With more and more commuters arriving at work by bicycle, secure bike parking, showers and lockers are in demand. Australian office buildings looking for a competitive edge with tenants have to go above and beyond the odd bike rack in a dingy corner of the basement carpark.
The recent redevelopment by Deka of 15 William Street, Melbourne included a brief for end-of-trip facilities for cyclists and PFL Spaces were engaged to come up with the design.
The new facilities include secure parking for 280 bicycles, 430 lockers and 27 showers (with a towel-service).
PFL increased the efficiency of the previous bike parking by introducing horizontal, vertical and double parking racks, freeing up an additional 35-square-metres of change area in the process. The space has been designed to be easily modified to accommodate for future use.
This article originally appeared in issue 17 of Treadlie Magazine.