PACCAR Parts Head Office and Warehouse Expansion


Bayswater North, Victoria


2022 – Ongoing


Principal Consultant
Contract Administration
Interior Design
Workplace Strategy and Design
Landscape design
Design team management



DS Architects has been working with PACCAR Australia since 1976. This relationship reflects our specialist industrial design knowledge and our ability to manage the expectations of global offices across Australia and the United States of America while delivering projects within live sites.

The scope of the PACCAR Parts Warehouse Extension and Office project included a warehouse extension to the National Parts Distribution Centre, increasing the size from 9,000 to 13,000sqm, together with a new double-storey, 1,600sqm facility for PACCAR Parts’ Australian Head Office.

Working with an International brand

Delivering projects for an international brand means balancing the requirements of their Australian operations with the aesthetic and operational preferences of their American counterparts. To assist collaborations with PACCAR’s Australian and American stakeholders, we developed scale models to effectively communicate the design solution which ultimately aligned with American architectural aesthetics on the exterior and delivered on the Australian team’s operational requirements internally.

Our interior planning involved upgrading a fitout we previously designed in 1985. We interviewed the Australian stakeholders to determine the brief and understand their workflows, adapting the internal layout to their needs.

Navigating complexity

Our team included individuals who have worked on the site for decades. This longevity means we could draw on our strong relationship with the client and proactively problem-solve as issues arose, providing continuity and maintaining a smooth project delivery process.

Enhancing efficiency

Despite the scale of this project and the complex construction logistics involved, we ensured the client could maintain their operations with minimal disruption during construction while significantly improving efficiency and capacity.