Knight Frank commissioned Building Guild to deliver the workplace fit-out for global brand British Telecom’s (BT) national office based in North Sydney.
The contemporary offices were designed by Sydney-based Siren Design in collaboration with BT’s UK global property team to ensure the project met all international design requirements stipulated by the brand’s guidelines.
The resulting 1480sqm space comprises an entire ground floor with a glazed atrium foyer and reception area. The $3.6m, value-engineered, fit-out saw the demolition of the existing office space, a fit-out of the communications room and renovation of the teleconferencing suites, secure communications and government-certified secure communications rooms. We also installed high-specification joinery and high-specification acoustic offices throughout. Value-engineering was applied prior to commencing.
One of the project’s challenges was the early hand over of the communications rooms and Stage 1 area to permit BT’s IT team with comprehensive and uninterrupted access to migrate their IT systems.
Another complex aspect of the project was the highly technical audio-visual and teleconferencing installation required. In approaching the state-of-the-art requirements for mechanical, electrical, fire and audio-visual services, our consultant was engaged to design the intricate infrastructure. All new offices were linked to ensure high-definition video conferencing around the world.