ABC Radio Triple J

The show goes on: broadcasting continues throughout construction

ABC Radio’s Triple J had grown and diversified, leaving its headquarters in Ultimo, NSW requiring a total upgrade. Additional working space was required, as well as filming areas for the stations television arm, JTV. The network also needed lounge areas for staff and guests. Triple J could not interrupt broadcasts or other functions, so SHAPE designed and managed the fitout as a carefully staged project. With staff in full occupation, the project was executed over five zoned stages to ensure business continuity.

Development of design and management of logistics

As the project’s Design and Construct Manager, the SHAPE team was involved in developing architectural and services details. For example, the building was subject to an alternate fire solution, so our team incorporated the fire engineer’s recommendations into the existing design. Another challenge was the relocation of Triple J’s entire music library, containing around 25,000 CD’S and 5000 vinyl records. SHAPE planned and executed a highly detailed, methodical relocation, enabling Triple J staff to easily locate any recording at any time. This project won a Master Builders Association (NSW) award in the category of 2008 Interior Fitout between one and two million dollars.


"Triple J would like to thank SHAPE for their award winning work.”

Client: Australian Broadcasting Corporatation

Floor Area: 1,200 m²

Delivery Model: Managing Contractor

Location: Ultimo, Sydney

State: NSW

Project type: Fitout, Refurbishment

Completion date: August 2007

Duration: 12 weeks

Sector: Office

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