Allens Arthur Robinson Melbourne 2
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Allens Arthur Robinson Melbourne 2

BVN Architecture
Project Manager:
Shape Group
John Gollings

Leading law firm, Allens Arthur Robinson required a new flagship office for their staff in Melbourne. The result is a spectacular new space spread over seven levels. The fitout consisted of individual are shared offices, board rooms, breakout spaces, training facilities and amenities, including showers, for exclusive staff use.

One level is dedicated to external clients and was designed to reflect an art gallery. With impressive artwork displayed throughout this floor, this space is perfect for client events and functions, ensuring that Allens Arthur Robinson can host their own events within a bespoke setting.

The Allens Linklaters project consisted of seven legal floors containing individual and shared offices with open plan workstations, meeting areas with AV requirements, reception and client floor, breakout spaces, a commercial kitchen event space and two open plan galleries.

An entire floor was dedicated to training and services with open plan office space, breakout areas, training rooms, a comms room, and male and female shower facilities for Allens’ staff.

With such a large volume of employees, it was vital to maintain connectivity within the office. SHAPE constructed an intra-tenancy stair and associated void connecting levels 35-40 to ensure an environment that fosters collaboration and communication.

To reflect the quality of Allens Linklaters’ brand, SHAPE devoted one resource to architectural finishes and details, focusing wholly on delivery quality.

In addition, we provided sample offices for sign off by the client prior to undertaking works. SHAPE implemented early defect inspections to rectify issues during the project and eradicate the defect rectification period after project completion. Regular quality inspections with the architect and superintendant also ensured quality.

SHAPE focused on a highly collaborative approach to ensure a smooth transition for Allens Linklaters into their new office.

101 Collins Street is located in the prestigious centre of Melbourne’s CBD has been a landmark on the Melbourne skyline for over 20 years since its completion in 1991.

One of Australia’s leading law firms, Allens Arthur Robinson occupies seven floors of 101 Collins Street as an anchor tenant.

In 2012, leading fitout and refurbishment specialist ISIS together with BVN undertook the project to create a fully integrated working environment for the law firm’s more than 600 staff.

The 12,190 square metre project included the fitout of 272 offices and 30 meeting rooms, creating an environment that fosters collaboration and communication

Designed by BVN Architecture, the fitout included the installation of a large steel feature staircase that connects the 35th to 40th floors in three separate segments.

Load bearing alternations to the buildings steel structure were made as the three metre sections were joined together in-situ to ensure structural integrity during construction.

The project included six levels of staff office space, including individual offices and open plan work areas, staff meeting rooms and spaces, reception area, commercial kitchen and function room, auditorium, client meeting rooms and a library.

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