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Volunteer Service Abroad

the brief

Volunteer Service Abroad asked us to assist with securing a larger tenancy space for their office and to design a new fitout to meet the needs of their unique organization. The space needed to be multi-functional providing meeting rooms, office space, and a large area for training and social gatherings.

the challenges

A key challenge was to deliver a final fitout that met all the clients requirements for separate functional spaces whilst still maintaining an open plan office environment. Changes to the scope during the project created the additional challenge of incorporating extra meeting spaces without inflating the budget.

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what we did

To meet these goals we designed a suite of flexible meeting rooms and offices that can double as interview rooms, keeping the number of built spaces to a sensible number. In conjunction a large flexible use area incorporating a large sliding door allowed the main training room to expand into the adjacent staff breakout space for use with larger gatherings and training groups. This built environment is generally placed away from the building perimeter ensuring staff are provided with a quality working environment and connection to the outside and natural light. Careful layout of the new fitout also ensures the existing internal columns disappear into the new built environment providing a clean, clutter free floor.

the results

We created a colourful, inviting and fresh office environment and back drop to showcase the diversity of work undertaken by Volunteer Service Abroad.


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