McCabe Curwood opens Chatswood office

The firm’s government and insurance groups have relocated to the “Future Workplace”

McCabe Curwood opens Chatswood office

McCabe Curwood has officially opened its office in Chatswood, with its government and insurance groups making the move.

The large boutique firm opened the office with Willoughby Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney as guest of honour. The opening of the office, located across two levels of the Zenith Centre, is part of the firm’s revamp of its Sydney office model, which has a focus on client needs and on building a more flexible and agile working environment. It also comes after the newly-merged firm vowed to expand in Sydney.

“By moving to the Zenith Centre, an A-grade building outside of the Sydney CBD, we can invest in the long-term vision of McCabe Curwood. We can build what we are calling the Future Workplace,” said Andrew Lacey, McCabe Curwood’s managing principal. “With moving part of our operations out of the CBD, we can grow our footprint and create a better working environment.

“We are providing flexibility in where and how teams work. Employees are able to work from both office locations and are equipped with new laptops and plenty of data allowance, so they are not restricted to any one location,” he said.

The Zenith Centre features an in-house childcare centre, new end-of-trip facilities, a wellness program, and a large green space that tenants can use for large functions. Giles-Gidney has been a proponent of a vibrant, diverse, and accessible Chatswood CBD that features exceptional urban design. McCabe Curwood said that it chose the location because the Zenith Centre’s facilities are on par with the firm’s MLC Centre offices in the Sydney CBD.

“Chatswood opens up a gateway to the expanding north and northwest of Sydney. We want our existing employees and our future employees to be able to take advantage of the Chatswood CBD and the new office, which provides for better working conditions; especially when they are not client-facing or in court and don’t need to travel into the city,” Lacey said. “Having easier access to essential services like childcare will also help us attract high-calibre candidates like working parents, who don’t want the long city hours and need to be back in time to pick up from school or day care. Work takes up such a large part of our lives; we need to make sure it fits with our personal lives.”

Mayor Gail Giles-Gidney and McCabe Curwood managing principal Andrew Lacey

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