Australian Tax Office
HBO+EMTB were appointed as Principal Design Consultant for the ATO’s 10,000sqm integrated fitout.
The purpose of the project was to accommodate around 800 staff involved in a number of business functions who were relocated from several locations into the one central location. The project was fitout to a building efficiency rating of 4.5 AGBR and the fitout incorporated environmentally sensitive initiatives and efficiencies wherever possible. A fitout of an additional retail space of approximately 200sqm was later included.
The fitout provided ATO with the opportunity to adopt a new workplace standard with the recognition that many staff travel and interact with their counterparts in Sydney and Canberra. The new facility delivered not only a functional and light, bright and healthy working environment, but one that has been a sense of pride for the Brisbane staff utilising the accommodation.
A first for the Brisbane ATO organisation, the fitout delivered a range of multi-use areas, flexible meeting spaces, common communal areas, the ability to teleconference easily and enhanced technology. Staff work points were designed and developed as a response to current and future requirements with prototypes revised to suit.