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Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney, Sydney

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Corrs Chambers Westgarth Sydney
Chifley Tower, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Bates Smart was engaged by Corrs Chambers Westgarth to design its new Sydney office as part of an integrated fitout in the Lord Rogers designed 8 Chifley Tower.

The building is designed with a distinctive side core floorplate and dramatic 3 level atrium voids creating ‘vertical villages’. Over 10 levels, the Corrs Chambers Westgarth tenancy includes two ‘vertical villages’ and, on the upper level of the tenancy, an open terrace area with dramatic views.

Corrs Chambers Westgarth is the first major Australian law firm to adopt a totally open plan layout for its partners, lawyers and support staff. Bates Smart won the project through a Design Competition, determining an open, collaborative solution best suited Corrs Chambers Westgarth's bold vision for the future.

Bates Smart assisted Corrs Chambers Westgarth through the change management process, including a reduction in reliance on paper, to support a more fluid, mobile work environment. The open layout encourages knowledge sharing and collaboration among and between teams, with a view to breaking down traditional silos, offering both physical and visual connectivity between the levels.

Critical to the success of the open solution is the high ratio of quiet rooms and focus rooms located immediately adjacent to the workspace. Highly tailored and technology-enabled work desks and meeting rooms, ensure ease of transition between workpoints, and enable staff to select the work environment best suited to their task.

Soft, organic elements and warm natural materials counterbalance the strong materiality of the building, offering a timeless design solution and befitting Corrs Chambers Westgarth's international presence. Bates Smart was subsequently commissioned to design the practice's workplaces in Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Client
Corrs Chambers Westgarth

Area
8,000 sqm

Completion
2013

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