CUA Offices – Melbourne

  • Client CUA,
  • size 3,229 sqft
  • Year 2017
  • Location Melbourne, Australia,
  • Industry Financial / Investments,
  • Girvan Waugh has designed the new offices of Australia’s largest credit union, CUA, located in Melbourne.

    CUA’s ethos is to focus on the “small joys” and Girvan Waugh were commissioned to design and construct a member’s lounge that reflected this philosophy. The space is accessible to all of CUA’s members, employees and partners. The challenge for Girvan Waugh’s strategy and design team was to develop an innovative space that is completely interchangeable with operable walls & movable furniture. Fully equipped with different seating options, hot desk capabilities, innovation labs, boardrooms, quiet rooms and charging stations for various phones, tablets, laptops etc.

    Careful consideration was given to ensure that space – in any configuration – is warm and inviting. Including feature elements such as a bespoke eco-fireplace, custom timber joinery, an array of indoor plants, and a one-of-a-kind art wall.

    The space’s agile configuration allows it to be a place where CUA’s members can recharge at one moment and then focus on productivity in the next; supporting their commitment to delivering ‘life rich banking’.

    DesignGirvan Waugh
    Photography: Tom Ross