Levels 14 – 16, Tower 2, 727 Collins St, Melbourne
Connecting three contiguous floors
With 1,200 employees and 1.4 million customers, MLC Life Insurance is one of Australia’s largest insurers.
In a move intended to support the future growth of the business, MLC relocated its Melbourne headquarters, taking up three floors in Tower Two at 727 Collins Street.
Designed by Woods Bagot, the workplace spans across three contiguous floors, connected via an internal spiral staircase. Schiavello Construction was engaged as head contractor to bring the design to life for MLC’s 650+ staff. Works included services upgrade and integration (including communications room), partitions, ceilings and flooring, bespoke joinery, meeting rooms, breakout areas, feature reception, collaborative workspaces and furniture installation.
Respecting the design intent
The project was not without its challenges. When a number of long lead items became unavailable, Schiavello Construction worked with the designer and client to identify appropriate alternatives to ensure timelines were met without jeopardizing the design intent. Early Access Dates also meant a number of works for each floor had to be completed prior to final PC date.
The project also involved a high level of careful planning, including daily delivery schedules and stakeholder communication. Schiavello worked closely with the client, base building management and existing contractors within the building to ensure MLC’s vision for their new workplace was achieved.