CS Energy’s (CSE) new head office showcases the high level of design and consulting expertise that Interior Engineering is able to provide for its clients.

Working in conjunction with the architectural team at Maxwell Penhey, Interior Engineering provided innovative design solutions and sound technical advice to ensure that the building services installations integrated seamlessly with the complex architectural fit out.

Occupying the third floor of Leighton Properties HQ North commercial office tower, CSE’s new tenancy provides a workplace for approximately 180 staff and incorporates a mixture of formal and informal meeting areas, breakout spaces and multi-function training/presentation rooms.

To facilitate this range of workspaces, a balanced approach to the building services design was required to ensure that the unique features of each area were maintained. Aspects such as concealing air conditioning diffusers and grilles behind the feature timber slat ceilings, the integration of feature lighting, emergency lighting and control equipment into a single fixture and the provision of fully recessed table boxes to the meeting room tables for power, data and audio visual connectivity all contribute to the modern contemporary feel of the tenancy.

The complexity of this fit out also highlighted Interior Engineering’s ability to identify potential non-compliance issues during the early stages of design and rectify them effectively. This was no more evident than during the concept design stage of the project when it was discovered that the base buildings fire hydrant and hose reel coverage would be severely impacted by the proposed fit out. Interior Engineering worked closely with the project team and their Building Certifier and provided advice throughout to ensure that all works needed to maintain fire hydrant and hose reel coverage was carried out.