Wood & Grieve’s Perth Engineering Offices

  • Client Wood & Grieve,
  • size 32,290 sqft
  • Year 2013
  • Location Perth, Australia,
  • Industry Architecture Firm,
  • Wood and Grieve Engineers recently took occupancy of a new office space in Perth and worked in collaboration with Woodhead to create an adaptable and flexible new workplace environment to accommodate their existing staff requirements and future projected growth, catering for in excess of 230 engineering, administrative and support staff over the 3,000m2 tenancy.

    “We have achieved a density of 13m2 per person whilst delivering vastly improved staff amenities and meeting facilities to support the predominately open plan workstation based disciplines. The brief was to unite all engineering disciplines and support, and to promote visual connectivity and communication.

    Wood and Grieve encourage a culture of transparency and dynamic collaboration throughout the organisation whilst fostering a strong social network. Woodhead have created the ‘kit of parts’ to enable and support this fundamental aspect of Wood and Grieve culture.

    The challenge with the multiple level tenancy was to ensure that separation was minimised, to combat this, a large dynamic, interactive social space has been developed on the ground floor, anchored directly off reception and connected to the street. The multifunctional space is the hub of the workplace, facilitating staff and clients in an informal environment to support meetings, functions and a singular space to bring the entire company together.

    A common design and graphic language has been developed throughout to strengthen the brand identity and corporate culture whilst acting as a visual link to achieve connectivity between the 2 spaces. Environmental consideration is a key philosophy for the organisation. This was a fundamental aspect of the design and specification. The project has been formally lodged with the Green Building Council of Australia. GECA certified products and environmentally sustainable materials and finishes were selected throughout to ensure Wood & Grieves 5-star Green Star fitout aspirations are realised.”

    Design: Woodhead