Consultancies settle into new homes across the country

02 November 2023 3 min. read
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Professional services firms have been upgrading their offices across Australia in an effort to encourage staff back to the workplace and boost sustainability performance.

A number of professional services firms have been on the move in recent months, settling into new offices across the country. Among those calling in the removalists: Ankura has upgraded in Melbourne, McGrathNicol’s Sydney office has found a new home in Martin Place, and KPMG has finally rolled out the blue carpet in Brisbane’s Heritage Lanes.

Meanwhile, Mazars is due to move into a new Melbourne CBD location later this month.

Consultancies settle into new homes across the country

Currently based along St Kilda Road just north of Albert Park, Mazars will take up a new lease on Level 5 of 600 Bourke Street at the corner of King, chosen in part for its easy accessibility by tram and proximity to Southern Cross station. The firm says the new space offers a modern, collaborative environment and dynamic work atmosphere with additional meeting rooms for client interactions, and will provide greater capacity to host in-house events.

Commenting on its move to the CBD from south of the city-centre, Mazars Melbourne managing partner Richard DeBono said the switch would mark a significant milestone for the company, greatly enhancing its ability to attract and retain talent. “At Mazars, we firmly believe that our people are the driving force behind our success. The relocation enables us to refine how we work with each other and, most importantly, how we serve our clients.”

Also having recently taken up new premises in Melbourne is the local arm of global expert services and advisory firm Ankura, which has been steadily growing its headcount since setting up in Australia in 2019. The firm likewise described the establishment of its new offices at 530 Collins Street, around the corner from Deloitte and a block up from FTI Consulting’s base in the same Bourke Place skyscraper as Mazars, as a significant company milestone.

Meanwhile up in Sydney, the city’s heritage-listed Henry Davis York Building at 44 Martin Place has welcomed new tenants McGrathNicol, with the open, sophisticated and versatile space recently winning silver in the 2023 Better Future Sydney Design Awards. Spread across four floors, the office’s modern upgrades have been combined with a number of its original timber features dating from the 1930s, creating a welcoming, timeless feel.

And after almost four years of anticipation and planning, professional services firm KPMG last month made the transition to its brand-new digs in Brisbane’s Heritage Lanes development, the 80 Anne St. office tower the first in the world to receive a 6-star sustainability rating. The new workplace – which follows a series of recent launches across KPMG’s footprint – was designed to inspire collaboration but with flexibility, accessibility and inclusivity front of mind.