123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

123 Eagle Street, Brisbane

123 Eagle Street provided an opportunity for renewal and alignment of Westpac’s Brisbane office to the wider Westpac Group property portfolio.

Architectus engaged with Westpac to formulate the aspirational and functional brief, and design of an exceptional workplace aligned with Westpac’s Guidelines and local requirements.

Stakeholder engagement, consultation and communication has been a critical part of the project and our methodology was designed to embrace the work undertaken to date, to galvanise diverse stakeholder groups around the Westpac and Brisbane workplace vision and bring people on the journey through close consultation with business units and operational staff.

The design response recognises the cultural importance of encompassing the local differentiators of Westpac’s Brisbane offices, and the importance of engagement with local stakeholders to ensure a local overlay to the design outcome.

Our methodology includes a series of interviews to gain an appreciation of the local Brisbane context, and any potential unique requirements and specialised areas that arose out of consultation. 

Architectus has sought to understand the broader external community and cultural drivers of the Westpac’s Brisbane team, appreciating their renowned community and charitable reach – this has included consultation with local indigenous groups, and translated into graphics and wayfinding used throughout the project.

The overall design response reflects the physical and climatic characteristics of Queensland, the particular light, temperature, colour and culture. This is presented throughout a range of settings for client engagement and within the fabric of the workplace.

Westpac’s embrace of sustainability and its leadership in designing for diversity and inclusion sets an example to other global institutions. Appropriately, Architectus is delivering a 6 Star Green Star rated project in addition to aligning the design outcome to the Human Rights Commission Designing for Diversity Framework.

 

Project Sheet

Project Summary

Location
Brisbane, QLD
Floor area
6500 m² NLA
Completed
2019
Contact
Simone Oliver