Peter Rowland HQ

Docklands, VIC
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  • Client

    Capital Alliance

  • Location

    Docklands, VIC

  • Scale

    600㎡ Kitchen/Retail, 313㎡ Workspace

  • Sector

    Hospitality & Retail

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  • Photography

    James Braund

Peter Rowland’s new headquarters has been designed to inspire, with a fit out that is contemporary yet timeless, all linked back to the company’s history and ethos.

We acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong people of the Kulin Nation, the traditional custodians of the land upon which Peter Rowland HQ stands. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

DKO was engaged to design Peter Rowland’s new headquarters in Docklands, comprising a ground floor retail tenancy with showcase kitchen and warehouse facilities plus a first-floor workspace including active uses and quiet zones.
DKO’s narrative for the fit out combines Peter Rowland’s ethos of being more than a caterer – living and breathing lifestyle and hospitality – with spaces to work, meet and host inspiring events.
The retail space is designed as theatre for food, with picture windows allowing customers expansive views through to the commercial kitchen and its activities. Raw concrete finishes are complimented by blackened steel framing and pops of fresh green creating a soothing environment with an industrial edge. The store connects to an adjacent gathering space where a monolithic tasting table can be used for hosting public and private events. The full-scale commercial kitchen supports the retail space with fresh and off the shelf offerings catering to those on the go as well as in house diners.
The office is designed as a place to thrive, with aspirational interiors encompassing an ethos of working for life, not working to make a living. An open workspace caters for 34 team members amidst expansive natural light via the tenancy’s full height windows, with sheer curtains offering privacy while allowing silhouetted views of the activity within. Formal and informal meeting spaces range from the board room though to meeting pods cocooned in plush heavy weight curtains. The mall space adjacent includes lounges and tables for team catch ups and that all important spot of lunch.
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