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Optima was proud to be involved in the fitout of BHP’s Melbourne office consolidation at their Collins Street premises.

This ambitious project involved a downsizing in floor occupancy and an upscaling of décor, tech and design. The purpose was to adapt to new work patterns and maximise office design in alignment with BHP’s ‘Future Ways of Working’ principles. Optima’s collaboration with Architects, Woods Bagot and Lead Contractors, Shape Australia resulted in a modern, flexible, and sustainable workspace that sets new standards in office design.

Collins Street, Melbourne, Australia

Woods Bagot

Shape Australia

A highly ambitious project

The primary goal was to create a workspace that supports BHP’s evolving work patterns and enhances collaboration. BHP wanted an adaptable and flexible office environment that could accommodate various working styles and foster teamwork. A key objective was to achieve a 6-Star Green Star rating, reflecting the highest standards in green building practices. Additionally, the office design needed to be highly visually appealing while meeting stringent acoustic and performance standards. Which is where Optima’s superior acoustic expertise was invaluable.

The project required a comprehensive approach to design and performance, addressing rigorous acoustic requirements, absolute structural stability, and the need for aesthetic coherence across four floors. Maintaining the structural integrity of the glass partitions on uneven concrete floors presented an additional challenge.

Our suite of invaluable solutions

Downsizing and upscaling to achieve success

The BHP project involved complex logistics and challenging timescales, divided into two stages. Stage one focused on refurbishing the Business Centre on the ground floor and mezzanine level, featuring an impressive 6m high ceiling, meeting rooms, a kitchen, an open café, and a flexible events space. Additionally, two floors were vacated and handed back to building management. Stage two required condensing BHP’s occupation from five floors to two and a half floors, meeting a strict handover deadline to allow time for technical installation.

The project’s design and aesthetics combined Optima’s glass partitions with high-quality finishes such as Dulux Duralloy Manor Red and Dulux Shoji White, resulting in a visually stunning workspace. This aesthetic appeal was matched by functional excellence, demonstrating BHP’s commitment to creating an efficient and attractive work environment.

Sustainability was a key focus, with the fitout targeting a 6-Star Green Star rating, showcasing BHP’s dedication to sustainable building practices and environmental responsibility. The project’s success was further underscored by winning the Master Builders Victoria 2023 Excellence in Construction Award for Excellence in Fitout over AUD 10m.

Excellence, delivered

The client expressed great satisfaction with the outcome, highlighting the modern design and the effective support of their ‘Future Ways of Working’ principles. The collaborative effort ensured the project was completed two months ahead of schedule, meeting all performance and aesthetic goals.

The BHP Melbourne office consolidation project is a testament to Optima’s ability to deliver high-performance, visually stunning, and sustainable office solutions. The successful integration of advanced glass partitioning systems, tailored to meet the unique needs of the client, reflects Optima’s commitment to excellence in cutting edge office design and construction.

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