Client: EGMONT DIXON
Project Type: Commercial
Project Timeframe: December 2022 - July 2023
Architects: Warren And Mahoney
A high-level of architectural detail and top-quality workmanship is showcased throughout Simpson Grierson’s new offices at 40 Bowen St behind Parliament. The law firm occupies 1200m2 on the top floor of 40 Bowen, which was built by LT McGuinness and has a green-star rating and exceptional seismic resilience.
The Simpson-Grierson finish includes various curved partitions, several ceiling selections and extensive joinery. Meeting and quiet rooms are separated by a bespoke glazed timber door which is part of the extensive acoustic separation across the communal open-planned workspace, the reception, the front-of-house barista/kitchen and the main boardroom/10-person meeting room.
Among the job’s notable features is the extensive veneer panelling which wraps around the various curved partitions. The reception/front-of-house area and the boardroom finishes are particularly striking.
On the ceiling are one-of-a-kind hammer copper panels, the first time this product has been used in a ceiling application. The panels’ installation required successful collaboration between sub-contractors, architect and the LTM team. With almost all the project’s elements requiring a high level of detail, collaboration with all parties was essential and this became another feature of the job.
The short programme and bespoke materials put big pressure on procurement. We worked well with the Warren & Mahoney design team and there was a strong focus on procurement management and sub-contractor communication across the project.