The Salvation Army has moved Sydney offices, including its headquarters previously at 140 Elizabeth Street, to a newly redeveloped building located at 261-265 Chalmers Street in Redfern.
The Army’s new headquarters will house 400 staff members, occupying three levels. While South Sydney League Club and Woolworths will continue their tenancy over the other two floors of the complex. The charity appointed Bates Smart and construction group Grindley to reconstruct and design the 8000m2 space to suit open plan offices with workstations, meeting areas, bathroom facilities and breakout kitchen areas.
A statement in the breakout area, is the Twig by Australian brand Derlot Editions. Stumps Stools also by Derlot Editions and designed by Alexander Lotersztain feature across the workplace. Positioned in the boardroom, at 6m long, is the Blade Table by Thinking Works, allowing eighteen people to be seated. The Duna 02 Timber Leg by Lievore Altherr Molina for Arper also features throughout the space.
An official opening was held where officers, employees and volunteers gathered to celebrate the milestone. A 10 year journey involved reviewing multiple headquarter options from purchase in 2014 the refurbishment was finalised in 2016.