LOCATION CHELTENHAM, VICTORIA
iSelect is Australia’s leading multi-channel comparison service, employing over 600 people within their campus-style head office in Cheltenham, Victoria. Growing rapidly, the company recently required more floor space for their expanding workforce. Acquiring a neighbouring lease enabled an additional 40 staff to be accommodated.
iSelect are proud of their innovative work environment and understand the role physical environments can play in attracting and retaining key talent.
Aside from needing to fit-out the newly-leased space to house an additional 40 workstations, iSelect observed that their café needed to evolve into a multi-functional space.
It was important to the company to create a place where employees could take a well-deserved break and return refreshed and recharged, without having to leave the site. However, the existing colour scheme incorporated a lot of black and the corporate colour palette, which did not foster a separation-from-work effect.
Business Interiors was briefed to provide a finished environment that was bright, welcoming, and able to host 100 patrons at any given time. iSelect also requested that the space incorporate some collaboration areas for staff to hold meetings.
Through a space planning and furniture package, Business Interiors delivered a commercial fit-out that integrated the new space with the existing office look and feel – proudly displaying the iSelect brand. The most important task was to start with sourcing workstations and seating of a very close match to the existing furniture, creating consistency and flow throughout the campus.
The café space was completely transformed. Now, a white and shiny chrome furniture palette lifts the existing dark-coloured fittings, inspiring a much greater patronage. Quiet lounges double as informal meeting hubs, drawing more traffic to the area.