A new sustainable workplace for WACHS Curtin

MKDC were engaged to design a new sustainable workplace for the WA Country Health Service (WACHS) – Research and Innovation Team, in the new Curtin 418 Exchange Building at Curtin University.

The fit-out was designed to a 6-star ESD standard to match the Base Building sustainability rating. MKDC consciously limited our impact on the base building fitout, retaining most of the base building carpet tiles, window treatments, ceiling grid and lighting. For example, the feature timber ceilings in the staff hub and collaboration areas, have been applied to and follow the existing grid, removing any need for any ceiling demolition and enabling us to retain the base building lighting.

The project brief included a reception, large training room with operable wall, open plan workspace, large staff hub, tea prep and multiple collaboration areas. Natural plants, including freestanding pot plants, add to the overall feel of the space and also helped WACHS achieve environmental benchmarks for their sustainable workplace.

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