WeWork, 401 Collins Street

WeWork is an international organisation that provides shared workspaces for both companies and individuals. SHAPE was engaged to transform 10 floors of the historical 401 Collins Street building into the company’s first Melbourne location.


Delivery Model:
Lump Sum

Melbourne, VIC

34 weeks

The scope of works included:

  • A feature event space with a bar, projector, sound system and lighting controls
  • Completion of both a kitchen and bathrooms on every floor
  • Installation of PAC/AHU units
  • 10 contemporary breakout spaces

The finished product also featured over 1,100 leasable desk spaces, stylish glazed timber floors and unique common areas with vibrant finishes that were designed for comfort and to inspire creativity.

Two key challenges faced by our team during this project were the critical time frame and the strict design standards set by WeWork. Our team understood the client’s needs and with careful consideration and planning, executed the desired works within the given time frame to a high standard. Working in conjunction with our partners, design concerns were workshopped until a viable solution was found. This included the redesign of the structural steel required for the mechanical riser penetration.

With dedication and diligent work, we were able to deliver this inspiring workspace that satisfied WeWork’s vision for their first-ever Melbourne space.