John Gorton Building Refurbishment, King Edward Terrace, Parkes

role Architecture, Interior Design value confidential area 6,250m² completed date December 2017 client AMA Projects

peckvonhartel were engaged by AMA Projects to design, document and deliver a refurbishment of the John Gorton Building (JGB). The refurbishment works included upgrading the end of trip facilities, change rooms, bathrooms and kitchenettes, café upgrade works, lighting upgrade and DDA upgrades.

Working within the project budget, the design outcome was coordinated to accommodate the desires of the end user, as well as the building owners. The car park was redesigned to accommodate the requirements of new building tenants, including an increased number of locker rooms, bicycle parking, upgraded amenities areas and wayfinding graphics. The kitchenettes and amenities from the ground level to level four were upgraded to achieve DDA compliance. The café was also refurbished to accommodate a new operational style and aesthetic aligned with the upgrade works throughout the building.

Sophisticated and simple material and finishes palettes were used that expressed the professional working environment of the users. peckvonhartel also sourced Australian manufactured products, that were cost effective and durable for longevity of the fitout.

Key challenges involved coordinating compliant upgrades within the existing building footprint, to not adversely affect leasable office tenancy area and to achieve a design outcome that met the requirements of the current tenants yet provided sufficient flexibility to accommodate for future tenant’s needs.

peckvonhartel was able to design the refurbished areas with materials and finishes that both revitalized these areas, and complemented the existing tenancy fitout.