A post-industrial workplace for the world of professional fund management

Cremorne Investment Fund

Composed of a series of connected curated spaces, this environment is an expression of brand and a celebration of what it is to work in place.

The concept for Cremorne Investment Fund’s new headquarters establishes a dialogue between the post-industrial context and a brand which exudes excellence in the world of professional fund management.

The contemporary workspace seamlessly integrates the social and more traditional aspects of work life. The layout is a series of formal and informal spaces that understand the ritual of work, while being places people want to spend their time in.

The design is expressed through spatial and material juxtapositions. Steel clad meeting rooms open onto a reception space anchored by a lustrous deep green bespoke rug and a mix of local and international furniture pieces. High-end finishes, timber, natural stone and ultra-luxurious carpets contrast between the industrial aesthetic of hot rolled steel and studded rubber tile flooring.

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Considered transitions and thresholds provide separation between the public and private work realms throughout one continuous uninterrupted space. The reception meeting area leads to a transitional gallery space with a series of alcoves revealing a collection of art and providing access to two generous private offices.

‘The bullpen’ open plan trading floor is defined by a suspended lighting system. Team based meeting and office spaces and a corner executive office is designed for both focused work and to host smaller groups.

All meeting rooms are supported by seamlessly integrated technology, including the trading floor’s mounted wall display which can broadcast the view of the social space and balcony, visually disintegrating the threshold of work and social aspect of life.

Mark Healey

Director, Bates Smart

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A hospitality-like experience continues throughout the breakout zone with a large congregational marble island, benches and solid timber dining table sized to accommodate all staff. Access is granted to a terrace with views across Cremorne, South Yarra and east to the Dandenongs.



Cremorne Investment Fund


Melbourne | Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country, Australia







450 sqm


Peter Clarke