Servicing an area of 7.3 million square kilometres, the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) is the most extensive aeromedical and primary healthcare provider in the world.
With a longstanding professional relationship, Priority was once again approached by RFDS to design and construct their new office fitout at Brisbane Airport.
The initial brief outlined specific prerequisites including accommodating over 70 staff members, a secure human resource hub, private offices, meeting and quiet rooms, as well as two boardrooms. What is more, RFDS was also highly conscious of the cost implications of the project, which resulted in extensive recycling of existing joinery, along with the implementation of strategic design and construction techniques, in order to economise the job. The result was a quality, professional and practical office fitout, with a flawless fusion of city and country components.
Upon entering the office, visitors are greeted with a modern and welcoming reception area with crisp white walls, timber features and textured pebble-look carpet. The main design element in this area is the full-length glazing film, which showcases the iconic Australian outback. Reminiscent of the client’s corporate colours, the film displays a RFDS aircraft landing along with rich red soil and clear blue skies.
The subtle, yet effective corporate branding continues, with burnt orange waiting chairs and rug, through to the aircraft patterned film used throughout the remainder of the tenancy. From here, two multifunctional boardrooms are situated parallel to each other with an operable wall separating them. This layout allows for the boardrooms to be effortlessly adapted into training or conference rooms, depending on the requirement. Adjacent is a large staff kitchen and break out area. Black gloss and matte herringbone tiles compliment teak timber joinery, which brings depth and elegance to the room. Rustic and earthy elements are the prominent star in this space, with natural concrete pendant lights and worn timber and metal farmhouse stools.
An open plan workstation and collaboration area overlooks the Brisbane Airport and allows for an abundance of natural light to flood in. This layout allows for employees to choose their preferred working style, which in turn increases overall productivity. Six personal offices and two quiet rooms are located sporadically along the perimeter of this space. Overall, the new RFDS tenancy is inspiring and contemporary, polished and functional, and encompasses the heart and soul of RFDS.
- Design Development and Documentation
- Preparation and Preliminary Items
- Flooring Preparations and Coverings
- Fixed Joinery
- Workstations and Loose Furniture
- Electrical Services
- Electronic Security Services
- Mechanical Services
- Fire Services
- Hydraulic Services
- Project Handover and Certification
Royal Flying Doctor Service: TENANCY FITOUT
Level 4, 5-7 Lobelia Circle, Brisbane Airport
Total floor area: 865m2
Preconstruction: 2 weeks
Construction: 12 weeks
Project Manager: Peter Lewis
Project Designer: Amanda McFeat
Project Estimator: Josh Solomon
Contract Administrator: Gavin Farry and Gary Beer
Construction Manager: Benjamin Hammond