GH Commercial were proud to partner with Architecture and Design’s 2022 Sustainability Awards to present the Interior Design Award to finalist fjmt interiors for their SubStation No.164 project. fjmt interiors in collaboration with fjmt studio created a new Head Office for Built Sydney within the adaptive reuse development SubStation No.164. A heritage warehouse and electrical substation are seamlessly integrated through modern insertions and interconnecting stairs, providing multiple view lines and circulation paths that provide a modern, sustainable and healthy workplace.

Originally two adjacent heritage buildings, the Shelley Warehouse and Electrical Substation No.164, were integrated by way of penetrations through their adjoining walls. As the Substation and Warehouse levels have differing heights, a series of stairs were used to unify the floors. Above, a new curvilinear glass tower is supported by a core and columns that penetrate through the heritage structure.

fjmt Interiors worked together with Built to determine which floors of the new development would best suit their business needs and heritage Levels two to four were selected to create the 2410 square metre mix of client-facing and open plan workspace.

The two existing buildings are Heritage Listed along with the fit out targeting a 6 Star Green Star Interiors and WELL Platinum Rating. The combination of all three of these governing bodies and rating systems added an extra level of complexity and challenges to the project that were incorporated from the onset.

The design centres around respecting the heritage and celebrating the new, while incorporating an industrial aesthetic befitting a construction company. The introduction of biophilic elements and materiality for occupant comfort and well-coordinated technology inclusions compose the future-forward workplace.

GH Commercial Supporting Architects and Designers

GH Commercial are proud to support architects and designers in their pursuit of pushing the boundaries of sustainability architecture and design to new frontiers. GH Commercial are on a continuous journey to Believe in Better™ to work towards increasing sustainable practices across our three pillars people, performance and planet. Undertaking the challenge to do better everyday in everything we do. 

Architecture and Design’s 2022 Sustainability Summit was a fantastic opportunity to engage with a range of individuals and businesses. Providing a range of educational content and industry leading discussions through a range of panels. Joel Williamson, GH Commercial’s National Commercial Sales Manager provided his industry insights at the Product Panel: A complete solution - investigating the product life cycle panel.

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