Development Bank of Japan

Project Manager SAVILLS
Area 9,000 sqft
Engineering advisory
Engineering design & documentation
Fire protection
Hydraulic/public health
Specialist lighting

This project involved a half floor Category B fitout for the prestigious Japanese bank, Development Bank of Japan (DBJ).

We were challenged with congested ceiling spaces coming off the building core. This meant the reception and large meeting rooms in-ceiling and on-ceiling design required detailed coordination to ensure all supplementary services fitted.

We achieved this by removing ceilings in pinch-point areas to visually assess prior to finalising design. The architect proposed a ‘minimal’ aesthetic which included feature timber ceilings and joinery. We actively ensured our design aligned with the designer vision, by specifying concealed access panels and complementary finishes for mechanical grilles, light fixtures and services.

Another challenge was that there was an ongoing fitout being completed on the other half of the floor. This meant that we had to be stringent during snagging, testing and commissioning to ensure that all works for DBJ were completed and carried out in compliance with current works on the rest of the floor.