No longer an afterthought, this luxurious end-of-trip space in the iconic building at 287 Collin St Melbourne, demonstrates what is possible with considered interior design, elevating end-of-trip facilities into the forefront of workspace design and client investment.
In a prominent pocket of Melbourne’s CBD, the end-of-trip facilities at 287 Collins more closely resemble a sophisticated day spa than workplace. The refined palette and curved lines throughout pay homage to the Art Deco building, while the selection of durable materials and strategic placement of luxury facilities ensure optimum functionality.
The design’s loyalty to the legacy of the building, even in a space typically prioritising functionality, demonstrates the importance of end-of-trip facilities in how employers recruit and maintain top talent in a 2023 workplace. With the “shift to quality” in office design, these end-of-trip facilities elegantly encourage the team to make their way back into the office, meeting every need for the modern commuter in this sophisticated space.
This stunning space offers the perfect blend of luxury and functionality, setting a new benchmark for end-of-trip facilities design and redefining the modern workplace experience.
Honouring place, the design incorporates elements from the 1940s lobby to create a cohesive transition between spaces and provide a seamless user experience echoing the building’s historic charm. This is reflected in the curved edges seen in the arched mirrors and walkways, rounded joinery corners, and sweeping curved ceiling.
The palette exudes sophistication, with brushed brass accents and floor-to-ceiling tiling, featuring over 10,000 tiles of elegant Calcutta-inspired vertical stacks and feature walls of intricate hexagon mosaic tiles. Caesarstone benchtops and timber tones create a warm, inviting atmosphere. Moody black ceilings heighten the impact of these finishes, giving the space a sense of depth and grandeur.
Our designer collaborated with Five At Heart, experts in cycling facilities, to ensure all the needs of commuters are met. Durability and functionality were at the forefront of the design, offering a variety of amenities to make the transition from exercising at work or commuting to work as easy as possible – including ample bike storage, lockers, showers, airing cupboards, towel stations, chilled water, and even steamers for work garments.
To step into this space is to be transported to an innovation in design and functionality. Blending the grace of a bygone era with the best in modern materiality, methods and functionality, this space anchors the visitor in time, place, and purpose.