The new home of Domain, located in a historic former woolshed at 100 Harris Street, has been fully converted into a stunning workspace for the growing team of more than 360 in Sydney.
The new space has been designed with its team at the forefront, creating a space that is set to encourage and inspire the team culture at Domain. Sprawling across the entire fifth level of the building, Domain’s presence will soon occupy three floors in the building, which it shares with We Work.
The design boldly brings elements of the home into the workspace. Each element has been carefully selected to create a warm environment. At the centre of the ‘home’, designed by Siren Design, is an expansive kitchen and communal dining space, adjacent to an extensive sunny rooftop deck. The open-plan layout features a multitude of comfortable collaborative spaces and recreational areas, including a games room.
Meeting rooms, which are fitted with ‘home’ style grey-washed doors and handles, are distinctly Sydney, named after beaches including Tamarama, Coogee, Milk Beach and Bronte.
Domain employees will experience the latest in flexible and digital workspace technology, including standing desks and state-of-the-art meeting and conference facilities.
“Every element of the office has been carefully curated to create a positive environment, and a place where people want to be,” said Megan Bromley, Group Director, Employee Experience at Domain. “After all, it is our people that have helped us go from strength to strength. When the team come to a place where they feel at home and welcome, it’s only natural that they can do their best work. We’re proud of our new office and we think it’s a true reflection of what we can offer, and what more we can achieve.
“At Domain, we’re very much about having different teams work together to create products that help property buyers and sellers. The open spaces are essential for allowing people from different teams to come together. There’s a real sense of creative space.”
Mia Feasey, CEO of Siren Design oversaw the bringing together of Domain’s new office.
“From the first time we sat down with Domain we knew we wanted to create something that reflected their personality and approach to what they do — we wanted something smart and modern but also very warm and down to earth.” said Feasey.
“There is a really diverse team of talent working together in one humming unit — from technology to editorial, sales to marketing. Everyone had different needs from the space, and we’ve created something that still allowed them to remain in sync with each other.
“Designing for a team that knows property and interior design inside-out was a unique challenge and we are very proud of the outcome. We’ve successfully bought key elements of a home into a workplace, in a way that makes it comfortable, relaxed, but highly efficient.
Over the next 12 months, Domain plans to open more new workspaces in other capital cities across Australia.