Due to the business growth they’ve recently experienced in Melbourne, Pinsent Masons were relocating their office into a larger tenancy on Level 46 at the prestigious 101 Collins Street building. The intention was to create a space with greater accessibility that reflects their company values, and they engaged SHAPE to complete an ECI phase and deliver their new fitout.
The scope of works involved open plan workstations, bookable meeting rooms, flexible offices, a kitchen, cafe and large breakout space, as well as team areas designed for collaboration. Small library spaces featuring custom joinery pieces surrounded the work areas, providing staff with zones for focus work. The front of house area included a new reception space with a feature stone desk, a waiting area, client meeting rooms and a boardroom.
Given the nature of the client’s work, achieving high acoustic ratings was a key priority for Pinsent Masons. The SHAPE team collaborated with the acoustic engineer and consultants to provide buildability advice on acoustic detailing around base building junctions. This helped ensure a strong acoustic performance throughout the fitout.
A key highlight for SHAPE was successfully delivering a quality outcome for all the high-end features of the project. The client area included bespoke stone and joinery pieces, polished ceilings, custom furniture and hand-made light fittings. As part of our quality control measures, the team provided prototyping of joinery detailing and samples of finishes to ensure the design intent and quality standards were met. The completed space incorporates warm, neutral tones that aligns with the Pinsent Masons brand and reflects their company values.