Minor DKL Food Group (Minor DKL) is one of Australia’s leading retail food brand franchisors and includes brands such as The Coffee Club, Ribs and Rumps, The Groove Train, Coffee Hit and Veneziano.

Minor DKL wanted a contemporary, sophisticated and comfortable fitout for their new office at Levels 13 and 14, 199 Grey Street, South Brisbane. The aim was to promote interaction and collaboration between staff and connectivity between the two floors.


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A number of preliminary layout options were explored in the initial stages of the design process. The design aesthetic is one of urban innovation and modern sophistication. The contemporary forms and creative approach taken with the design is in keeping with the dynamic nature of the company. The design has been overlayed with texture and colour to add an element of comfort to the space that is synonymous with the food industry and the brands Minor DKL represents.

The palette is simple and neutral with a monochromatic base to give the scheme impact. The finishes palate is urban and edgy; concrete look flooring defines the lobby and café areas, and an exposed ceiling is a feature of reception and waiting area. Street style furniture is used along side more formal options and is dotted throughout the tenancy. Strandboard has been used selectively throughout the tenancy as a further feature. These textures add depth to the space by contrasting the warmth of timber, the rawness of concrete and the comfort of felt. Changes in floor finish further define the spaces and lighting is used to enhance design elements.

The new built forms of the offices have been framed by box like forms and enhanced by colour to make a feature from otherwise commonplace spaces. Picture windows with oversized frames, clad in unique materials add interest and promote further connectivity within the space. Plants have been used throughout to bring the outdoors in, increase productivity, enhance air quality and promote a healthy working environment.

The result is a creative, contemporary and functional workspace that is in keeping with the progressive nature of Minor DKL and allows for future growth of the business.

Project Scope

  • Reception and Waiting Area
  • 28-seat Boardroom with Operable Wall
  • 8 Informal and Formal Meeting Rooms (including a Webinar room and an Interview room)
  • 16-seat Training Facility
  • Multiple Breakout and Quiet Breakout Spaces
  • Collaboration Areas
  • Staff Café on Level 14 and Kitchenette on Level 13
  • Commercial Kitchen
  • 5 Executive Offices
  • 15 Offices
  • 2 Balconies
  • 103 Workstations
  • Plant Room
  • Utilities Area
  • 2 Compactus Storage Areas

Project Details


Levels 13 and 14, 199 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Total floor area: 2000m2


Preconstruction: 3 weeks
Construction: 8 weeks


Project Administrator: Dean Robertson
Project Estimator: Josh Solomon