Nab docklands case study
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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NAB Docklands.It was a pleasure to watch the quality Dexion team at work!
“With major projects like this, it is important to work with companies that can do the job and make you look good. It was a pleasure to watch quality engineers at work. They gave me the confidence to tell my client that everything was under control.”Patrick Fahey was Senior Site Engineer buildings set amongst sunlight filledfor Bovis Lend Lease on the newly atriums. There are no offices in the building,completed, National @ Docklands project nor are there any barriers to effectivein Melbourne. Describing the installation communication.of Mekdrive R Compactus file storage According to NAB, deliberately plannedsystems, he said: “Dexion Citiport has “bump space” will create opportunities forbeen really fantastic and professional. people to meet, exchange ideas and“With major projects like this, it is important develop new relationships. When peopleto work with companies that can do the job “bump” into each other, they can discussand make you look good. It was a pleasure their work on the spot, take advantageto watch quality engineers at work. They of an informal meeting space or discussgave me the confidence to tell my client ideas over a coffee in the internal café.that everything was under control.” These five-minute interactions willNational @ Docklands is the National’s new contribute to faster problem solving andflagship building in Melbourne’s emerging the generation of new ideas. With 3500 people moving in from 12 off-site storage etc.) to help them meet theirDocklands precinct. It is intended that the co-location of different sites, National @ Docklands target of an average of 1.5 lineal metres of people from different areas within National when signed, was the largest single tenant storage per person. In real terms this meansMore than just a building, the newdevelopment will play an important role in @ Docklands will increase efficiency precommitment made in Australia’s half a metre at your desk (excluding mobilethe National’s cultural change journey, and productivity by improving face to face leasing history. pedestals) and a metre in a perimeterbringing together 3500 employees from communication and ultimately reduce cabinet or Compactus (depending on the Over a period of 18 months, more than 80across Melbourne under the one roof to reliance on email. type of business). storage champions worked with their teamswork more effectively and collaboratively to review the way that they approached the NAB Occupational Health and Safety experts Even the entrance foyer has been designedto serve the needs of customers. use, storage and ultimate disposal of paper. were involved in every stage of planning and so that visitors can look straight into theThe new complex features two working areas . The “human face” of NAB As part of this process they evaluated all development of the new facility. Intensiveinterconnected low-rise, highly transparent is on display and not hidden away. potential alternatives (archiving, active discussions were held between the OHSDexion Case Study – NAB Docklands
team, the interior designers and a user Installation of the Mekdrive® Compactusgroup drawn from those moving into units was watched by NAB with interestNational @ Docklands. After considering because it is a new product that hasOHS, aesthetics and economics, they the potential to help more broadly withdecided that Mekdrive® Compactus units document storage requirements in otherfrom Dexion would be more suitable and NAB facilities around Australia andmore cost effective than fully powered worldwide. Mekdrive® is the lightestCompactus units. By working closely withDexion’s design and consultancy services mechanically assisted storage systemthe interior designers and architects were available. It keeps floor loadings to aprovided with a quick turn around of costs minimum, an important considerationand drawings as well as accurate 3D views when assessing alternative solutions.of the finished project. The multiple tracks, which distribute theMembers of the user group visited the floor loadings more evenly, can be simplyDexion Citiport showroom to view the laid above the carpet and easily adjustedunits and determine the finishes. They to allow for settling or readily moved tochose Warm Dark Grey powder coating to new locations.enhance the internal style established forNational @ Docklands. Filing is a group activity in the National @ Docklands workplace culture. Unlike otherColours and finishes were chosen carefully normally laid directly over the carpet but the major project for Dexion. Installation was systems, Mekdrive® does not belong in theto ensure a welcoming, easy to live with long runs of up to 17 metres at National @ undertaken in both buildings by a carefullystyle that would not date quickly. This back room, it’s designed to blend easily Docklands required it to be laid on timber selected team working during the finalwas consistent with the NAB’s desire to with modern office décor and because of bases with ramps for wheelchair access. furniture fit out stage of the project.blur the division between work and home this, most of the 26 Mekdrive® Compactusby creating a pleasant and harmonious units are out in the open, integrated with At close to half a million dollars, thework environment. the work areas. The systems’ track is National @ Docklands installation was aDexion Case Study – NAB Docklands