Resource management and geospatial experts, Fugro Geospatial have moved their Brisbane headquarters to 53 Brandl Street, citing significant growth and a successful acquisition as the reason for the move.
In 2014 Fugro acquired Roames Asset Services Pty Limited from Ergon Energy, renaming the business Fugro ROAMES.
Fugro Geospatial’s Business Line Manager for Pipelines and Transport, Mr. Matthew James explained, “The acquisition marks a new era for Fugro and in 2014 our presence in Queensland expanded dramatically. We have taken on an additional 70 staff, necessitating a move to larger premises with built-in capacity to accommodate our future growth.”
The organisation didn’t have to move far, relocating from their 650m2 premises at 7 Brandl Street to their new 1500m2 office at 53 Brandl Street.
As a long-term Brisbane Technology Park tenant, Mr. James said, “The park continues to meet the needs of the business through flexible rental options, incentives and proximity to transport networks and other facilities.”
The property was purchased by Benlee Stronghold Property Trust No.9 in late 2014 with refurbishment works commencing on the eight-year-old building in October. Fugro negotiated a five year lease for the entire second floor.
Mr. James said the refurbishment gave the company a chance to modernise their Brisbane headquarters. “It was an opportunity to start fresh and develop a premises that fit Fugro’s cultural needs. The objective was to create an open and workable office that encouraged creativity and communication between our employees. The business aims to continue to expand its global footprint of services to meet its client demands in Australia and the office at 53 Brandl Street will play a key part of the company’s growth plans.”