Barry Plant - Northcote

Understated elegance with a contemporary delivery

Barry Plant real estate strives to provide the highest quality services to their clients while aiming to keep their staff empowered on the job. Canopy Fitouts was given the task of creating a fresh new look for Barry Plant Northcote, and supporting the creation of a point of difference among businesses that provide a similar service in the area. At Canopy Fitouts, we believe your surroundings can inspire you, and in this case, we had a lot of aspects to draw on. For Barry Plant Northcote, ‘understated elegance with a contemporary delivery’ was the overarching design brief. Our goal for this office fitout was to ensure staff members and clients feel comfortable and revitalised from the moment they step into the building. The vision we had for the new Barry Plant Northcote branch was industrial yet sophisticated.  


The direction

When considering this office fitout, we were inspired by contrasting sleek and raw elements. The concrete columns at the front of the tenancy were left in their original condition to contrast with the black panelled feature wall. Monochrome tones of black and grey were used throughout the space to create a contemporary feel – and in order to draw passing pedestrians to the intriguing designs on display, floor-to-ceiling windows were utilised to fully allow light in to expose the creation. The reception area is always an important focus of a business and the goal was to create something exclusive within the space. The reception counter itself was custom-designed  to incorporate the stunning feature wall.  

A contemporary front-of-house

The curvature shape allowed the matte black panels to seamlessly continue over the front of the counter, adding soft movement to the space. The same trowelled concrete finish used on the floor was applied to the counter top, it is the contrasting colours of light and dark that add elements of industrial and sophistication to tie in with the brief. Another standout element within the office fitout is the feature wall you see as soon as you enter. Made from curved individual black timber panels set against the concrete floor and black-framed glass - a clear contemporary feel. Additionally, this was inclusive of a hidden door for staff to access the back of house area.

A space for staff

Barry Plant Northcote also wanted to revitalise the kitchen within their tenancy as it’s also used as a staff break area. Given that this wasn’t a customer facing area, we were able to be a little more adventurous with our finishes. Our aim for this room's fitout was to be exciting and visually different from the rest of the tenancy, to give staff a visual break from looking at their screens and paperwork. Looking at different patterns and textures can help you have a mental break and divide work from play.  



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The transformation was incredible and very satisfying for the Canopy Fitouts team. We managed to transform what felt like an empty and stark space into a sleek semi-industrial space divided into two main areas, a back of house space for staff to enjoy their time at work and a front of house area which is sophisticated and professional for client-facing meetings. The quality of the finishes are premium, and the space as a whole conveys a sense of the client brief that the team at Canopy Fitouts are very proud of. Speak with the Canopy Fitouts team for your next office fitout – we don’t mind giving you a little advice on cost, budgets, requirements, and timeframes. So give us a call on 1800 434 868 or email, and we’d be more than happy to chat with you about your business' needs!  

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