- Katestone Environmental
The client approached Witbrook to determine what we were able to offer based on design, services and turn-key solution. As part of the office fitout, budget estimates were to be submitted prior to work being able to commence. During the initial meetings with Katestone they expressed interest in what we had been able to do previously by way of design and also the ability to work within their current budget parameters.
Witbrook was engaged for the design services, Project Management, building and construction.
Katestone had very specific requirements about the office fitout. The brief specifically required Witbrook to utilise natural resources where possible and use environmentally friendly products and services due to the company’s history with clean energy. This meant the following requirements in the large staff lunchroom;
– Polished concrete flooring
– Re-cycled timber for the kitchen bench
– Polished concrete benchtops
A lot of glass was used as part of the office fitout to keep the office well lit by natural light and provide ventilation.
The building of the offices incorporated a large amount of glass, including sliding aluminium glazed doors. Witbrook supplied and installed new workstations to create a large open plan areas allowing the office to take in natural light. Custom built joinery was used to achieve large amounts of storage within the workspaces. The open plan part of the office also features a screened panel with hanging monkey pots made from recycled material to provide a dynamic feature wall.
The reception area also incorporates recycled timber important to the client brief. Sprinker alterations, air conditioning alterations, bi-folding windows in the lunch room and loose furniture which also exhibited recycled materials.
Kateston were extremely happy with the final outcome and noted the closeness of the final fitout to those shown in the concept drawerings.
"Working with Keith was wonderful and Anthony did an amazing job on the design. Keith and his team were very professional, organised and nothing was ever too much trouble. He also managed to keep to our original budget and delivered a fantastic result within our timeframe. We are very happy with the final product. In fact it is even better than we thought it would be. Thanks guys, I would recommend your team to anyone."
Donna Wruck, Katestone