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he new Perth headquarters of Byfields
Accountants is a building that satisfies
the client’s requirements for a modern
face for an established business.
Finding the balance between the constraints
of the site, the client’s needs for sufficient office
space with on-site car parking, plus the adjacent
residential site drove the design. The privacy of the
residential site was achieved by placing powder-
coated louvres along the building’s facade.
Byfields was originally founded in the Wheatbelt
and has strong ties with WA country. For this
reason, interior colours are white and silver with
screen fabrics in henna, ochre and blue – used to
represent the rich earth of WA, the golden hue of
the wheat grown here, and the blue sky.
While the client wanted to departmentalise
their business, it was also important that staff
integrate and interact. This is emphasised in the
design of the staff lounge, which is central to one
side of the building, is open to the offices and staff
it serves, and doubles as a breakout space.
Building works were carried out by Pindan
Constructions, along with Scott & Associates,
Hutchinson Associates, Best Consultants and
Byfields Offices | Christopher Senior & Associates OFFICE DESIGN
DESIGNER | Christopher Senior & Associates.
BRIEF | To create an internal layout that forms and
delineates the various divisions within the company,
allows for department heads to be located within their
departments and provides ease of access to shared
facilities, administration and the meeting suite. The
frontage needed to present well and have modern
clean lines and materials.
FEATURES | Enclosed glass-fronted offices, a
breakout space and exposed steel structure with
a natural galvanized finish on the facade.
LOCATION | 30 Keymer Street, Belmont.
The internal colour scheme was designed
to reference the distinct hues of WA.
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