Australia’s leading independent law firm, Corrs Chambers Westgarth, has moved to Quay Quarter Tower (QQT) and opened its new Sydney office this week.

As a cornerstone tenant of QQT, Corrs occupies four purpose-built floors of the newly refurbished tower in Circular Quay. Each floor and workspace has been designed to suit the evolving needs of the firm and its growing workforce.

Reception area

Commenting on the office opening, Corrs CEO, Gavin MacLaren, said: “The move to QQT reflects our firm’s evolution and supports the intentional growth of our Sydney office.

“We were drawn to QQT because of its iconic location, and innovative and sustainable design.

“QQT has given us an opportunity to create a workplace that meets the needs of our people, our clients and our guests, and positions the firm for the future. It has been purposefully designed to support our flexible, collaborative work culture.”

The contemporary workspace was designed with architectural firm Bates Smart. It is complemented by impressive First Nations artworks, including a hanging centerpiece created by Kokatha and Nukunu artist Yhonnie Scarce, featuring handmade glass fish hooks which represent and celebrate the Gadigal women who fished in Sydney Harbour. 

Artwork created by Yhonnie Scarce

In a world-first, around two-thirds of QQT’s original core has been retained through the construction process, resulting in a carbon saving of 6.1 million kilograms. QQT has received international recognition for this innovative approach, including having recently won the International High-Rise Award by the City of Frankfurt, The German Architecture Museum (DAM), and DekaBank.

The building has also achieved a 6 Green Star Rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, the highest possible rating. 

Quay Quarter Tower is jointly owned by Dexus Wholesale Property Fund, Mirvac Wholesale Property Fund and Rest Super. 

Alongside Bates Smart, Corrs’ QQT fit-out was delivered through a partnership with Buildcorp as contractor and Generate as project manager.

Reception area and in-house café