At the outset, Mirvac ran an extensive consultation and observation process to better understand the wants and needs of the team. Different ways of working were tried and tested in a purpose built prototype space.
The findings of this research informed the design and fit out of the new headquarters. Flexible floor plates across the six levels connect teams horizontally and vertically and points of activity around the staircases encourage interaction and improve the flow of people throughout the space. Presentation spaces located on the edges of the staircases heighten the sense of activity throughout. Mirvac has adopted its own form of activity based working, which supports greater agility in the workplace.
An innovative communications platform utilising market leading technology and showcasing ‘jelly bean’ principles connects teams both within and outside of the office and enables flexible working.
An extension of this platform is a new national app used for onboarding and showing employees and guests how to work within the building in real time. It gathers information from over 100 beacons and sensors throughout the space and provides live information on usage and availability of facilities, including workspaces at Mirvac’s headquarters. It also provides visitors with guided tours of the tenancy, and transparent and real time information on building and workplace operational performance.
Mirvac’s new headquarters in the building is the first in Australia to achieve a GOLD WELL Certification from the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), and only one of only six in the world to achieve this.
The workplace employs market-leading technology to monitor air quality, sunlight, power and water usage, adjusting the internal environment according to the needs of the building and its occupants, allowing for efficiency improvements to be made in real time.