ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY ACTION PLAN

A Venn Diagram of McCormack's Sustainable Development Action Plan

“We’re committed to becoming a socially conscious Employer and supplier and we’re looking forward to improving our awareness and action around sustainability.” Says Lauren McCormack, Director. As an organisation, we acknowledge the impact of the construction industry on climate change and recognise that we are responsible for implementing and reporting on sustainable action. McCormack’s EnvironmentalRead More

BETTER BUILT SERIES – BRANDED ENVIRONMENTS

Modern office space with orange and blue design elements, including lunch booths, breakout sofas, pendant ball lighting, and lush green plants.

More than a logo, branding in the built environment can be many things, but importantly it’s a chance to demonstrate the subliminal signatures and a secondary brand language that communicates your message to your market without having to be overt or explicit. At its best, the simplest of gestures – a colour, shape or materialRead More

BETTER BUILT SERIES – BUSINESS HUBS

The completed business hub at 412 St Kilda Road Melbourne showcases the creative and intelligent design by McCormack design team.

Throughout our Better Built series, we have written about the way an ever-evolving working world is shifting what an office space means to a business and how best to respond to these changes. Part of the transformative changes in modern office buildings is the inclusion of business hubs, strategically designed by owners and landlords asRead More

BETTER BUILT SERIES – BIOPHILIC DESIGN

Creative co-working space for Envirosuite.

Let’s start from the top. What is Biophilic Design? Not to be mistaken with Sustainable design, biophilic design relates to the natural world in built environments. It encourages interaction with the natural world – known to support cognitive function, physical health and psychological wellbeing and as people are naturally drawn to features of the naturalRead More

LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION HUB REFURBISHMENT

LIGHTHOUSE FOUNDATION YOUTH RESOURCE HUB REFURBISHMENT - Co-Working Office Space

A large part of McCormack’s philosophy is our connection to community. Our ‘Family Built’ motto reflects the genuine relationships we have with all our community and ’family’. Recently, with the help of our suppliers and contractors we completed an amazing refurbishment for the Lighthouse Foundation. Having previously spoken about our long-term commitment to Lighthouse FoundationRead More

BETTER BUILT SERIES – MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

Office space fit out by McCormack that shows 4 people working.

With interpretations appearing in the marketplace in a multitude of ways, there’s no hiding the fact that flexible workspaces are here to stay. The ability to provide multi-functional offices and buildings has become an appealing option for both tenants and owners alike. Take for example the very new Queen & Collins Building in Melbourne’s CBD.Read More

BETTER BUILT SERIES – CREATING SMARTER WORKSPACES

Two woman review slides on the projector in a state of the art webinar and recording space. Cornwalls

We are approaching a significant shift in our workplaces. How we use them, when we use them and what they’re used for are shaping the modern office. Our new work from home and Zoom-enabled culture has caused businesses to rethink what productivity means to them and how they can attract their employees back to theRead More

ADOPTING GREENER CONSTRUCTION PRACTICES

A clear ball that represents sustainability. Something McCormack prides itself on building. Green Star

As one of the largest industries in the world, construction has an equally significant impact on the environment. From the extraction and transportation of raw materials to energy consumption and waste generated during the build, this impact grows each year, as our communities and needs do too. The commercial building sector alone is deemed responsibleRead More

THE NEW SPEC SUITE: Designing The Home Away From Home

Spec Suite breakout space at Queen / Collins Street.

So often we take our offices for granted, their design misconstrued as superfluous or with unnecessary detail, and their usability and functionality dismissed. After all, a chair and a desk will suffice right? The importance of well-designed and well-conceived workplaces may seem obvious but consider the data:   Salary has the largest influence for theRead More

Investing in a Changing Landscape – Asset Repositioning

31 Queen Street exterior shot. McCormack Asset Repositioning Project.

For any number of reasons, whether real estate market shifts, dated facilities, demographic changes or renewed interest in a once-stagnant area, the way we respond, maintain, and react to these changes will have a massive impact on building occupancy rates and demand. Sometimes it can be as simple as starting with a repaint, but atRead More