The fitout of Allens’ new offices at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne is one of the most detailed and demanding office fitouts ISIS has undertaken in its 22-year history, according to James Doyle, ISIS commercial manager.
According to James Doyle, ISIS commercial manager, the fitout of Allens’ new offices at 101 Collins Street in Melbourne is one of the most detailed and demanding office fitouts ISIS has undertaken in its 22-year history.
Designed by BVN Architecture, the fitout included the installation of a large steel feature staircase that connects the 35th to 40th floors in three separate segments. It was brought up in 3 metre sections via lift and welded together in situ to ensure structural integrity and a flawless finish. It also necessitated complex load bearing alterations to the building’s steel structure.
The 10,500-square metre project included the fitout of 272 offices and more than 30 meeting rooms across six and three-quarter floors to meet the requirements of the law firm’s more than 600 staff. The new offices are divided into two major sections, with the first consisting of six levels of staff office space, including individual offices and open plan work areas, and staff meeting rooms and spaces.
There is also a single level ‘Client Floor’ with reception area, a commercial kitchen and function room, auditorium, client meeting rooms with video conferencing facilities and a library.
The main theme that drove the fitout was collaboration, Craig Wallace, Allens’ chief operating officer, notes. “What this fitout has done is given us the tools to be an even more collaborative law firm through the excellent use of communal spaces and cutting edge technology,” he says.