EastCo is the new home for the Victorian Government’s Department of Transport. Designed by Peckvonhartel, the 13,000m2 workplace and Customer Service Centre signals a new benchmark for public sector workplace design.


Click-on Battens


White Oak

Purposefulness and simplicity

The new design was driven by the desire to facilitate the department’s transition to a hybrid work style, transforming the workspace into a flexible and adaptable setting. Each employee has the freedom to choose their work environment, and it offers a comprehensive list of facilities made to support the individuals daily needs.

“From the beginning, the design has been a highly integrated processes with involvement from the entire project team. Our practice has a strong understanding of the government sector, and our highly consultative approach means we were able to hone a clear design framework for creating a tailored environment for the Department’s people and also for the community they serve.”

Rebecca Daff, National Practice Leader


Steam bending timber battens

Throughout the foyer, our curved Click-on Battens feature as a transition from the ceiling of the floor below. Crafted from White Oak, the timber is permeable and able to be curved to hug the interior.

Our state-of-the-art steam bending technologies allow us to deliver the most precise and accurate curved timber products available anywhere on the market in Australia and beyond. We have finessed our methods so that we can provide a simultaneously high-level of quality and output to achieve what is required for large scale projects.

Pattered timber walls

The interior of the foyer also creates pattern and interest on walls. Our Click-on Battens are spaced equally apart amongst other lengths of timber, with black acoustic backing behind. This is part of one of our signature looks, and offers acoustic qualities as well as aesthetic value to a space.

Product specifications - Timber walls
Product Click-on Battens
Material Timber
Species White Oak
Coating Clear oil
Profile Block, 32 x 32mm
Spacing 18mm
Acoustic backing Autex - Black
Product specifications - Aluminium ceiling
Product Click-on Battens
Material Aluminium
Finish Powdercoat - White Satin
Profile 25 x 150mm
Spacing 25mm
Track Suspended ceiling mounting track
Acoustic backing Autex - Black

Project Summary




Maben Group


Comcraft Constructions


Victoria, Australia






Steve Scalone

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