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Brisbane Developments and Construction

Image credit: Craig English Photography Brisbane development is in full swing as the city prepares for its “Green and Gold runway” to the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. With the population soaring, average house prices at a new record and commercial office vacancies recovering markedly since the peak of the pandemic, southeast Queensland is reshaping itself with new developments across the region. The $3.6 billion Queen’s Wharf development and the $2.1bn Waterfront Brisbane project will bookend the central business district, while two new walking and cycle bridges will better connect the city. There is a renewed optimism in

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Choosing a Commercial Builder in Brisbane

Image credit: Craig English Photography If you have a commercial office or building needing renovations or a fitout, you need a commercial builder. Commercial builders are responsible for planning, constructing, renovating and outfitting buildings on behalf of a property owner. It’s important to find the right commercial builder to ensure you get the best solution for your business and a high-quality work standard. Ensuring you hire a licenced commercial builder also means you are guaranteed the appropriate warranty on work completed and post-construction support. At RAW Commercial Projects, we have been professional office design and fitout specialists since 2017, providing

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Speculative fitouts – What are the benefits to potential tenants?

The benefits of speculative fitouts When property owners build the fitout of an office space before a tenant has committed to lease it, it is called a speculative fitout. There are many benefits to a speculative fitout for both the prospective tenant and the developer. The main advantage is that the prospective tenant looking for their new office space can immediately see and experience what they will get if they lease the office. There is a rising trend for companies to prefer this option. The speculative fitout in place allows them to determine the layouts and the functional areas, instead of seeing an

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Allied health office design and fitouts

Designing an allied health office fitout requires careful consideration of a clinic’s practical and functional aspects to ensure it is a welcoming space for staff and patients. While certain physical requirements exist for all clinics – such as a waiting area and treatment rooms – it is also important to maximise privacy and reduce noise transfer throughout the design. Experts in allied health office design fitouts will ask about how you intend to use the space, how many people will be in each area, and what services will be provided. This will guide their design to make the areas efficient, useful and comfortable. Here

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Commercial property make goods

When it comes to commercial property leases, tenants are often required to restore the premises to their original condition before vacating. This process, known as a make good, offers benefits for both tenants and property owners.  Depending on the make good clause in the lease, the process could be as simple as leaving the property empty and clean with all repairs made, or it could involve restoration to the original condition. Make good provisions are important to allow the property owner to lease the premises to another tenant. Tenants and property owners should understand their contractual obligations to make sure

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Sunshine Coast CBD office development

Image credit: The Somerton Residences Queensland’s Sunshine Coast CBD is emerging as a commercial hotspot with a destination that blends lifestyle and business. A Covid-19-inspired boom in Australians relocating to the region added to the previous population growth of 30 per cent to 2021, with more and more people choosing to live and work on “the coast”. And why not? The Sunshine Coast is expected to continue its growth trend, creating new business opportunities. With a more than $20 billion local economy, almost 36,000 local businesses provide services across healthcare and social services, construction, education and training, retail

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End-of-trip facilities: Add value to your building and meet your compliance requirements

  Creating a welcoming and functional space to boost active travel in your office or commercial building can be an attractive addition for prospective tenants. Installing end-of-trip facilities used to be viewed as a luxury but is now a requirement under the Queensland Development Code for all new major developments and those undergoing significant renovations. They are also an important value-add for property owners in a competitive market for tenants. These amenities can be a challenge to design but, done right, can be a space that serves as a significant drawcard for potential tenants and a highlight for their employees. What are end-of-trip

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Using Renders to enhance your Custom Design Fitout experience

Custom designing modern workplaces involves balancing function and beauty. Our RAW team of Interior Designers are inspired to provide a custom design fitout experience when creating for workplaces that foster high performance and well-being. Over the past 12 months, RAW Commercial Projects has seen the growth of a hybrid workplace model incorporating remote and physical working environments. The new office is flexible, digital, and moveable with hot desks, zoom rooms, and breakout areas to encourage collaborative efforts. Acoustics Good acoustics are fundamental to the well-being of staff to perform tasks creatively, and productively. Designers use a variety of materials to regulate sound levels

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Celebrating Five Years at RAW Commercial Projects

I’ve been working in and around the commercial fitout industry for over 20 years. In 2017, I branched out and set up RAW COMMERCIAL PROJECTS servicing business owners and organisations in Southeast Queensland. In building RAW, I wanted to establish a solid foundation for delivering both value and quality in commercial fitout projects.  I knew the key to our success would be innovative designs and excellence in construction. More importantly, our ability to create a stress-free environment, where our clients were confident in the outcome, would be our main point of difference. As RAW enters its fifth year of operations, I’m proud

Why signage is an important part of your branding strategy for bricks and mortar businesses

Despite a move for more services to operate remotely, many health and essential services require customers / clients and patients to visit their physical premises. In these situations, excellent signage can enhance confidence in your services, attract quality clients and build your brand presence in the community. Below are a few key factors to remember when it comes to choosing signage for your business. Location, location, location – where you place your sign is as important as the sign itself. Aim for maximum exposure. Size matters – not only