McConnell Dowell

Level 5, 1 McNab Avenue
Footscray VIC 3011

The Western Program Alliance (WPA) is a joint venture between McConnell Dowell Constructors and Arup which have been successful in the award of several Level Crossing Removal Projects, and which will form part of the ‘Western Program’ for the alliance.

ODC Design were recently appointed by McConnell Dowell to complete the design, supply and construction of their new office fitout located in Footscray.

The brief was to provide the alliance with a suitable office accommodation to facilitate its project management, engineering and design teams. This was achieved with a simple and inviting unmanned reception and waiting area. The layout provided for an open plan workspace of 100 high density and functional workstations and includes breakout areas to allow for multipurpose functionality and informal stand-up meetings. Collaboration areas were also strategically placed around the office to promote workbased conversations away from workstations.

The use of booth seating separated small meeting space and quiet rooms from the open plan workstations. Whiteboards were also featured in the larger meeting rooms.

Our designer successfully used McConnell Dowell’s corporate colours of black and green against a white backdrop to achieve a minimalist look and feel.