Darren Bleakney, Managing Director of TopFit Projects Pty Ltd, has over 25 years’ experience in commercial retail and hospitality fitouts. We are very passionate about our work with a strong attention to detail. We are well known for creativity, problem solving and completing the project smoothly and on time. We have the ability to take a project from a client’s idea to design and construct while keeping all parties feeling that their project is in safe hands. TopFit Projects is also a member of the Master Builders Association, specialising in Project Management, complete shop fit outs in commercial retail and hospitality as well as interior design services. Learn More
Although, on a surface level, the aesthetic appeal of a shop fitout might seem like the most important matter, Topfit Projects know it’s much more than that. In addition to looking great on a surface level, the development of a high-quality fitout also involves the careful consideration of how to make a space easy to navigate. If customers come in and are immediately confused regarding how to actually move around your shop or restaurant, it is unlikely they’ll be excited to return.It is also important to be able to work effectively with a space – if you have an awkward area in which your fitout is to be applied, making sure the space is used in the most effective manner possible is crucial. If you end up working for the space, instead of it working for you, you end result will suffer. Topfit Projects are retail shopfitters who actually understand how to best approach spaces like this, and guarantee an effective approach every time.
If you’re interested in transforming a Melbourne commercial or hospitality space in a way that is both beautiful and functional, get in touch with us today. We’ve helped many locals in Melbourne and greater Vic, and together we can create something that is truly special and completely unique to your shop, café, or restaurant.
TopFit Projects completed the Ichiro Izakaya restaurant at Burwood Brickworks in December 2019. Burwood Brickworks is the first retail centre in the world to attempt the Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification, the most stringent sustainability standard globally. Making our work on this project at the leading edge of sustainability.
To achieve this we needed to work closely with a design team that was capable of taking on such a project, Amy Gray, director of Studio Grayscale and her design team had the ability to take on a project that had never been attempted before.
We spent many months in sourcing materials in conjunction with Frasers Property Australia that had to achieve LBC compliance from salvaged pallets right down to tiles, paint, adhesives, cables, upholstery etc - every single item used to construct the fit out needed to be LBC compliant.
The end result was well worth the effort from all parties involved as we set the blueprint for future domestic/commercial interior fit outs to be constructed in a more sustainable manner.