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Project Update - BEC Enterprise House

Commercial projects are an area we don’t get opportunities to work in as much as we’d like, however we remain as passionate about these environments as we do about houses. Both our Directors have extensive experience in Commercial Workplace design, having worked globally in this field in the two decades before starting the practice.

For us, it is not just about creating beautiful spaces, but ones that are flexible enough to accommodate a variety of user needs which in-turn create efficiencies that are not usually considered important; particularly in the Regional context.

It is proven that well-designed commercial spaces increase efficiency, raises output and reduce attrition. They inspire, create a sense of connection and offer inspiration - so when our visionary client from BEC Business Advice approached us to assist them in reinvigorating their Enterprise House building to be more inviting, sustainable and ultimately, work harder to attract and retain quality tenants – we jumped at the opportunity.

The building is the former printing site for the Border Morning Mail (now the Border Mail), and having been retrofitted in the early 1990’s to accommodate individual Suites, the existing finishes, fixtures, lighting and amenities are starting to show their age.

Our brief on this particular project included addressing various Interior Design elements; the reselection of carpets, inclusion of energy-efficient lighting and new paint throughout - in order to make the interior spaces more appealing to prospective, current and future tenants of all abilities.

Things are progressing well, so stay tuned as we start to share the results with you over the coming weeks.

As with all our projects, collaborating with great partners makes our job all the more rewarding, and it’s been a pleasure working with these clever businesses: Brightgreen lighting, Wattyl Paint via Wattyl Pant Centre Wodonga, Desso and Tarkett products via Choices Flooring Wodonga, Internal signage by Signs by Knight.

*Below is the current street facade of the project, ready for a revamp! Watch this space...


We acknowledge the Bpangerang, Wiradjuri, Jaitmatang, Yorta Yorta and Waveroo people on whose country we work and create. ​We also acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lands where our projects are placed. We recognise their ongoing connection to Country, land and waters that were never ceded and pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging. Our Reconciliation Action Plan was developed with Reconciliation Australia and guides us on our reconciliation journey and that of our clients, collaborators and community. 

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