The third location in a national roll-out being undertaken by Schiavello, the retail space showcases Bang & Olufsen’s premium range, a combination of technological excellence and emotional appeal.
Schiavello Construction NSW delivered the interior fit-out and façade works, with a strong emphasis on ‘customer experience’. A range of state-of-the-art speakers, subwoofers, televisions and other accessories feature throughout the space, designed to encourage interactivity and illicit a sensory response from customers.
Bang & Olufsen’s strict international design standards meant the finishes needed to be consistent across every location. This included oak herringbone flooring, crisp white wall panelling, custom imported joinery and bursts of brass detailing.
The client-supplied furniture and joinery was imported from Switzerland, and involved long-lead coordination by Schiavello to ensure it didn’t affect the overall lead time of the project. This added an additional challenge because the pre-fabricated items had to fit perfectly into the completed fit-out, with no room for error.
Situated in a high traffic, major shopping centre, there were strict noise and access restrictions. Working closely with Westfield Centre Management, Schiavello employed sophisticated project coordination and noise work solutions to limit the potential impact on the general public and other retailers, with hoarded off areas and sound insulation partitions. Timing the works and various trades also involved a great deal of pre-planning, as all communication with subcontractors had to be made through Westfield directly.
Despite the challenges, Schiavello was able to complete the project to the exacting standards required by this premium global retailer.
Project Type: Interior Construction
Architect/Designer: Siren Design
Completed: December 2016