific areas were crafted to allow an abundance of natural light to diffuse in. Positioned near windows with vast views, and furniture angled for ease of communication, these spaces were purposely created to enhance collaboration. Vibrant colours were also scattered throughout to signify the breakout areas designed for staff to recharge.

Technology solutions such as smart screens and high-quality cameras were mounted to the walls of the meeting rooms to best assist in supporting the hybrid method originally visioned, allowing staff to collaborate remotely. Amicus helped to uphold the brief’s sustainability requirements by effectively managing the reuse of materials and furniture.

Benefit

Amicus successfully delivered a reimagined workspace envisioned by our client which offers a range of useful spaces that align to the needs of their staff, their values and the work that they do.

Greater Western Water now have the tools to navigate the challenges of a hybrid workforce; providing spaces that encourage creativity, enhance wellbeing and improve productivity.  
 

It has been a pleasure working with a professional, open, and flexible company that gave us confidence in everything they planned and attempted. Top to bottom, the Amicus team made us feel they understood the challenges we presented and were in charge of the solution.
- Jon Scanlon, Recovery Stream Lead AT GWW
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