The family owned, 67 High St building was at a juncture after ending a lease with a singular long term tenant. Repositioning the asset to cater to a future tenant base, building upgrades were required. Working in close partnership with the superintendent and real estate it was decided the building would be divided into several tenancies to broaden its market appeal. With works on the building upgrades underway by Amicus, the spec suites were to be an attractive and affordable option for a range of tenants on the fringe of the Brisbane CBD.
With the building works complete the Amicus Design team worked to create several complementary suites which could be easily adapted for the incoming tenants. Each of the suites feature modern joinery, furnishings, statement light fixtures and appliances; the floorplan designed to maximise the flow of natural light. As the suites were being leased, adjustments to the design were made to ensure they were the right fit for the tenant. Some of these modifications included: creating consultation rooms for a medical facility, designating a space for sensory overload in a child care space, and creating distinct branding in a legal and financial practice.
The sustainability of materials was a focus during the design phase and the Amicus team worked to reuse, recycle or donate the existing workstations and furniture. Not only reducing waste, but also benefiting from a cost saving.
The building was successfully converted into a thriving and diverse business hub. As a result of the upgrades, the majority of the new tenancies were leased before construction had completed. This outcome, in a Covid landscape, was testament to the close partnership of all stakeholders, realising their vision and repositioning the asset for a sustainable future.
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