A modern agile workplace, deeply aligned with the client’s brand values and driven by data-led design
Undergoing a full review of their values and culture, setting new goals and reconsidering working practices, Alliance Homes were on a mission to change. As part of this they needed to transform their Bristol office into a modern and agile workspace that would reflect their brand and culture. Using the opportunity to promote new ways of working and positive cultural change, the Alliance Homes team appointed Interaction, first to undertake a full workplace consultancy before designing and building the new office around the data and insights uncovered.
We wanted to a space that matched our aspirations: a space that was Inspirational, Collaborative, Agile, and Audacious, and allowed the flexibility that we have to apply to our ever-changing business. Without exception everyone that has visited our offices believes that our brief was met to the full. We have a workspace that staff want to come and work inLes WharramAlliance Homes
During the initial workplace strategy phase we conducted a full audit of current and future working practices, collecting both qualitative and quantitative key data to highlight key trends and behaviours. The research also included a desk, meeting room and breakout utilisation study, an employee survey and in-depth qualitative interviews with key stakeholders. Through analysis of the data collected, Interaction were able to highlight improved ways of utilising space, recommend behavioural changes that would reflect their cultural shift and ultimately support the design and build process to fulfil the employee needs and create an inspiring place to work. Change management was a key part of the research and design process, and Interaction worked alongside the Alliance Homes team to ensure colleagues were involved and consulted.
A workspace aligned to a revitalised culture
With a desire to push boundaries and inspire change, it was important that the refurbishment incorporated flexible spaces that could adapt to Alliance Homes’ ongoing company transformation. With this in mind, Interaction needed to create a progressive, creative and truly agile workspace.
The fit-out took place in-occupation and over two phases. With hints to the local maritime traditions the space was transformed into a fully flexible and attractive working environment. With a multitude of working spaces, such as quiet booths, meeting rooms, ad-hoc meeting areas and a large breakout space, Interaction were able to achieve a creative and functional fit out aligned with the aspirations of the Alliance Homes team.
Powered by workplace strategy, Alliance Homes now have an office that represents and inspires the companies evolved culture, values and ethos.
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