Austen Maritime Service – Office Renovation Singapore
Jointly owned by P&O, Australia and Stena, Sweden, Austen Maritime Services is a renowned shipping company that offers a variety of high quality marine services to clients all over the region.
The recent expansion of Stena business units in Singapore meant having to re-brand and consolidate all companies under a 10,000 sq ft office space which would house all size brands under the same building. Ampersand took the growing nature of the company as a primal consideration for all the following decisions made in the office renovation project.
To merge office interior design with functionality, we introduced modular system furniture that could be easily converted into different configurations without causing much disruption to the office operations when the staff number grows in the future.
Another example of including full office functionality into the office interior design was to strategically locate common facilities. That includes a large Breakout area that was created to serve informal discussions and staff interactions between all business units within the organization.
Ampersand also broke away from the conventional ways of representing corporate identity by incorporating custom colour furniture together with walls instead of the usual wall panels and built-in finishes making better use of the space as a whole.