Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Region. Private office v open-plan space

“It’s a hot potato as far as academics are concerned,” said UWS executive business dean, Associate Professor Robyn McGuiggan, when commenting on academics having to give up private offices for open-plan space. Academics had refused to work from a Bankstown campus building being refurbished with open-plan office space and which is expected to host business courses from next year. She said in The Australian Financial Review. She said the rationale for open-plan spaces was simple: staff often teach at more than one campus and having their own office at a campus where they may only be based one day a week was unnecessary.


Blacktown. Krispy Kreme transformation

Krispy Kreme Australia, based at Blacktown, is expected to transform into a “bigger and better” business under a new capital structure after being placed in voluntary administration by its directors. Sources said the move would allow it to make changes to the struggling business model, and potentially lead to an introduction of a franchising similar to its US parent, The Australian Financial Review said. The company opened its first Australian site in Penrith in 2003.


Granville. EOI in EDI Rail facility

Colliers International have called for expressions of interest for the sale of a corporate-style facility, with a high clearance warehouse, leased to EDI Rail, at Granville. The two-level 2278-square metre building is on a site of approximately 9697 square metres. Income is approximately $605,000 net per annum.