A Commonwealth Agency | Melbourne

A Commonwealth Agency | Melbourne 2020-09-16T15:56:37+10:00

Project Description

Project Details


L16, 530 Collins Street, Melbourne


782 m2


Design + Construct




10 Weeks


7 Weeks

A Commonwealth Agency | Melbourne

Following a competitive tendering process Sheldon was appointed to work on the Commonwealth Agency Collins Street, Melbourne fitout for the merge of two government offices, creating an interesting set of requirements due to their sensitive relationship.

The project as a whole was presented with an unique and intricate piece throughout all major components of design and construct. Production was driven by the clients requirements to reuse the existing elements within a seven week construction period. However, with such highly sensitive government activities conducted within the space, the need for high acoustic and security considerations was vital. 

Expanding on the experience gained in the Sydney Commonwealth Agency office fitout, Sheldon was able to keep the same project team to enable a seamless approach when transferring the knowledge and design elements for the brand consistency. This spanned from the selection of chairs to the room signage, to sit-to-stand workstations, to the extensive custom joinery designs to suit each department’s needs. Through careful consideration of air pathways and ceiling construction as well as the wall and ceiling finishes for air flow rationale, Sheldon successfully constructed areas and rooms that contained its sounds and ambience.

Tailored, light-filled and unique. The refreshing take of the Commonwealth Agency’s space made eco-friendly use of existing materials, while steadily moving into a more expressive and contemporary atmosphere. Due to Sheldon’s inhouse divisions of design , pm, furniture and joinery manufacturing, Shedon’ were able to de risk the project while successfully managing budget and timing to achieve an excellent result for the Commonwealth Agency.

Thanks to the Sheldon team we have had end-to-end design solutions that have enhanced the identity of our State offices. The staff are extremely happy with the outcomes and design principles and also your willingness to be onsite to repair issues as soon as they arise. The end to end approach which encompasses FFE, design, security and ICT is what makes Sheldon stand out and the low lead times on FFE have been a huge bonus for our tight timeframes.

Julie Watts.