Introducing 1000 people to new ways of working
This project is the fifth office fitout we have carried out for Ernst & Young, and also the largest at around 85,000sqft on eight levels. The refurbishment required on the 1990s building was extensive. The work was phased over one year with programmed movements of staff through the process. We worked with a local firm, Reddy Architecture to help deliver the project while on site, which proved to be a great success.
Now 1000 staff work flexibly across the building. This was a sea change from a hierarchical cellular organisation to a common approach for all levels of seniority. To achieve this we carried out an intensive employee communications programme to engage with staff and find solutions that worked for the local teams. In addition to the office spaces we incorporated two new interconnected kitchens and a staff restaurant with 116 covers.