Sage MicrOpay Melbourne

This is the seventh project that arnoldane has undertaken for the Sage Group within Australia. The Sage Group is an international company specialising in Payroll and People Management software with Australian offices located in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. Sage MicrOpay develop, supply and train their customers in payroll software.

The 2013 project was for the Sage MicrOpay business located in the Melbourne CBD over 730sqm. The brief included the amalgamation of 2 groups that were not previously co-located.

The client’s original office area was 1000sqm and a key element of the brief was to accommodate the 2 existing offices and services in a consolidated footprint of 730sqm without affecting to the function of the office or staff amenity.

We achieved this through rigorous planning and consultation with the client. Large individual offices and wasted floor space associated with store areas were replaced with an open plan office and creative storage solutions. The Reception, waiting and staff café were grouped together on the building perimeter to reduce circulation spaces and promote collaboration while taking advantage of the CBD views.

A sculptural quality to the space was provided for the Melbourne group with custom joinery, designed to provide visual interest. A bespoke joinery piece serves as a back drop to the Reception. The piece appears to float with shelves supported by clear acrylic to allow view to the buildings beyond and allow natural light to filter in.

A ‘residential feel’ for the staff breakout design is intended to encourage collaboration between the Sage group of companies now living together in one space.

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