Driven by the sale of their existing building in Hawthorn, Servier, an international and independent pharmaceutical company, decided to move their Melbourne team to a new head office in Richmond. They were presented with an opportunity to create a new office fit out to support flexible and hybrid ways of working. Amicus worked with Servier to establish a ‘brief’ that leaders could endorse, and staff could embrace.
The brief connected the physical office fit out, the workplace technology, and the new ways of working into an integrated whole. Creating an environment that motivates their teams to come together was a key objective in the design concept.
The challenge presented to Amicus in designing this new office fit out was to create a contemporary and edgy, yet also warm and inviting space that could aid the transition to a collaborative, flexible and digitised way of working. Our in-house designers embraced contrast, utilising the raw, unrefined ceiling and industrial metal works whilst contrasting it with textural materials, including soft fabrics and warm timbers to achieve the final aesthetic.
Zones were laid out throughout the design to ensure a dynamic and practical office. These zones included focus rooms and quiet zones, collaborative spaces, meeting rooms fitted out with the simple-to-use VC technology and light filled breakout spaces, encouraging flexibility and a shared mindset within the office. The new space is also energy efficient and sustainable. The total office footprint has been reduced as a result of hybrid working also allowed by the implementation of ad-hoc technology.
Amicus guided Servier throughout the design development and transition to achieve an office fit out that built the foundations for a new work approach.
The result is an inviting but contemporary space that maintains the brand identity of Servier while providing an exciting new start in an inspiring space. The new office solidifies Servier’s cultural identity and simultaneously helps entice employees back into the office. It sums up to be a collaborative, and cohesive space for better team building, improved morale and hybrid working.
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