Atlassian @ the Corn Exchange
After 5 years, we’re busting at the seams in our current Sydney office.
We started looking around for space at the end of last year and I’m glad to say that the search has been successful (just don’t mention the months of lease negotiations – it causes people internally to spasm uncontrollably)!
Last Friday we received the keys to our new office, a beautiful heritage listed 1887 building that used to be the Corn Exchange in Sydney.
As Robyn our office manager put it internally:
It’s an absolutely amazing building (that’s right, a whole building) known as the Corn Exchange. It was built in 1887 and was designed by the City Architect, George McRae, who is best known for designing the Queen Victoria Building.
But you all want to know about the good stuff right? Well for starters there are showers, which means all you well intentioned bike riders that say you don’t ride into work because it makes you stinky have no excuse. Also it has zoned air conditioning, which means that we can control the temperature and the time that the a/c runs at (I can hear the cheers from level 1 already). It has this great deck space off the staff area which will make for fabulous friday night drinks/poker nights/movie nights etc. Oooh, and 2 dishwashers, my dishpan hands say yay. Not to mention that it looks so damn nice.
It’s interesting that in our last employee survey of things we could improve at Atlassian, showers and better air conditioning (which is a problem in our current space) were the two top issues – both of which we’re fixing in this new place. The water views, wooden beams and sweeping staircases are just a bonus.
To celebrate getting the keys, we had an impromptu office tour and lunch party which went down very well with all the troops (minor squabbles about who would get which window aside!). This photo show cases the nice outdoor deck space we now have for throwing parties.
I’m super excited to move in, but we need to get internet, cabling and a few minor renovations done first. Sydney siders, expect a rocking office warming party sometime in mid to late June!
Oh, and the best news – guess how close the closest pub is to the office? I knocked up a customised Google Map to show you (hint: you could almost dive out of the office into the bar – 8 feet).