As a result of rapid growth, MessageMedia had secured office space in Melbourne’s Collins Street with spectacular views of the city’s best attributes. Driven by the location and type of business, the brief dictated a working environment that would encourage staff and team interaction, facilitate innovative and imaginative solutions and integrate elements of the culture and values.

To ensure optimisation of its high performance culture and talent, the environment needed to provide ample knowledge-sharing opportunities, extensive workplace efficiency to maximise speed to market and opportunity to retreat and re-energise. Whatever the solution, it was critical that the workplace be environmentally sustainable.


Valmont responded by developing an open-plan grid layout with strong, structural lines that deliver a contemporary, sophisticated feel. Boardrooms, meeting rooms and other breakout points were all connected to ‘hi tech’ facilities (including video conferencing) to align with the brand character and vision of a leading technology company.

Scrum and stand-up meeting points were designed to provoke thought and facilitate impromptu interaction and connectivity. Whiteboard walls were also installed to enhance the productivity of these ‘collaboration sessions’. With employee health a major item on every business agenda, the design also integrated stand up desking, while maintaining a balance of form and function.

The result is a clean and structured working environment in which a range of spaces provide for different activities, while fostering the overall approach of collaboration.

About MessageMedia

MessageMedia was founded in 2000 and is a leader in business SMS messaging in Australia, and has been in Deloitte’s Fast 50 Tech awards for seven consecutive years. It currently serves over 15,300 business text messaging customers and delivers 25 million SMS messages a month in Australia.

Its focus is on creating the most robust, dependable and high-speed SMS service possible, all backed by world-class support and underpinned by a vision to be the largest, most trusted and innovative business mobile messaging company in the world.

Will Hackett