have been selected as the interior design team for the commercial fit-out of Flight Centre Australia’s global headquarters at Southpoint in Grey Street, South Brisbane.
The Flight Centre tenancy will occupy 23,500 square metres of workspace in the building which has been developed by the Anthony John Group.
The $590 million Southpoint development will include Brisbane’s second luxury boutique Emporium Hotel, a residential building and restaurants, bars, a supermarket and convenience-based retail.
Located on Grey Street, between Vulture and Tribune Streets, Southpoint will also be one of the largest mixed-use, transport-oriented development (TOD) projects in Queensland.
This will be amongst the largest interior design and commercial office fit-outs in the Brisbane market in recent years.
The fit-out will include features such as a staff gym, client meeting areas, staff social event spaces and extensive training spaces.
The brief, issued by Lend Lease Business Solutions on behalf of the Flight Centre Group, called for a “vibrant and exciting workplace for Flight Centre’s employees, customers and visitors.”
Warrick Scott, leader of pdt architects’ interiors team,
said the brief called for an innovative design approach with maximum efficiencies and sought a design firm which could embrace a unique culture because of Flight Centre’s distinct operational work culture.
“We were delighted to be chosen for this signature fit-out project for such an iconic Queensland business brand, which has made its presence felt globally,” he said.
“It reflects positively on our designers and on their experience because the assessment was weighted heavily on these factors. It was also seen as a good cultural fit between the people at Flight Centre and our designers at pdt,” he said.
“Their constantly changing operational requirements mean the solutions need to be innovative, interactive and highly flexible. Flight Centre’s unique Family, Village, Tribe culture requires a suitably designed environment to capture this essence and help it flourish.”
“We are now working with the team within Flight Centre who are coordinating their requirements and translating this into a design which will meet their operational and budget objectives,” he said
Queensland construction firm Watpac are expected to commence construction within weeks.