Complete refurbishment of a 1980s office building and a wing of the adjacent historic Malvern Town Hall as new Council offices for 320 staff.
The office building was transformed with a three storey green wall screening the main stair from staff social lounges & kitchens in a light-filled central atrium. Circulation, lounges, meeting rooms and offices open and orient to the atrium, making the building easy to understand and navigate. The interior design of the building separated all three levels and their open office area by colour. Each breakout space had their own identity to create diversity for social spaces within the building.
The heritage wing was opened up to create clarity and spaciousness, removing unsympathetic 1990s fit-out.
New workstations and furniture were selected for both buildings ($1.2m).
Staff teams were located to suit their interactions with the public, and cross-team working relationships. The CEO, Mayor, Councillor facilities and larger Committee rooms were located on the top floor.