250,000 sq ft
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When the opportunity arose to lease a new building adjacent to their office on Bath Road, O2 wanted to look at the potential for consolidating their Slough property portfolio. We were appointed to develop a brief that addressed the key aims of the project. These included creating a campus concept, introducing flexible working to enable 2,000 staff to work in a building with 1,500 desks and the continued promotion of O2’s brand and ethos.
Through a series of time utilisation studies our analysis identified staff mobility profiles that informed our recommendation for a desk sharing ratio as well as proposals for alternative work settings. We then conducted a working pilot that involved 100 staff from two departments to test the proposed sharing ratios, new work settings and furniture. The pilot clearly illustrated staff preferences for specific furniture and ways of working that contrasted the client’s original perception.
O2 has a young, mobile workforce and the pilot was used to successfully communicate the proposed changes to staff whilst considering their aspirations. Working alongside O2‘s professional management team a unified and sustainable concept was delivered resulting in a successful project.