On 14 October, our Melbourne office proudly held its first formal client event hosting clients, employees and industry peers.

Essence established a Melbourne office in early 2020, and with the city in lockdown for the past couple of years, this was its first opportunity to celebrate the progression the office had made.

Since opening, the office has expanded to a team of twenty employees who are working with some leading-edge clients including Altis Property Partners, Frasers Property, ISPT, Vicinity Centres, and the VSBA.

Our Victorian State General Manager, Andrew Borthwick commented ‘It was also a good opportunity to reflect on the strong growth of the business, both within Victoria and at a national level. We are very proud of the fantastic team that we have built and the projects that we are now delivering. We look forward to hosting many more events.’





the aged care model

The current NCC falls short in guiding interior design and accessibility for aged care. New design standards will address this align to the Aged Care Quality Standards, ensuring safe, welcoming environments for seniors.


Introducing our new
parental leave policy

We have recently updated our Parental Leave Policy to provide parents with additional support after welcoming a new child into their family. Our new Parental Leave Policy provides the primary carer with 12 weeks of paid leave and 26 weeks of superannuation.


Project managing
heritage buildings

Project Director Chris Callaghan was interviewed on his experience in the project management of heritage buildings and why this field is so unique. Chris has worked on numerous heritage projects, including the Locomotive Workshops in South Eveleigh, 5 Martin Place, 100 Harris Street in Pyrmont, and The Sandstones Precinct on Bridge Street. Chris is passionate about the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings, and in this interview, he tells us why.


From Sydney to Japan.
A tour of Toyosu Fish Market

Project Director Reece Tabor has spent the last five days in Japan with a team from the Sydney Fish Market and Investment NSW, touring the world’s biggest fish market in Toyosu.


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