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St George Bank case study

See how St George Bank, one of Australia's leading banks, enables their staff to have a pleasant work experience thanks to plants, including the Schiavello Wall, one of Ambius' Green Walls.

The brief

With a vision to be ‘Australia’s most respected Service Company’ and having recently been crowned ‘Call Centre of the World’, St George Bank offered a refurbishment to their head office at Kogarah, New South Wales. This new office fit out needed to complement the bank’s corporate branding and values. It also needed to provide a healthy, productive work environment and include a zone for staff to take time out to unwind and relax.

The solution

One of St George Bank’s own Business Analysts, Dennis Hernandez took up the challenge to be Project Manager of this refurbishment. Dennis’s approach was to focus on the needs of staff, and to include innovative, green and environmentally friendly fittings. Ambius designed and installed the interior plantscaping, and helped green up a break out area where staff could relax and recharge. The plants and containers throughout the building also complemented St George Bank’s corporate values and branding.

The results

St George Bank worked with Ambius to include a stunning Schiavello vertical garden wall which has become the centre piece in one of the break out areas. A growing design trend, the vertical garden contributes to the informal feel of the break out area, which even includes a massage chair to ensure employees get the most out of their five minute break away from their desk.

Throughout the open plan office, Ambius installed rows of simple, yet striking, red cone planters, with appropriately named ‘happy plants’. These planters help reinforce the bank’s strong branding and corporate values, and help define main walkways. The overall effect is a wonderful, fresh new working environment where staff can work more happily and productively. 

"In St George we pride ourselves on the great service we offer to customers and the refurbishment project was an important milestone in rewarding our staff for their hard work and maintaining our award winning momentum. The vertical garden wall from Ambius is particularly popular and is a welcome addition to our break out area which provides a great place to stop, relax and chill."

- Project Manager and Business Analyst, Dennis Hernandez 

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