Hidden behind the ugly ceiling of this old wool store we discovered a majestic timber sawtooth roof structure, which once revealed provided a perfect opportunity to create a striking workplace.

Screen Australia is the key Federal Government direct funding body for the Australian screen production industry. Across its various departments, Screen Australia supports the development, production, promotion and distribution of Australian screen content.

The organisation is largely made up of teams working both together and independently, with a balance of quiet space against the need for different types of collaborative activities – allowing interaction without distraction of others. A range of meeting places, alternative workplaces, quiet rooms and reading areas all complement each other to provide the required balance.

The completely open plan workplace sits on a raised access floor finished in a lime washed hardwood; with the reception and meeting room areas finished with polished concrete.

The project team included; Hassell – interior design, Aston Consulting – services engineers, MBM –quantity surveyors and cost consultants, Brentnall Certification – private certifier.

Key contractors and suppliers; SPM – fitout contractor , EDV – electrical services, Envar – mechanical services, Flamesafe – fire services, Aspect Furniture , workstations, Living Edge, Kezu, Space Furniture, Corporate Culture, Stylecraft, Wilkhahn, James Richardson, Forest for the Trees, and Hub  – Furniture. Danny Kildare – Photography

The brief was to consolidate the business, unifying the agency and providing a pleasant, light-filled and efficient open-plan working environment … and to do this within a tight time frame and a fixed budget. Hamilton Projects took us there calmly and methodically, and the results surpassed everyone’s expectations.”

Matthew Tucker, Manager Facilities and Services, Screen Australia