The iconic office tower

Reinvigorating one of architect Harry Seidler’s finest office buildings

The Challenge

The Perth commercial property market came under severe pressure from the downturn in the Western Australian resources economy. Even though QV1 was widely regarded as Perth’s most prestigious commercial address in the city, the owners knew that in a ‘buyers’ market, brand reputation and providing a differentiated brand experience was critical to retaining and attracting the cream of the city’s corporate tenants.

The Insight

DIA Brands’ strategy was to emphasise the emotive and architectural differences that separate QV1 from the impersonal ‘glass boxes’ that dominate the city skyline. The expression of this strategy was the ‘Love where you work’ positioning crafted by DIA Brands’ strategy team to remind people that QV1 is an iconic and beautiful building, designed by the internationally renowned architect Harry Seidler AC. We then redesigned the QV1 identity to align with the premium status of the building and refreshed all of QV1’s physical and digital brand assets from the ground up to transform the customer experience.

The Impact

Today, QV1’s tenants are in no doubt that 250 St Georges Terrace is still Perth’s finest corporate address on the city’s most powerful street. The brand has been totally transformed and plans are underway for QV2 and QV3 to be built alongside QV1.