Currently under construction, the new building will be located at 511 Church Street in Richmond (Victoria) and will accommodate the Group’s 400+ Melbourne-based employees.
The building’s interior has been uniquely designed to accommodate REA Group’s innovative work practises, including the company-wide adoption of agile methodologies which encourages regular ‘stand-up’ communication amongst teams and large-scale visual documentation of business programs.
Chief Financial Officer Jenny Macdonald said that incorporating the agile philosophy into the design of the building was a chance to create a meaningful contribution to the Group’s business operations.
“Over the past 18 months, the implementation of agile work practises across the business has produced stronger stakeholder alignment, the opportunity to deliver campaigns to market quickly and the ability to adapt and adjust our plans based on real-time results.
“Incorporating specific design features in our new building to encourage these working practises offers a great opportunity to uncover the potential of this new operating dynamic.
“It’s an exciting time for the business and we’re looking forward to settling into our new home late next year,” said Ms Macdonald.
Developer: Cremorne Properties
Base Building Architect: Metier3
Builder: Hacer Group
Project Manager, Construction: Case Meallin & Associates
Project Manager, Fit out: Montlaur Project Services
Interior Design: Futurespace
Source: REA Group