One of our latest projects – signed, sealed and delivered.
Valmont were recently successful in cementing a partnership with Valad to design and construct a series of display office suites in the iconic Sydney harbourfront building on Alfred Street.
We proposed splitting 1 floor into 5 office suites, designing, building and then marketing them to smaller businesses. Teaming up with Colliers and CBRE – and drawing on our experience in delivering to the tenancy market – we ensured that the solutions for each suite were market-relevant, appealing and were being pitched as a turnkey solution – meaning the tenant could simply transition straight into the space, without having to be burdened with the process of arranging a fitout.
The tenancies ranged from 110m2 to 240m2, mostly open plan with waiting areas, meetings rooms, quiet rooms, kitchen and utilities areas. Engagement with each is intended to be through the senses, using unique elements, textures and colours combined with the openness and the way natural light permeates the entire space to allow a prospective tenant to visualise how they can personalise the space.
Of particular note, the entire process – from pitch to handover – was completed in just 3 months, and we are delighted to state that all 5 office suites have been leased – 4 of which were actually leased prior to the suites being finished – testament perhaps to both the structure of our solution and the solid partnership forged with Valad.
Thus the key difference with an office suite designed by Valmont? Our focus on engaging with the tenant and encouraging them to interact with the space as soon as they enter the tenancy.
Following our success with the fourth floor, we’re pleased to advise we’re now rolling out several more suites throughout the building.
You can find out more about 1 Alfred Street here.
- Who's the clientValad, for 1 Alfred Street, Sydney
- How big?870sqm (over 5 suites)
- Completed?April 2013
- What was the brief?
We were originally invited to pitch on how to maximise the appeal of a display floor on Level 4 to prospective tenants – and in particular smaller businesses requiring smaller, but just as productive workspaces. Ultimately, the solution was to convert vacant space to leased space, integrating efficient configuration, visual appeal and use of the surrounding environment.