URPS’ New Purpose-Built Office Sends a Positive Message about Adelaide CBD’s Outlook

Last updated 12 Feb, 2024

In a time when remote work trends have raised concerns about the vitality of city centres, Adelaide's leading urban planning firm, URPS, is defying the odds with its recent move from Rose Park to its new purpose-built office at 27 Halifax Street.

As a company that has played a pivotal role in world-class, city-shaping developments such as the Royal Adelaide Hospital and SAHMRI, URPS' bold step reinforces the significance of maintaining a strong presence within the CBD, sending a powerful message about its confidence in Adelaide’s future.

URPS' Managing Director, Matthew King, recognises the necessity for businesses to adapt, innovate, and forge ahead in these evolving times. He speaks with enthusiasm about their new office presence, stating, “We feel very welcome and are energised about the significant opportunities for growth that the city provides.”

The Adelaide Economic Development Agency’s (AEDA) Welcome to Adelaide program helped to facilitate the URPS team of more than 30 staff members in feeling at ease in the CBD.

“The Welcome to Adelaide program has been a really positive and practical way for our team to transition into our new office, to learn about the range of services nearby and the many local businesses that we can support as part of our day-to-day operations”, says King.

On top of this, URPS has facilitated the South Australian-first partnership with micro-mobility company Beam, offering staff free electric scooter rides to and from meetings – part of a campaign to enliven the CBD, support the environment, and enhance ‘work-from-the-office’ culture.

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