Futuristic Parramatta Reaching for the Sky

Sydney's western hub will soon be home to two new office towers reaching for the sky. The 53-story towers will feature a terrace with floating gardens, bringing a futuristic feel to the Parramatta skyline.

New Technology Driving Office Design

Office culture is rapidly shifting in the 21st century, and developers wanting to remain ahead of the pack need to address the technological changes in work practices. The flexible work style of today is evolving, with office designers from EBN Office Fitouts keen to take up the challenge and deliver first-class results.

CBD Fitout Incentives Attract Businesses

The migration back to the Melbourne CBD has begun. Recent research from Jones Lang LaSalle reveals a shift in demographics, with many businesses on the city fringe returning to the Melbourne CBD during 2013. There has been a five-fold increase in “centralised” real estate transactions over 1,000 square metres during the previous 12 months.

Legal Office Fitouts Designed for Teamwork

A recent discussion between prominent business partners has revealed a move within legal firms to end the tendency for lawyers to work in isolation. One of the contributors to the talks, Peter Dunne, of Herbert Smith Freehills said ...

The ‘Sky Village’ at 8 Chifley Square

The latest in workplace activity and office design will be on show when the new Sydney skyscraper, located at 8 Chifley Square, opens for business. Prestigious law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth will be established as the anchor tenant, with QBE Insurance and Quantium also filling out space in the 34-story tower. John Denton, CEO of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, believes it will be a first in Australia for a large law firm to locate in a flexible, open style office environment, and the company has signed a lease covering 8000 square metres for a 12 year term.

The Progressive Dental Office

Dental procedures and practices continue to expand as technological advancement creates patient outcomes beyond expectations. Advances in the dental office and operating room environment have also been keeping pace, providing showy, yet clean and sterile environments. Aspects that are literally beginning to shine are the lighting and flooring, both meeting performance standards and aesthetic guidelines.

Is the office cubicle a thing of the past?

There is something about the old fashioned office cubicle that strikes dread into the heart of today's workforce. Many workers around Australia continue to spend their days in solitude, lined up in rows of bland box-like partitions, isolated from the rest of the workforce. The office cubicle, initially designed to transform office environments from open floor plans without any privacy, have over time become the signature image of dreary office life.

Designing a productive startup

Office design has changed radically during the last few years. A perusal of recent startup companies reveals a whole host of changes, with many offices designed to attract a new type of workforce. There is a very real inter-office competition going on, from the introduction of lounge and kitchen facilities, giant flat-screen TVs, and even amusement machines to keep staff satisfied and socialised among their colleagues