Set in the heart of Melbourne’s Richmond, MECCA Support Centre by Studio Tate draws on colour, tactility, and beauty iconography to craft a vibrant, light-filled home for Australia’s largest premium beauty retailer. MECCA approached Studio Tate to design a workplace that would feel energising, inviting, and warm — reinforcing the company’s brand narrative, while fostering a thriving community feel for team members and visitors. Throughout, MECCA’s collaborative culture is bolstered by diverse settings to exchange ideas, concentrate and focus, reflect and recharge, supporting the prosperity of MECCA’s growing business.


Forming part of a larger campus of buildings, all dedicated to MECCA, the mid-century warehouse offers an industrial backdrop to the centre’s richly layered interior. The raw building envelope is embraced, while built forms sit as pods nestled below the exposed truss roof. Window seats and workstations brim the perimeter of each work floor, flanked by lounge settings that encourage teams to gather for group tasks. A central spine of meeting, quiet, and wellness rooms offer visual and acoustic privacy, with a series of water points and lockers creating moments of reprieve between. The dexterous planning enables clear sightlines and abundant natural light across the floorplate to enhance connection and wellbeing among staff and visitors.

In line with MECCA’s focus on sustainability, Studio Tate sought to reduce the workplace’s environmental impact through design. Built-in joinery is minimised in favour of loose pieces that can be dismantled and moved to suit MECCA’s changing needs, offering long-term investment. Indoor planting improves air quality and mood, while a rooftop solar array significantly improves building performance. MECCA Support Centre 2 & 3 demonstrates that the thoughtful articulation of brand identity and culture can elevate the prosperity of a team and its visitors. The workplace’s spatial diversity allows for collaboration, planned and impromptu events, incidental networking, and changes of pace, offering value and longevity for MECCA, while creating a compelling ‘front door’ experience for internationally renowned visitors.

MECCA Support Centre 2 & 3 is built on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people.

Photography: Sharyn Cairns
Workplace Strategy: Hassell
Preliminary Concept Strategy: Meacham Nockles
Construction: MPA
Project Manager: CBRE
Loose Furniture: Denise Neri
Stylist: Louise Paterson