We are an accounting firm and have recently invested in a block of land that is 929sqm. Dimensions are approx 55metres deep and 17 metres wide. There is an easement running across the property approx. 38 metres down the block. As a result of the easement we feel it would be best to construct an office at the front of the block with parking at rear. We would run a driveway most likely down the Western boundary to access the carpark, although this could be done on the eastern boundary if better for design. For more information, on the layout the propery can be seen on Google Earth or Google Maps. The address is 9 Tannery St, Unanderra, NSW, Australia. The block is Commercially zoned with a floorspace to land ratio of 1.5:1. Bordering the land is as follows: Across the northern boundary is the backyard of some residential units, across the eastern boundary is another block of similar size with a small house, which may be developed commercially at a later date, across the western boundary is a council owned car-park, hence no buildings on it, and to the south is the street. The block is flat with no slope.
The following is what we were hoping to achieve:
1. 400-500sqm footprint (in front of the easement)
2. 2 Storey construction
3. An incorporated garage across the back of the building, large enough to fit 4-5 cars, with internal access to the back of the office.
4. Stairs inside between storeys at the front and back of the building.
5. A void/Atrium between storeys at the front of the building as a feature.
6. In the front/bottom say half of the building we would need: A stylish reception counter, a waiting area that can seat up to 8 people, Room for a 4mx4m compactus filing bay (close to reception),6 offices 3mx3m for interviewing, visitor toilets, possibly a small server room. This part of the building is where the public would come and go from without seeing too much of the rest of the inside of the building.
7. In the remainder of the building we would need 7-8 working offices of 4mx4m, a small board room (8 persons), a large board room (16-20 persons), breakout area, area for workstations on the same level as the working offices, a kitchenette/lunch room. We would also require staff toilets on both levels, separate to the client toilets.
8. It will be necessary to be able to drive into the parking area/garage and get into the building, to an upstairs or downstairs office, to a lunchroom and a toilet without being seen by visitors in the waiting area.
9. We are aware that we will have more space than we need for this in the building. If the above could be achieved developing mainly one storey, this would suit us in the interest of saving on fitout cost for now. If we could develop say downstairs, and have only boardrooms and unoccupied space upstairs, this would be fine and make for cheaper fitout, depending on how we can arrange the building for our needs.
10. On the exterior, we would like a modern looking building – i.e plenty of glass, maybe a sloping roofline. Our corporate colours are black, dark grey and green (see logo attached). We would be interested to see whether these colours could be incorporated along with signage on the interior. We don’t mind whether it is a concrete panel or covered brick. As long as the building looks modern, smart, professional, minimalistic and eye catching and displays signage well.
11. We would like a 3D image of the building from various angles and a detailed 3D image of the internal floorplan also.
12. We would also value any landscape design ideas also.
13. We are looking for a design that is as economical as possible to build.
There will be more specific info, site plans etc available to the successful applicant.