SEEK Workplace Fitout
Melbourne's technology hub, Cremorne welcomes SEEK to the neighbourhood
Buildcorp Victoria’s award-winning team have delivered another successful fitout project and largest to date, SEEK Head Quarters in Cremorne.
Our team were appointment in mid-2020 alongside award winning Architect Hassell, CBRE, ARUP, Altus Group and landlord Cremorne Properties to deliver 20,000m2 of purpose-built office space spanning over 7 levels in less than 19 weeks during a global pandemic.
A fast-track project of this scale required six months of pre-construction planning to de-risk the project and fine tune the design alongside base building and interior architect Hassell and ARUP. Careful coordination, testing and protection of the Under Floor Air Distribution system throughout the building was painstakingly planned to enable the team to hit the ground running. Identifying long lead time items, ordering material in advance and planning for the early handover of the main and field comms room’s for SEEK’s IT team was key for the project’s success.
Other innovative methods to ensure SEEK’s timeframes were met included the use of a material hoist positioned inside the stair void to expedite material movement, while a significant number of Buildcorp’s team members and labour resources consistently maintained works across all floors concurrently.
The Project Fitout includes
- Ground floor includes entrance lobby, expansive events space,
- 81no. Meeting rooms,
- 5no. seminar rooms,
- Collaboration spaces,
- Levels 1-5 are work zones an include over 500 workstations,
- Level 6 is the entertaining area and includes beer taps,
- Substantial audio visual package,
- Acoustics rated at 35Rw to 45Rw,
- 2no. Commercial Kitchens,
- Integrated coffee machines,
- Wintergardens on multiple floors,
- over 1500no. workstations, and
- An Under Floor Air Distribution (UFAD) system throughout the building.
Key elements of the project include
Locally sourced materials showcasing Australian designers. In particular, the ground floor reception required an exceptionally high-quality finish and attention to detail. For these elements, our in-house joinery business Euroline was selected.
Switch glass was used for the ground floor central meeting rooms to create privacy without inhibiting the view through the space.
The fully operable Market Place auditorium space is designed to be configured to offer multiple meeting spaces with glazed frontages to allow as much natural light to flow from the ground floor garden as possible.
The Hub space on level 6 is dedicated to SEEKers and provides a place to mingle, relax and have fun. The top floor space includes a bar, games area, a freestanding commercial kitchen pod designed and installed by Mariljohn, a variety of eating spaces and a rooftop terrace with breathtaking views over Melbourne’s skyline.