Worksafe Victoria Headquarters, 1 Malop Street, Geelong VIC

role interior design

value $25 million area 14,000m²

completed date 2017

client Built

WorkSafe Victoria selected 1 Malop Street as their new headquarters accommodation. Designed to maximise ‘Live, Work, Play’ principles, the workplace leads the way in providing work-life balance and features a concierge, café, gym and club style end-of-trip facilities with showers, lockers and bike racks.

The building has been designed with a large public presence, inviting ground level access and strong connectivity to its surrounds.

Ground floor and Level 1 accommodate collaborative and co-working spaces for Worksafe staff and visiting contractors.

Main meeting facilities are located on Level 2 and consist of various sized meeting rooms and a flexible space of four 18 person meeting rooms with walls that retract into a ceiling void to create a large open space. This enables gatherings of up to 400 people with the ability to utilise the outdoor terrace. The adjacent reheat pantry provides catering facilities for events and staff functions. Large board meetings and more formal events can take place on level 5.

Typical levels, from Levels 6 to 11, include spaces that encourage staff to move into different zones to suit their daily tasks as well as promoting a unified and collaborative working environment. These collaborative working spaces are made up of high bench seating, media lounges, booth settings and individual sit to stand desks.

A tech hub which can be utilised by all staff is located on Level 12. This level also accommodates several ancillary spaces including a library, first aid and mother’s room, male and female prayer rooms and a substantial café area with access to an outdoor terrace. The café area can be accessed by all Worksafe employees and allows staff to breakout, collaborate and even work flexibly in any one of the settings while enjoying the views that level 12 offers.