Won by design competition, the project provided Bates Smart's specialised workplace team with the opportunity to develop a future workplace concept aligned with Corrs strategic vision.
Bates Smart Studio Director, Brenton Smith, commented: 'Bates Smart assisted Corrs through a change process to support a more flexible and mobile environment. A series of workshops was run with partners and teams within Corrs to gain a full understanding of their work practices and to investigate how the workplace could assist them in reaching their vision.'
The result sees Corrs lawyers, including partners, forgo their traditional offices in favour of an open layout shared with executive assistants and junior lawyers in a series of dynamic 'vertical villages'.
Work stations are uniform throughout, enabling full flexibility in terms of staff and partner locations. Storage is established in hierarchies to ensure ready access to those who need it. Hospitality spaces are second to none and the breakouts on each village floor become the centre for team activities.
Director Simon Swaney commented: 'A new standard in legal workplaces has been set with the fitout at 8 Chifley. The design and fitout offers Corrs incredible flexibility and will change the way they align themselves with their clients and other service professionals.'
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