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Government Agency, Parramatta, Sydney

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Government Agency, Parramatta
105 Phillip Street, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

A new state-of-the-art contemporary office building has been designed to accommodate approximately 2000 staff in the Bates Smart-designed 105 Philip Street, Parramatta. After over 100 years in their former premises, the building signifies a new chapter and a cultural change for the organisation.

The design for the building is based around the concept of villages in the sky, and significantly every three floors has a shared atrium which helps to optimise access to natural light.

The workspaces needed to embrace a more activity based and agile approach, whilst also taking into consideration the needs of different stakeholders. As a result they have been designed with a variety of different work settings that enable quiet individual work, team work and active collaboration. The open plan and highly transparent spaces are a departure from the more traditional silo approach for departments. Technology has been used extensively to complement the provision of different work settings.

A number of social spaces promote opportunities for social and informal connections between departments. Notably the rooftop has been cleverly utilised and has been transformed into a football pitch and sports facility.

Bates Smart seamlessly integrated the design of the Government Agency fitout into the architecture of the base building.

Client
NSW Government

Area
25,000 sqm NLA

ESD
6 Star, Green Star, Office As Built v3 NABERS Energy 5 Star Rating

Completion
2018