189 Grey Street

Modern, Innovative and Unique Speculative Suite Which Stands Out In A Crowded Market.



Marquette Properties engaged PMG with the design and build of a speculative suite at Level 7, 189 Grey Street, with the objective to attract potential tenants with an innovative and appealing workspace.  The project presented an opportunity to showcase a unique design that aligns with the modern and playful ambiance of South Bank in Brisbane. 


The key challenge was to achieve a 1:10 density ratio while maintaining an attractive, statement space in the competitive commercial real estate landscape.


  • Memorable Arrival Experience: The entry design was strategically crafted to captivate from the moment occupants step out of the lift lobby. An integrated planter box detail draws people into the suite, connecting the interior with the outdoor environment. The design harnessed key views of the cityscape and river, utilising the building’s glazing to place the boardroom and work zone, allowing for unobstructed vistas and abundant natural sunlight.
  • Non-Traditional Space Planning: The entry space was thoughtfully utilised to create intrigue. The kitchen and breakout area were framed from the entryway, providing a sneak peek into the vibrant heart of the office. This design element entices users and adds an element of discovery to the workspace.
  • Warm and Dynamic Aesthetics: A carefully curated palette of warm and dynamic materials and colours was selected to infuse the space with a contemporary yet inviting atmosphere. This unique combination not only fosters a sense of energy but also creates a comforting environment for enhanced productivity.
  • Custom Design Features: The kitchen and breakout area featured standout design elements, including a suspended coffered feature ceiling with pendant lights, tiered seating with a featured screen, and a monolithic communal table. These elements not only served practical functions but also added a touch of sophistication and uniqueness to the space. Premium finishes were used throughout the suite, emphasising the high-quality nature of the space.


Through carefully considered design solutions, PMG were able to achieve density ratio of 1:10 and demonstrate the effective space optimisation while maintaining a comfortable and appealing environment. Ultimately, the speculative suite is a testament to innovative design, offering potential tenants an attractive, efficient, and unique workspace. The project successfully showcases the potential of the property, attracting interest and fulfilling the brief.