WeWork, 161 Castlereagh Street

On the back of a number of successful projects across the country, WeWork tasked SHAPE with the fitout of their space located over three floors of the ANZ Tower at 161 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.


Delivery Model:
Construction Management

Sydney, NSW

24 weeks

Project Size:
4, 433 m2

Winner – 2019 Master Builders Award for Best Interior Fitouts $10M – $15M category

This location was to be WeWork’s most premium space in Sydney with sweeping views of the harbour and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

The scope consisted of:

  • A strip out of the existing fitout
  • Refitting of the entire three floors according to WeWork’s design standards

This fitout included an on-site cafeteria and the installation of a golf simulator – this unique element was one of the main selling points for WeWork’s leasing team. Timber flooring was also installed throughout the entire space to create a high-quality look and feel.

The biggest challenge on this project was minimising disruption to tenants in what is one of Sydney’s state-of-the-art office buildings. Our team addressed this by scheduling out of hours works and ensuring that communication with all stakeholders was open and concise. Weekly progress meetings allowed us to keep the client informed at all stages.

From early engagement in the design process through to construction, SHAPE ensured client satisfaction at every stage of the project and in turn, achieved a Perfect Delivery of this stand-out space for WeWork.

“The team worked hard, and lived up to the key client value, ‘Do what you say, say what you do’ by maintaining an open and honest communication style throughout the project. And most important, they all do what they love! This is reflected in the product the team delivered.”

Niek Bongers
Senior Project Manager, WeWork