MoneyMe Newcastle


Following up the success of MoneyMe’s Head office fitout in CBD Sydney, came another contemporary installation located in the ASX listed, CEO’s hometown of Newcastle. Taking up residence on the 7th floor in the newly constructed Darby Plaza, it wasn’t long before the 950m2 space was transformed into a simply stunning 2030’s fintech hub.

Working closely with the client throughout the scope brief, design and fit-out stages, the Yarra Valley Commercial (YVC) design and construction teams completed the project beaming with pride delivering an unparalleled work environment conducive to working, collaboration, relaxing, and connecting.


With the clients lead brief stipulating a futuristic staff experience workspace like Google and Airbnb, the YVC teams were excited to embark on a cold shell fit-out. With no demo or pre-existing structures to navigate, creativity and expertise took flight as the design and building solutions were carefully crafted to achieve an engaging and rewarding workplace experience.

Boasting space for seventy workstations, two meeting rooms, one massive next level cafe kitchen and dining area, an out-there breakout space and multi-level auditorium was just the beginning. Add an impressive staff lockers area, a super cool ‘Zen Den’ for team members and multiple chill-out zones. Stunning project specific designs were provided by Ambience Lighting and Interface Flooring. The 100m2 balcony showcasing the best harbour views in Newcastle, ensured the client brief was resoundingly exceeded.

Installation highlights were plenty including the aforementioned auditorium, kitchen café area, boardrooms, and CEO’s office. From design to handover, the 8-month project was driven by passionate and creative project manager and dedicated team. The navigation of supply chain and labour issues proved an ongoing challenge, but no obstacle was too great to overcome with the YVC team leading the charge.

Joinery and furniture production took place at YVC’s Melbourne Factory. The striking YDL stone used throughout the kitchen café area was also fabricated in Melbourne by the Artestone Team who transported and installed stone at the Newcastle site. Acoustic panels feature in the meeting rooms and CEO’s office with LVT acoustic vinyl planks and interface carpet used on the floor. Ambience Lighting deliverables included programmable LEDs in the bespoke design crafting functional, effective, and stylish lighting solutions for the largely open ceiling area.

From the Project Team

Meticulous planning, design passion and attention to detail were key factors to the success of the MoneyMe project.

Andrew comments “We were excited by the opportunity of again collaborating with fast moving ASX fintech disrupter MoneyMe, on their Newcastle project. Andrew adds, “by listening and engaging with the client brief, we were able to transcend the novel idea of being able to exceed the client’s meticulous expectations.”

“The MoneyMe team is driven by excellence and encourages freedom and creativity. As a result, we were able to deliver our trademark best work.” Andrew continues “The art of listening and attention to detail is integral to successful project outcomes.”

The Yarra Valley Commercial team deliverables included full Design Construction and Project management, CAD programming, and in-house production of all bespoke joinery items.


Photo credit: Andrew Wickham