The Future of Workplace Wellness Has Arrived
The days of office cubicles and watercooler chat are long gone at Mineral Resources’ (MinRes) brand new headquarters at Walters Drive in Osborne Park. The building, which is now home to almost 800 staff, sets a new standard for workplace wellbeing.
The design was guided by International WELL Building Standards Platinum Rating – a performance-based system for measuring, certifying, and monitoring features of built environments that impact human health and wellbeing through air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind. This coveted certification has been achieved by only a handful of buildings worldwide.
Here’s how MinRes sets a new Platinum standard for workplace wellbeing:
We’ve heard of companies having food courts to keep employees satiated, but MinRes’ dining situation takes things to a whole new level. Head Chef Benny Suwarno takes the reins after coming over from popular Claremont cafe Typika, and the result is Benny’s – an incredible seven restaurants in one.
Employees are spoilt for choice with a subsidised a-la-carte food selection more attuned to a fine dining restaurant, with Asian fusion, grill, pasta, seafood and a New York-style salad bar, plus a grab’n’go section with sushi, sandwiches and dessert.
With all options coming under the $10 mark, you can also take home a subsidised meal from the restaurant at the end of the day to avoid the stress of home cooking. With a focus on health, all food options must meet strict nutritional standards including low sugar content.
And there’s also a focus on productivity with the best coffee in Perth served at $2 a cup all day from Alba Café.
Health + Fitness
20 Walters Drive is home to a massive, 800 square metre commercial quality gym filled with all the equipment a fitness enthusiast could want or need, whether they’re just starting out or a seasoned pro. Fitness enthusiasts can enjoy Olympic lifting power racks and platforms, a full range of pin loaded machines and free weights, Peloton bikes, treadmills, cross trainers, Air runners, Air bikes, Ski Ergs and loads more.
If you need a little extra motivation, there’s plenty of classes running throughout the day covering HIIT, cardio, yoga and Pilates.
The lighting at MinRes’ new headquarters is designed to enhance mood, behaviour and energy, thanks to an in-built system that works to circadian rhythms, syncing with the natural body clocks. And this is all complemented by abundant natural light throughout the building thanks to its central atrium design.
Air + Water
20 Walters Drive features a state-of-the-art air filtration system, engineered specifically to minimise human exposure to contaminants with technology that captures air quality in real time, along with almost 800 plants throughout the building. Water must meet chemical, organic and pesticide-free thresholds, which is achieved through high-tech water stations offering hot, cold and sparkling water options for everyone.
MinRes’ headquarters is home to a Family Zone, featuring a creche and lactation room for working parents, while there’s also a covered outdoor area flush with fresh air and natural light for catch ups with colleagues.
The interior walls of the building are adorned with some spectacular pieces of art thanks to a community art project led by photographer Russell James and his partner Ali Franco, who have collaborated with Indigenous artists hailing from the regions where MinRes operates. There’s also an art gallery designed to showcase the works of local artists, meaning there’s inspiration wherever you look!
Experience the future of workplace wellness and look into a career with Mineral Resources today.
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