Commercial Fitout Case Study | Independent Living Centre
The Independent Living Centre WA is a long established healthcare support facility, providing invaluable service to the community. Its focus is on assisted living for people with disabilities and the aged community. While its current business in Shenton Park continues in-situ, there was a growing need to expand ILC’s operation. The southern suburbs were targeted and a tenancy was found in Cockburn.
The new ILC commercial fitout for the Cockburn centre was earmarked to focus on smart home technology. In essence, it was to operate as a standard ILC office. However, it was also to offer a replica living environment for those who visited.
Interior Design Inspiration
The bare shell tenancy is situated in the Cockburn Integrated health and Community Facility. It is an elongated rectangular space with natural light factors at either end. The tenancy was in great condition, being newly built. It did however lack a welcoming ‘feel’ that would be required to fulfil the ILC brief.
The design approach to create this new interior was to remove the square edged boundary to the tenancy. Following this, we conjured curved, three dimensional rooms that delivered on ILC’s interior requirements. This approach also retained an open plan working floor plate. The first of the vertically and horizontally curved walls greets visitors as they enter the commercial interior. It then gently moves them through the adjoining curved spaces, allowing them to source the information required.
Ceilings – Creation of a feature curved bulkhead over the formal waiting area and containing bulkheads over central joinery for display and storage purposes.
Flooring – Removal of existing floorcoverings and preparation of existing concrete floors. Supply and installation of new vinyl to bathrooms and kitchen facilities. Supply and installation of feature flooring to formal waiting areas.
Building works – Installation of new partitioning including vertically and horizontally curved feature walls. Glazing and sound proofing of wet areas. Creation of new UAT facilities within a replica living environment. Supply and installation of glazed auto doors.
Services – Modifications to existing air-conditioning services. New installation of power, data fire and security services.
Furniture – Supply and installation of all new furniture including custom designed joinery, meeting/training areas and loose furniture.
Branding – Supply and installation of customised glazing film depicting ILC brand. External treatment to front and rear tenancy elevations.
Project Size – 252 sqm
Project Cost – $1,012 sqm
Programme – 6 weeks
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