To put it simply, if you have a great business concept that seriously benefits people, they can help you bring it to life. Great minds need to be inspired to create great ideas. Impact Co. needed a space for these minds to come together.
“Our vision is to create an ecosystem of like-minded individuals to be part of a creative space that fosters collaboration and encourages innovative thinking.”
We’ll admit we were rather excited to get started on this one.
Inclusive design was a key theme for this project. The existing space didn’t cater well for people living with a physical or mental disability.
Aesthetically it felt tired, uninspiring, and not suited to its purpose.
Inclusive or universal design is about creating an environment that is aesthetically inviting and usable by everyone regardless of age, sex, ability or status.
Impact Co. needed the entire space to be compliant with the Disability, Discrimination Act (DDA), which states “a person with a disability has a right to have access to places used by the public.” They also wanted the space to be welcoming and calming for those living with a mental illness or sensitivities.
- Automatic entry doors
- Entry ramp access
- Doorways widened to accommodate wheelchairs
- Furniture arranged to ensure open space without navigation obstacles
- Internal staircase replaced with ramp
- Refurbished and compliant kitchen and bathroom with reachable aids
BRM were great to work with. The end result has exceeded our expectations. They took the time to understand our vision and helped us achieve this within our budget constraints.
We’re particularly happy with the reception area. Since the fit out completion, the space has caught the eyes of passerby who have expressed interest in using the space.
Ming Low – IMPACT CO.
The contemporary co-working space is bound to get the creative juices flowing. Filled with natural light, Scandi design influences, a calming pastel colour pallet and greenery throughout, the space is fresh and inviting.
The reception area is a standout in terms of its practical dual function. It’s a welcoming entry point with the flexibility to host team meetings and corporate events.
Beautiful artwork created by people living with disability is displayed throughout the space. Freelancers who miss gathering around the water cooler will delight in the spacious kitchen decked out with a decent coffee machine.
Co.Create is a workspace that works well for all creative thinkers.
As disability rights lawyer and design thinker, Elise Roy once said in her notable TED talk, “When we design for disability first, you often stumble upon solutions that are better than those when we design for the norm.”
If you’re looking for an inclusive co-working space that ticks the universal design boxes, Co. Create may be the space for you.
Do you need help creating a workplace that works well?
Call us today on (03) 9521 1007.