1850s heritage building with old bank vaults
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PBC was founded by Managing Director Peter Berry in 1990. In the decades since, PBC has grown into a leading provider of human capital consulting services. It is an old 1850s building featuring old bank vaults and big steel vault doors. Prior to Peter Berry taking over the tenancy, a business that revolved around match making high profile couples use to operate there.
Brand New Space
We were approached by Peter Berry with a goal of wanting to create a brand-new office space for their growing business. We wanted to make sure it followed their brand aesthetic and was kept modern, sleek, and professional whilst playing on the originality of the building.
The back of the office space had a high trust and exposed ceilings and the high ceilings posed some challenges as we had to be selective on how we built the different rooms for the tenancy. This office featured meeting rooms, reception and work stations. The reception near a smaller meeting room had 3.7m high ceilings and ensured it was suitable and functional for the space and wasn’t seen as a tall, cavernous place. We also installed 3.7m glass wall in the area which had it’s own challenges but we pulled it off successfully.
A Modern Twist
We wanted to incorporate a modern twist on this heritage listed building in contrast to the heritage exterior. We painted the existing timber black to juxtapose the stark white walls. The high ceilings and glass partitions were a great feature utilised and implement to create the illusion of space as we had a small space to work with. We used glass partitions to separate the meeting rooms from the workspaces. The tenancy also featured acoustic panels to provide the meeting room with further privacy.
Double Skin Brick
The internal walls were all double skin brick and the office space featured big bay styled windows which is rare to come across in an office. We spent time making sure these windows were operable and nice to open up to allow fresh air into the space.