Surf Life Saving has a proud tradition of saving lives for over 100 years. The Foundation’s charter is to contribute to the financial security and viability of the Surf Life Saving movement across the country, ensuring a dedicated lifesaving service on hundreds of Australian beaches.

In a bid to consolidate two offices and create a cohesive and inspiring team environment, the Surf Life Saving Foundation (SLSF) decided to create a brand new hub at Montpelier Road in Bowen Hills.

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THE DESIGN

We worked closely with SLSF to design a fun and interactive environment that encourages teams to collaborate and that sits well with SLSF’s iconic “sand and surf” brand. Conscious that SLSF is a not-for-profit body, our Design team followed adaptive reuse principals where possible, keeping or modifying existing furniture and finishes and retaining the layout of the board room and meeting rooms. The use of a neutral colour palette has ensured the SLSF’s strong branding stands out.

SUSTAINABILITY

Our environmentally sensitive approach to this project proves that that a green and sustainable fit out does not need to come at a price. By aligning ourselves with companies that produce environmentally sustainable products and adhere to close loop manufacturing principals, we were able to achieve an environmentally friendly office for SLSF well within their budget. The staff are very excited to know that the timbers used in their new office were sourced from responsibly managed forests, their carpet is made from discarded fishing lines, and that low emission products have been sourced to help influence their new, healthy work environment.

PROJECT DELIVERY

One of SLSF’s key drivers was to have their new office ready before their old leases expired, which meant a very fast turn-around time for our Project and Design teams. We delivered on this, ensuring staff could move into their stunning new offices without issue and on schedule.

SLSF now have a vibrant office environment that reflects their brand and where their teams are inspired to achieve great results.

Project Scope

  • Demolition of 5 offices and internal walls
  • Reception
  • 8 offices
  • 58 workstations
  • Kitchen and breakout area
  • Mail room
  • Store room
  • Server room
  • Showers including PWD

Project Details

Surf Life Saving Foundation – Office Fitout

190 Montpelier Road, Bowen Hills
Total floor area: 1,000 m2

Project Schedule

Design: 4 weeks
Construction: 7 weeks

Project Team

Designer: Amy Coats
Project Manager: Peter Lewis
Project Estimator: Josh Solomon

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