Level 12, 201 Kent St, Sydney
Investa went into the market with a ‘Design Competition’ to activate a premium space in 201 Kent St. Our vision and goal from the outset was to provide a space that was to appeal to a broad tenant base while also being fresh and inviting in design. The ultimate achievement for all parties was to have a vacant space leased as soon as possible.
Amicus were successful in this competition with our design solution which met the brief and budget requirements under a Guaranteed Maximum Price model.
Design was an integral element to the success of the project. To provide the best outcome for the space, Amicus worked closely with all stakeholders, including Investa, TSA Management and Colliers.
The entry is welcoming with a bright and sophisticated waiting area, featuring a statement reception desk made of Tasmanian oak, a finish introduction to the Australian-inspired design carried throughout the space. In the background, versatile meeting areas which overlooked the views across Barangaroo. Moving into the main open plan office space, the rows of workstations and flexible seating arrangements are set against a backdrop of a playful mural, which evokes the colours of Australian Native flora.
Zones for collaboration and private meetings were considered, offering a diverse range of spaces and furniture solutions for prospective tenants. The heart of the space, the breakout-kitchen area, reflects the refined design of the entry. The Kitchen is designed to be a comfortable and alluring space for people to relax and socialise whilst also a space for casual meetings and impromptu collaboration. Exposed concrete and ceiling grates show off the raw features of the building. Diffused recessed lighting and natural daylight create a sense of warmth and calm.
Investa were successfully able to lease the space before needing to go to market and prior to project handover. This was the best possible outcome for our valued client and a proud moment for the Amicus team.
Strong communication throughout ensured a design that met Colliers design brief and Investa’s sustainable values. Using much of the existing fitout not only created a cost-saving solution but also saved workstations and furniture destined for landfill. The project was delivered successfully, while also facing the challenges of the Sydney Construction Covid-shutdown.
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