Collins Foods

The brand new headquarters for Brisbane-based Collins Foods follows on from their successful push into New South Wales and Victoria and reflects their renewed focus within the industry as well as new international opportunities.

Formula formed a strong relationship with the design team from Harry Poulos Architects to implement the unique design of this high specification fitout. This project on Brisbane’s CBD fringe features a distinguished reception space, more than 100 workstations and extensive AV, electrical and custom joinery requirements - all of which were delivered in a compact timeframe that accommodated numerous long lead time items.
The reception at Collins Foods held an inviting waiting area with feature ceiling, multiple staggered media screens and custom joinery throughout. The overall fitout also featured three additional multiple integrated media screen configurations with networked touchscreens incorporated into the meeting room glazing frames to provide interactive room booking schedules as well as ten ‘public’ iPad kiosks scattered throughout the 1,520m² floorplate. The large staff kitchen with café and breakout area was another feature of the design.
Large scale and a multitude of custom joinery pieces were essential to the form and function of the finished design. The sheer size of many of these pieces necessitated effective scheduling of trades and flooring materials around their installation to minimize delays associated with lift usage and general site access. The other services challenges were met by coordinating regular meetings with all trades to achieve a streamlined and efficient installation that avoided service clashes during the build phase of the project.
Located within the prestigious Hamilton Harbour precinct, Formula was sensitive to the buildings existing tenants and surrounding residential properties and scheduled noisy works accordingly.

ADDRESS: Level 3, 8 Harbour Road, Hamilton

SIZE: 1,520m2

DURATION: 6 weeks

DESIGN: Harry Poulos Architects