ernst & young

delivery model

Progressive Let Lump Sum


25,000m2 (7,200 Fitout,
17,800 Churn)


6 Weeks Preconstruction
2 Weeks Construction


Ernst & Young Centre, World Square, 680 George St, Sydney

data sheet

Workplace of the Future

In late 2012, Ernst & Young embarked upon their ‘Workplace Of The Future’ intensification and Activity Based Working project over 14 floors within the World Square Building at 680 George Street, Sydney.

Mission Impossible

The project, which was originally planned to take place over a 12-week period, involved the increase in staff density and introduction of ABW across all floors; the total churn of eight floors, intense fitout of four floors and the subletting of two floors. This presented several challenges, not the least of which would be the potential disruption to the existing business.

Precise Planning

Understanding that business continuity was potentially the biggest impact for Ernst & Young, the team at Graphite Projects, working closely with Savills Project Management, undertook a detailed review of the program and demonstrated that with careful planning and pre-construction activities, the works could be completed over the Christmas/New Year shutdown period of 22nd December to 6 January 2013.

Mission Accomplished

Meticulous planning, offsite manufacture of wall paneling and the precise use of 13,500 man-hours over a 13-day period resulted in practical completion being achieved on 6 January.

On 7th January 2013, Ernst & Young staff returned to their office and commenced working in their new environment.

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