A gardenesque oasis to work, rest and play

Twenty8 Freshwater Place

The newly imagined lobby is a gardenesque oasis within Southbank’s Freshwater Place. Interior elements lend ideas from a garden experience with integrated planting, zones defined by hard and soft finishes, and furniture that evokes outdoor living.

Bates Smart recently undertook the ground floor re-design at Twenty8 Freshwaster Place, along with a refresh of the lift lobby and bathroom facilities.

The iconic onyx wall has been retained as a stunning backdrop that now includes a more generous café offer, enabling tenants and visitors to come together a casual space.

There are places to plug in, wireless charge and work together, or find a quiet nook with a fully integrated lighting programme.

The lobby has a significant architectural component which has been brought to life within the construction.

The extended façade needed to seamless integrate into the existing architecture that connects to a new and additional exciting space ‘The Green Room’, a dramatic space of light and dark to flex from day to night functions and able to host a multitude of event types.

Twenty8 is now a significant attribute to the Freshwater precinct, a destination and place of connection and enjoyment in a space of casual luxury.



JLL & JP Morgan


Melbourne | Wurundjeri and Bunurong Country, Australia







995 sqm


Nicole England