Vincents opens doors to modern new office in Brisbane CBD

03 July 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Having recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, professional services firm Vincents has opened the doors to its revamped Brisbane headquarters, designed to accommodate its next era of growth.

Located on level 33 of the Santos Place building on Turbot Street, the refurbished Vincents head office has done away with designated desks and now features a flexible open design better geared toward the firm’s strategic direction.

“We are expanding across a range of expertise areas and had outgrown our previous setting,” said executive chair Jonathan Dooley. “This was really a way of cementing these changes and backing that up with a physical enhancement.”

Vincents opens doors to modern new office in Brisbane CBD

Vincents' new office in Brisbane CBD

In addition to a variety of hot-desking options, the new ‘agile’ space boasts private booths, meeting rooms, and quiet study pods spread over more than 3,300 square metres across two levels, including a primary client-facing one and another made up of various ‘neighbourhoods’ for the firm’s different teams. It also features a large, stylish outdoor terrace overlooking the Brisbane River.

“I’m looking forward to the increased collaboration the new layout offers,” Dooley continued. “Part of what makes Vincents different is that we really do all know each other, whether you’re a graduate or a director. We wanted to encourage communication across the board so we can all learn from one other, and for it to be a space that people are proud to step into each day. I’m pleased to say that has been achieved.”

The renovation, which began construction roughly six months ago, was supported by Queensland-based project management firm Sidecar alongside design house Jmid. According to Jane McConnell, founder and director of the latter, the assignment aimed to meet three key design goals; to be aspirational, reflect its Brisbane heritage, and be high-performing and functional.

And while the end result offers enhanced opportunities for collaboration, the design process itself was a highly participatory one; “It was probably one of the most involved projects I’ve ever experienced with the entire staff having their say,” McConnell noted. “It was clear the leadership team wanted the space to represent the needs and wants of all their employees.”

Already tipping 250 forensics, tax and advisory professionals across seven Australian offices, the number of employees also looks set to grow, with the firm continuing its recent acceleration after being first founded back in 1989.

As part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, Vincents last year unveiled sleek new branding and a refreshed logo, with the tag-line ‘every angle’