Foyer and Cafe Refurbishment

This Melbourne CBD building is recognisable from the outside as the home of the ABC TV series Utopia’s ‘Nation Building Authority’. Now the ground floor lobby is also a spectacle to entreat visitors and the caffeine-seeking public.
Debtech undertook the challenging roles of; coordinating alignment and consensus of the owners corporation, managing the design development, approvals, budget and contract management.
The project’s design requirements included; upgrade whilst ensuring ongoing building access, the ‘living green wall’, 30 seat café, accessible street front and lighting upgrade. The result is a magnificent Melbourne foyer experience and, with a café taking up residence, is also worth the short wait for a latte.
This small project included complexity with multiple closely engaged stakeholders, building tenants, asbestos removal, ongoing access constraints and a high-spec finish.