FPPV recently completed a major interior fit-out refurbishment for the University of Melbourne Research, Innovation & Commercialisation (RIC) Structural and Legal + Risk teams. The extensive refurbishment comprises over 3300 sqm between levels 4 and 5 at the Allan Gilbert building, 161 Barry Street, Carlton, with construction completed in 3 months.
The fit-out maximises the use of space through open plan work area and limited offices with senior management and executives accommodated at workstations in the open plan. It introduced flexible working spaces with activity-based furniture such as focus pods and collaborative meeting pods and a ‘café like’ break out space. Sit to stand workstations throughout provide improved ergonomics and comfort for staff and reduce employer risk for OH&S claims.
The floor covering design integrates brightly patterned floor tiles with raised carpet pile to circulation areas to assist people with vision impairment with way-finding. The fit-out also features custom fixed and movable timber screens as space dividers and indoor plant shelves.