What a year 2018 is already shaping up to be! SPH architecture + interiors has hit the ground sprinting this year, after the team enjoyed a short, but (very) well earned break over the Christmas period.
The SPH Directors are expecting 2018 to be a significant year, with multiple projects due for completion, ongoing development of new and existing team members, as well as speaking opportunities at various conferences and events throughout the year.
SPH is due to reach practical completion of the Corruption and Crime Commission’s (CCC) office relocation and fitout project in February (watch this space). This project will transition the agency from a primarily cellular office space to an ABW plan, managing nine differing internal department / stakeholder groups, high security requirements, complex AV and ICT solutions, courtroom and interview room design and new public interface. The project had a highly compressed briefing to tender period and required integration within an existing building and its services. SPH will deliver the CCC a fitout that successfully implements their workspace design strategy under budget and within the clients critical timeframes – yay team!
The SPH interior design team has also been extremely busy, recently completing the fitout of Western Powers Metropolitan Control Centre and Primary Control Room. The fitout needed to be cost effective, whilst creating a highly visual control room space that would present well to Western Power internal and external stakeholders. The fitout also needed to be durable and suitable for 24 x 7 operations. The workspace was designed with the health and wellbeing of operators in mind, ensuring ergonomic factors were incorporated into the design.
The Williams Health Centre project is under construction and due for completion by the end of the year (you can read more about this project here), and a new early learning centre for Ellenbrook is due for completion in Spring. Our aged care project in Geegeelup is also tracking along very nicely, with completion on track for early 2019.
Retrospectively, 2017 was a very successful year for our team, with the company celebrating its 10th birthday, our appointment as designers for several large scale projects across the aged care, retirement living, corporate office fitout and industrial sectors, and the beginning of an exciting brand refresh to be rolled out later this year.
A stand out achievement for the SPH architecture + interiors team last year was the successful completion of the Narrogin Cottage Homes project. The essence of this project was to create a therapeutic environment that would nurture and enable people living with dementia. Through a collaborative design process SPH architecture + interiors was able to draw on a growing body of evidence along with our own expertise in relation to design for dementia, to create a best practice design that meets the needs of both residents and care givers. The design includes spaces for residents to engage in communal activities, whilst offering private spaces for retreat and relaxation. The key design objective was to allow residents to live with dignity whilst promoting independence in a discretely secure environment.
On a more personal front, our team members have some exciting events they are looking forward to over the coming months. A weddings, oversees holidays and milestone birthdays are all on the not too distant horizon.
So it seems 2018 is certainly shaping up to be anything but ordinary.
All of us at SPH architecture + interiors hope it is a truly successful year for you and your family, and we are all very much looking forward to seeing what 2018 has to behold.