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Project / Completed 2019

Melbourne Water by JMA Architects

/ By JMA Architects
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The Space

Clean lines, earthy textures and a Victorian ash timber finish creates an inviting office space for the team at Melbourne Water.


“[GoodWood] Timber Click-on Battens line the feature walls and ceilings of the office fit out for Melbourne Water, adding natural texture to the design by JMA  Architects.”

Designed and executed by JMA Architects, Melbourne Water’s recent office fit out is clean, bright and simple. Formed in 1990, JMA Architects have over 30 years experience in providing architectural, interior design and project management services for a variety of public and private sector clients. The philosophy of the practice ‘focuses on providing practical design solutions that exceed our clients vision and constraints’.

Strategically crafted as a bright and welcoming space, the Melbourne Water fit out encapsulates an earthy palette, complemented by neutral colours and bold textures. The open plan design allows the office areas to experience calming views of outer Melbourne and encourages natural light into the space. The design draws inspiration from its surrounding Australian landscape and outdoor facilities, with colourful graphics along the large office windows to showcase the extent of services provided by the Melbourne Water organisation at its Werribee site (Western Treatment Plant).

GoodWood Victorian ash battens line a number of walls and ceilings of the office, for a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Chosen for its pale tones and minimal colour variation to harmoniously complement the space, the battens add clean lines and unique detailing that makes for a breath-taking design.

GoodWood is a high quality, quarter sawn Victorian hardwood, unique to ASH. To ensure the absolute best, GoodWood undergoes specific processes and quality controls, resulting in a consistently blonde, straight, stable and rigorously graded timber. GoodWood is available in a variety of applications including battens which add a custom finish through endless sizing and spacing possibilities. Learn more about GoodWood Victorian ash here.


“The pale tones and minimal variation of [GoodWood] Victorian Ash timber matches the colour palette of the interior fit out while the linear textures serve as a consistent visual feature throughout.”

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