26 Aug 2019

Urbis is on the move. With a new National Office Move Strategy, our focus is on developing workspaces that facilitate collaboration in cityshaping.

Off the back of three years of revenue growth and significant increase in team size, we’re delighted to announce the roll out of new offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – each designed to support our collaborative and multi-disciplinary approach to city shaping.

These moves follow office relocations in Hong Kong, Singapore and Perth and provides new, larger and more contemporary spaces from which to bring together Urbis’ near 600 employees and experts from across more than 30 disciplines.

FY19 saw Urbis recognised as a Top 500 Private Company in Australia based on annual turnover, a marker of the scale, influence and success that the company has reached. As a growing company of over $100 million in annual turnover, it is critical that the professionalism and sophistication of the Urbis team is demonstrated through the company’s physical presence.

Urbis engaged WMK Architecture lead by Dr Donna Wheatley to reimagine a workspace designed specifically to support our collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach towards city shaping – a co-design friendly space where colleagues and clients feel welcome too.

WMK have developed a bespoke Teams Based working environment that will foster greater collaboration within and across our various disciplines.

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“WMK have developed a bespoke Teams Based working environment that will foster greater collaboration within and across our various disciplines, while providing a Homebase for people to come together and call home,” said Matt Cleary, Victorian Regional Director.

With the recent successful relocation of our Sydney office to Angel Place and a new office in Parramatta, the Homebase model will soon be incorporated into new Urbis spaces in Melbourne mid-2020 and Brisbane early 2020. 

Urbis’ new Sydney office in Angel Place is an energised and exciting workspace – one that fosters agility and collaboration. A key element of the new strategy has been how to drive even greater collaboration within our business and with our clients.

Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.

In 2020, Urbis’ Melbourne office will relocate from the Paris end of Collins Street to the much anticipated, Mirvac Olderfleet building between William and King Streets. It’s a decision that aligns with Urbis’ workplace strategy to deliver an innovative people and client centric environment.

We are very excited by the new workplace strategy we have developed in partnership with WMK and will progressively roll out through our offices in Australia and Asia

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Urbis CEO, Ben Pollack said, “We are very excited by the new workplace strategy we have developed in partnership with WMK and will progressively roll out through our offices in Australia and Asia.”

These new workspaces embody the Urbis city shaping values – collaborative, authentic, spirited and decisive and will enable us to connect effortlessly across our diverse range of Urbis disciplines.

Harnessing the diversity of our people, skills and expertise is essential to providing our clients with independent, industry-leading advice that empowers city shapers and ultimately shapes cities and communities for a better future.

Urbis' new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis' new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.
Urbis’ new Angel Place office. Image courtesy of Toby Peet.