The evolution of Melbourne’s vibrant Collingwood as a creative and professional hub has been bolstered with the introduction of BPM’s first commercial project, Studio Light – a sophisticated architectural response that introduces an element of urban New York to the historic grain of the area.
Located at 4 Gold Street, Collingwood, the project comprises flexible creative office spaces across six levels, ranging in size from 107 square meters to 433 square meters, as well as a 107 square meter café at ground level.
Designed in collaboration with global architecture practice, Hassell, Studio Light will deliver a bold architectural statement by activating the surrounding street frontage and delivering a unique panelled façade, which plays on the sun’s ever-changing position to create a series of lustrous reflections.
The 496 square meter site is positioned between Johnston and Smith Streets, with offices enjoying expansive city and treetop views. A 148 square meter rooftop deck provides a flexible gathering space for meetings and events, while generous outdoor terraces on levels three and five provide additional private recreational spaces.
BPM’s vision for the project was to set a contemporary new benchmark in boutique workspace design.
BPM Founder and Managing Director Jonathan Hallinan said designing world-class commercial buildings like Studio Light is part of BPM’s strategy to apply the same luxury approach and design aesthetic typically associated with our high-end residential projects to progressive working spaces.”
Mr Hallinan said that projects like Studio Light will appeal to tenants and purchasers looking for a holistic approach to working, rather than just an office.
“The integration of an expansive rooftop deck and private outdoor terraces, as well as the café space on ground level, really set Studio Light apart from the existing creative office spaces in the area.”
With 34 on and off street bicycle spaces, and 13 car spaces, Studio Light is ideal for dynamic creative businesses, with its base-build specification providing a rare opportunity for purchasers or tenants to create a bespoke space in line with their professional requirements.
NBN infrastructure and security access will be installed throughout the building.
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As an award-winning developer, BPM doesn't plan on resting on its laurels. The company has a range of projects in the works across the Australia, including Melbourne, which are driven by their style of bringing innovative quality design into development projects.
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Complimenting Shadow Play’s architectural narrative is the curatorial vision of Paul Hecker & Hamish Guthrie of celebrated interior design firm Hecker Guthrie. Driven by the principals of authenticity, consideration and enthusiasm, Shadow Play reflects the profound relationship that each of these principals has in creating a cohesive, highly considered and luxurious environment.
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