A fresh start, rebrand and dynamic office space is what Family Mediation and Counselling (FMC) needed to take their organisation to the next level.
Now known as Better Places, they serve over 20,000 Australians each year in counselling, financial matters and family consulting, all for a better community.
Being a not for profit, budget is of critical importance but was not at the expense of ensuring the design and functionality of the space worked for the staff. The new fit out consisted of 4 mediation rooms, 4 consulting rooms, training and meeting facilities, a call centre along an open plan workstation area.
The exposed ceiling produced its challenges with sound travel but careful consideration in the design process meant that the overall sound travel between rooms was cancelled.
Quiet and collaboration areas were constructed to assist staff to have collaborative meetings as well as provide an area for study or reading individually.
Security between the staff and consulting areas was of most importance to ensure each member has a safe working environment.
“The staff will break out into either workspaces or various rooms or particular lounges that we have and we see them being utilized and it creates more casual spontaneous type of meetings and I think staff really appreciate that.
We have found that image has really helped us in a variety of ways. We are proud to bring people on site whereas previously there was a bit of a stigma attached to where we were. It better reflects who we are and makes us more proud of who we are as our ‘home’ reflects the sort of organization we want to be, that helps in recruiting staff, helps for stakeholders, we have more meetings on site now more that ever because we are proud to have people on site and in some ways we want to show off who we are so our image has also added to our reputation”.
“We had an official opening a few weeks ago and it was open by the honourable Mark Dreyfus who is the local member, we had a federal member Tim Wilson who is also local and they both got up and spoke and said great things about better place but also officially opened the building and we had over 60 people here, we took them for a tour and again they were unanimously impressed with the fit-out””
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