arete were awarded the refurbishment of 414 George St as a design and construct contract. The original scope of works comprised of a complete strip out and upgrade of the main lobby on the ground floor, removal of a three-story glass void and infill of the two exposed floors, as well as upgrade of two levels of male and female amenities including two PWD’s and a full upgrade to both lift carts. The client requested for a variation of works half way through the project which included three levels of makegood across 4,500m2. The makegood works comprised of a complete strip out of existing office space, utilities as well covering up of the old hebel flooring with plywood. arete had to install a ply sub straight across the two of the large floors before laying the carpet, to achieve the optimal fire rating.