The Australian Federal Police (AFP) had been in its existing WA state office for more than 30 years. It was tired, technologically outdated, and over time had undergone ad hoc improvements that resulted in a poorly planned and cramped environment, unsuited to modern policing.
After securing new premises, the AFP engaged RPS to project manage the delivery of a new state office.
The brief called for a new fitout of an existing commercial building across multiple levels and the installation of highly specialist and technical areas including forensic laboratories, high security zones, information communications technology (ICT) driven spaces, high specification operational and briefing facilities, specialist storage areas and upgrades to the street scape and building façade.
The workspace also needed to provide a comfortable, inclusive, and safe environment to enable staff to meet the current and future-focussed operational, cultural, and public needs of Australia’s federal policing agency.