Wotton + Kearney – Sydney and Melbourne Offices

  • Client Wotton + Kearney,
  • size 40,364 sqft
  • Year 2015
  • Location Melbourne, Sydney, Australia,
  • Industry Law Firm / Legal Services,
  • futurespace has developed two new office design for specialist insurance law firm Wotton + Kearney located in both Sydney and Melbourne.

    Wotton + Kearney is a specialist insurance law firm. futurespace was engaged to design their new offices in both Sydney and Melbourne. The Sydney premises is located in the prestigious 85 Castlereagh Street building and the Melbourne premises was relocated to 600 Bourke Street situated in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct.

    Both the Sydney and Melbourne workplaces have been designed to address the challenges faced by the legal sector. futurespace has created a workplace that responds to changes in the client’s working environment by planning highly flexible, multi-use workspaces. Challenges were to generate the most efficient planning for what is still a highly cellular environment; these were overcome by working closely with the client to design flexibility within the structured spaces.

    The Sydney workplace boasts impressive centralised views over Hyde Park. It features a central stair linking the floors and fostering communication across all departments. The active space around the stair is designed as a multi-use zone with collaborative hubs and meeting spaces for staff and clients.

    Effective planning maximised abundant natural light and views for all staff. All offices feature acoustic privacy with glass frontages to support the transparent nature of the business.

    The interior features residential elements throughout with materials of light timber and a soft palette punctuated by bold colour. The finishes bring a light and open ambience to the work environment that reflects and enhances the culture.

    The workplace is a multi-use mix of work zones, social hubs and meeting areas. The traditional offices and meeting rooms have been designed specifically for flexibility and agility responsive to the client’s current needs and the future requirements for Wotton + Kearney.

    Design: futurespace
    Photography: Danial Nash

    Sydney Offices