Australian Unity Head Office271 Spring Street, MelbourneMelbourne, Australia

NDY Digital were engaged by Australian Unity to provide specialist Workplace Technology Consulting Services for their new head office at 271 Spring Street, Melbourne.

The new office space accommodates over 1,000 staff across 12,500 sq m and provides a connection between its people and the community whilst integrating the heritage elements of the iconic Elms Family Hotel into the overall building design.

The hub-style workplace focuses on wellness and enabling an agile, mobile and flexible workforce. The design encourages movement between smaller spaces into larger social areas including a café, retail zone, training and event areas. A unique feature is the two floor tiered Amphitheatre that also acts as a village square with its large LED video boards, concealed line-array loudspeakers for crystal clear audio anywhere and an edge-blended projection mapping “Art Wall”.

A suite of Microsoft Skype for Business enabled meeting and conferencing spaces allow staff to move effortlessly throughout the building whilst remaining connected to the technology tools they need. Staff and guests quickly and simply connect to the audio visual technology, share their screen wirelessly and collaborate with video and voice in online meetings. Meeting spaces are managed in the cloud allowing staff to reserve rooms online or adhoc at the meeting room’s scheduling panel.

To provide Australian Unity with flexibility to manage the audio visual technology remotely, as well as providing a robust and reliable infrastructure for complex spaces to simply and easily adapt to changing technology requirements, an AV distribution over IP Network solution was deployed.

Architect:  Bates Smart

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