A PURPOSEFUL PLACE
TAC BUILDING, GEELONG
Impact Workshop combines a modern, eclectic style with comfort to create a professional, yet relaxed, vibe. With 30 permanent desks, 16 hot desks, four meeting rooms and loads of informal areas to collaborate, there’s space to suit everyone's working needs. We also have a chill out lounge with bean bags, and a kitchen island, which, like all good kitchens, acts as the beating heart of the space.
About the Building
The TAC building in Geelong stands on the block once occupied by the Bow Truss building, a wool storage designed by engineer and architect Edward Giles Stone. Stone pushed some serious boundaries with reinforced concrete and copied principles of bridge design to achieve, by far, the largest reinforced concrete roof span in the world at the time. It stood for nearly 80 years, until its relevance was questioned in the 1980s, when Geelong was undergoing a rejuvenation from industrial town to ‘City by the Bay’. The state government declared the building unsafe and unstable, overrode the building’s heritage listing, and ordered it demolished. When the wreckers arrived, however, they discovered the building was so strong it was nearly impossible to tear down.
In 2006, Premier Steve Bracks announced that the TAC building be constructed on the site. Architects McGauran Giannini Soon Pty Ltd and ML Design conceived the building according to a ‘H’ plan to respond appropriately the street interfaces, and to provide for 3,000 square metre floor plates. The structure is one of the most environmentally sustainable commercial buildings in Australia. It’s achieved a five star Green Star rating, with initiatives such as underfloor displacement air conditioning, blackwater treatment and rainwater harvesting.
The building is conveniently located within easy walking distance from the Geelong train station. It’s a few blocks from the Geelong waterfront, and close to shops, Deakin university and many other amenities.
Suite 7, 60 Brougham Street, Geelong