Park Road, Milton
Following a comprehensive leasing campaign, our client decided there was great value in a lease renewal at their existing premises. A change in management and a recent merger also saw our client take hold of this opportunity to reinvent their space, focusing on maximising productivity and strengthening their company culture.
Looking to refresh their way of working with an aspiration to move away from their existing traditional style workspace consisting of multiple ‘built-in’ offices and cubicle style workstations, Amicus was engaged to redesign and construct their Park Road premises, reimagining their space into a collaborative and dynamic environment.
Our client was also looking to activate their reception and meeting areas, delivering a social and collective experience reflected in their many retail stores.
The existing staff kitchen and breakout inadequate in size and was underutilised as employees were deterred from socialising and gathering together to share meals in the space. Our Workplace Strategy team developed a clear vision following a 'Direction Setting' phase, pulling the right questions to the surface and creating stabilising principles that our Design team were able to conceptualise.
Taking advantage of the shutdown period over Christmas 2019, we worked closely with the internal project team, to ensure the new design addressed all previous challenges around space optimisation and cultural wellbeing. We also worked alongside our clients' Marketing team to develop a finishes palette that reflected their visual identity, promoting their new space as an extension of their retail stores.
A large open plan front of house area showcases a bespoke reception desk, a generous waiting area, drop in collaboration booths, hydration station and a variety of meeting and training rooms. This space continues with smaller meeting rooms, focus rooms and a filming room, which lead towards the open plan workspace, kitchen and breakout.
The training room is accessible from both the reception and breakout, providing a multipurpose space which can be used for more formal training sessions and informal large social events. The kitchen space is large and incorporates many different seating styles and moveable furniture.
The new workspace is open plan, allowing all employees to spill out and collaborate between teams. The design incorporates ‘drop in’ hot desks, collaboration booths, casual meeting areas and a variety of smaller and larger meeting spaces. By uniting these different spaces, employees have the flexibility to work from a variety of zones depending on their style of work, while also having their individually assigned desk.
The new design has improved workplace culture by providing more appealing and functional spaces for employees to work collaboratively and/or autonomously. Open spaces encourage socialising and connection and the high-quality finish delivers an environment employees are proud of.
The space incorporates subtle colours and finishes referencing their corporate identity, showcasing their high standards and company values.
Our Delivery team provided comprehensive programming and progressive budgeting, delivering the project within a restricted timeframe, while ensuring the business was fully operational during this time.
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