HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt delivers Hayesbery workspace

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The Hayesbery in Sydney is one of the latest examples of an ex-industrial facility being adapted to a workspace.

The site, delivered by HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt Group, is now the flagship workspace for Goodman, the global industrial property group.

Four former industrial buildings, which originally hosted a dye works, felt mill and hat factory, are now linked by a courtyard and internal laneway.

Services that are typically contained within wall and ceiling cavities, like mechanical, electrical, fire protection and hydraulics, are exposed in The Hayesbery. This design allowed these services to become a feature in their own right, giving HDR the impetus to consider form and function.

The space also now includes a rainwater storage tank, solar panels, and efficient lighting and HVAC controls. In line with COVID-19 developments during the installation phase, the building also has changed desk considerations, sensor-operated bathroom doors and microbial copper handles on all meeting room doors.

Other features include:

  • lobby and concierge
  • internal and external meeting rooms and collaboration spaces
  • communal café
  • utilities room
  • wellness centre
  • gym and yoga space
  • end-of-trip facilities
  • multi-faith room
  • storage and package pick-up room
  • courtyard with outdoor dining
  • internal laneway
  • winter garden atrium
  • on-site tech bar
  • 16-person boardroom, including full-service kitchen
  • two electric vehicle charging stations, and
  • bike racks.


“We’re really pleased to have been part of such a considered and collaborative design process,” says Shayne Blazley, HDR | Hurley Palmer Flatt project director, “with everyone involved aspiring to achieve a new benchmark for industrial reuse through creating a flexible workspace.”


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