From coffee, to water, energy drinks and alcohol, Coca-Cola Amatil is an FMCG powerhouse. They wanted a new workplace to demonstrate their industrial might, while being an inspiring and efficient environment to work in. Finding an alternative premises to accommodate their people was proving a challenge, so they decided to extend their lease and appoint Unispace to help reorder the space they had.
We undertook a strategic briefing to establish project objectives, with findings informing the landscape of the new space. By looking at their existing space and carefully listening to their requirements, we saw how Coca Cola Amatil could not only remain where they were, and still accommodate everyone comfortably, but even give up one of their six floors.
The new office space is designed for flexibility and longevity. Senior managers now sit amongst their teams in an agile workspace, moving away from the traditional style they had before, with quiet rooms facilitating privacy when required.
Teams are encouraged to integrate and collaborate, through collaboration lounges, teapoints, a bar, retreat lounge, drinks emporium and terrace; with technology seamlessly integrated into the design.
The design centres around moments of surprise; little moments that have the ability to turn good experiences into great ones for clients and staff. A designated client floor gives a dramatic welcome to visitors; a space filled with light and sweeping harbour views. Efficiency in design ensured existing elements were reused – from breakout chairs made of reused Coca Cola bottles, to utilisation of old work stations into benchstyle seating.As an occupied space, the project was completed in stages. A complex stacking program utilised level 12 as a transition floor, while works were undertaken, in order to minimise disruption.
The new space heralded a new sense of energy for the Coca-Cola Amatil team; a design that’s as forward-thinking as it is respectful of its heritage. Now that’s what we call refreshing.