Hannel Street Office Fitout


MADE Architectural Constructions


Hannel Street, Newcastle NSW

Webber worked with Buildcert to deliver a new fitout for its Wickham premises. Once the spatial layout and size was confirmed with the Client, detailed layouts were generated. This approach ensured Client ownership of the design at an early stage. It also allowed us to determine the spatial fit of the proposed works to accommodate maximum future staff expansion nominated by the brief while maintaining an acceptable internal working environment. The brief was to achieve an open plan with break out rooms, private offices, reception area, meeting room, boardroom, lunch room with outdoor bbq area. 

The masterplan conversion of an existing light industrial property created three high end office tenancies with new mezzanine floor spaces. The design achieves an open plan, collaborative working environment with integrated breakout spaces, quiet spaces, and a high-end finish.

Utilising the existing workshop area allowed the fitout to be completed without demolition under a reduced construction program, enabling the Client to occupy the space within four months. This approach also ensured a lower capital cost and allowed the Client to market the remaining portion of the building tenancy for lease in its current fitout state.

The new façade adds a public domain forecourt entry improving the streetscape. New window openings and façade screening add visual relief, provide environmental benefits to the building, and activate what is a changing streetscape along Hannell Street from a predominately light industrial to high end commercial.