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Innovative and Sustainable Design Solutions for Modern Industrial Buildings 

Modern industrial buildings need to be designed with both functionality and aesthetics in mind. With the right design solutions, industrial buildings can be transformed from simply utility spaces to dynamic and inspiring environments. In this blog post, we will explore some innovative and sustainable design solutions for modern industrial units.

Maximising Natural Light


Natural light can have a significant impact on the mood and productivity of employees. By maximising the amount of natural light that enters an industrial building, businesses can create a more comfortable and inviting work environment. As our Akura industrial units and turnkey developments host a number of different business types, our designers and architects find it critical to consider natural light in each and every project based on your business needs. This can be achieved through large scale window glazing to distribute natural light throughout the building.


27-29 Bradwardine Road, Robin Hill


Multi-Purpose Spaces


Industrial buildings often have large, open floor plans that can be customised to meet a variety of needs. By designing multi-purpose spaces, Akura creates flexible environments that can adapt to changing needs over time. For example, a space that is used for manufacturing during the day could be transformed into a meeting or event space in the evening. Or more likely, a manufacturing space converting into a larger manufacturing area and warehouse storage as your business continues to grow, with the same use of space.

The versatility of multi-purpose spaces allows businesses to maximise the utility of their industrial buildings without the need for additional construction or significant alterations. These adaptable spaces can serve a multitude of functions, from assembly lines and storage areas to office spaces, conference rooms, and even community event venues. This not only enhances the functionality of the building but also contributes to a more dynamic and efficient use of space.

Creating industrial buildings with the approach of multi-purpose use can lead to significant cost savings for our clients and customers. Businesses can avoid the expenses associated with leasing additional properties or undergoing extensive renovations by having the capability to repurpose existing areas. This not only saves money but also minimises downtime and disruption to business activities.

Ultimately, the creation of multi-purpose spaces reflects Akura's commitment to innovative and practical design solutions. By providing environments that are both adaptable and efficient, we help businesses stay agile and responsive to their ever-changing needs. Whether it's for day-to-day operations or special events, our multi-purpose spaces are designed to meet the diverse requirements of modern industrial enterprises.


28 Industrial Road, Shepparton


Sustainable Design Features


Sustainable design features are becoming increasingly important for modern industrial buildings. By using sustainable materials and practices, businesses can reduce their environmental impact and appeal to environmentally conscious consumers.

Sustainability is an essential step in design and construction at Akura, where you’ll find we go above and beyond the minimum requirements. Below is a breakdown of some design features from a recent Akura project that reflects the goal to provide buildings that are performing above the current NCC Section J and to meet Green Star report requirements.

  • Concrete used to have a proportion of ‘green’ concrete

  • Steel to have a proportion of recycled steel

  • Use of non-reflective colours to reduce urban heat

  • Building envelope performance above Section J requirements through increasing insulation and thermal breaks

  • Glazing to perform above Section J requirements increasing user comfort

  • Dedicated fuel-efficient vehicle bays

  • Internal finishes and fittings are low VOC, and water efficient

  • Reduce glare with installation of blinds and or external awnings/shading devices

  • Operational waste plans

When it comes to sustainable design features, Akura strives for the best in all projects. There are many other considerations such as onsite power generation i.e. solar cells for power and hot water, rainwater harvesting and use, natural ventilation, and monitoring systems for electricity, gas and water so that users can understand and estimate their energy consumption.


Akura team reviewing design plans


Innovative design solutions can transform modern industrial buildings into dynamic and inspiring environments. By maximising natural light, creating multi-purpose spaces, and incorporating sustainable design features, businesses can create spaces that are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.


If you're interested in exploring innovative design solutions for your next industrial building project, contact Akura today. We can help you design and construct a space that meets your unique needs and exceeds your expectations.



Check out our project portfolio to view more of our innovatively designed industrial spaces.