On Friday, 19 June 2015 POWE Architects finally returned to our newly roofed and (apparently) asbestos free office at 42 Berwick Street, Fortitude Valley.

What started as a “3 to 4 week” temporary relocation to replace the roof, gutters, carpet and ceiling, ended up as a 15 week marathon of endurance and resilience in a “cosy” 63m2 first floor office at Metro Central in Warren Street, Fortitude Valley.

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While we will miss the natural light, city views and the friendly neighbours, including  Jemmott & Associates, we have a new appreciation for our generous Berwick Street premises with our own carparking, our own meeting rooms, lots of workstations and layout space, new carpet, new ceiling tiles, new lighting and our large and comfortable kitchen, staff room and amenities. Our long anticipated and triumphant move “Back to Berwick” represents a fresh start for the practice and comes at a time when our business is buoyant and after several new team members have joined us during our Warren Street sojourn.

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Our special thanks must go to Jason Mark of Offiscape and Peter Fleming of Metro Central, not only for helping us in a crisis but also for being so accommodating and understanding of our situation. We are eternally grateful to both these true gentlemen and hope that there will be some opportunity to return the favour and their hospitality in the future.

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