The BSE Melbourne office has delivered a 1500sqm commercial office fitout for Compass Offices in the Melbourne CBD. Compass Offices offer shared and fully-equipped office space for businesses to grow.
A major focus of this project was to ensure the quality and finishes of the meeting rooms and offices meet with the building's Fitout Guide. To develop the services design, BSE adopted cutting edge laser scanning technology to provide an accurate appreciation of the existing building services within Level 17, 570 Bourke Street. BSE delivered electrical, mechanical, hydraulic and fire engineering for design and during construction.
On a typical commercial fitout project such as this, laser scanning is a highly cost-effective process to guarantee accurate services dimensioning and this valuable process equates to approximately 0.15% of the project construction budget. It’s a common concern with the Interior fit out of an existing space that uncertainty exists relating to the existing services in the ceiling space.
At BSE, our preference is not to solely trust any available as-built documentation but also to have the ceiling tiles removed where possible to visually inspect the roof space. By doing this we can reduce variations and minimize the services requirements at the inception of a project. In doing so we aim to minimize the services spend so that more of the budget is available for more ‘visual’ components of a project such as enhanced quality furniture or audio-visual services.