Case Studies

NEWABLE

The need for change

Newable’s team of 140 staff were fragmented across several offices resulting in staff members being housed in disconnected locations across several floors, impacting negatively on departmental interaction and communication. The entire working environment was fundamentally not fit for purpose and the overall conditions of the working environment were affecting the morale of the existing team members. Newable required a workspace that could cope with its projected expansion, given its forecast for significant growth. It also required an improved working environment that would enable the business to incorporate new, modern methods of working.

Newable office
Newable model

Strategic planning and change management

Where Workplace Works provided strategic planning and expert assistance in ensuring a seamless relocation and cultural transition was made. Where Workplace Works also supported Newable with change management services throughout the cultural transition, helping them to seamlessly adapt to the new working environment, supporting them to adopt new working methods. Where Workplace Works surveyed staff, measured and reviewed responses to the new workplace, (pre-and post-move), and assessed the impact on staff and the organisation, whilst addressing any issues that arose.

Services delivered

  • Relocation – Site review, relocation planning, procurement and management
  • Financial management
  • Storage and Filing -rationalisation and management
  • Staff communication, cultural transition and change management -office tours, workshops
  • Security card and booking system set up and distribution
  • Post move support
  • Clearances and dilapidations of three existing offices
  • FM support
  • Pre-move questionnaires
  • Post occupancy review – Staff
  • Questionnaire and Space
  • Utilisation & Activity Study Project
  • Staff Questionnaire and Space Utilisation & Activity Study
Newable offices

A BIFM Award Winning Project

In 2018, Where Workplace Works was named as the winner of the Impact on Organisational Performance category at the BIFM (British Institute of Facilities Management) Awards 2018- in partnership with Newable -and in November also celebrated being a finalist at the PFM Awards- for the ‘Partners in SME Organisations’ category – also with Newable.
The BIFM Awards are renowned for their recognition of excellence in the facilities management industry, and for the forging of effective working partnerships.

BlueCrest Capital Management LLP

Project description

BlueCrest Capital Management undertook a workplace review of their office accommodation at 40 Grosvenor Place, London. BlueCrest wanted to consider their options for moving to a more modern office and working environment, whilst at the same time reviewing if the current office accommodation could be refurbished to fulfil their business requirements. Where Workplace Works completed a full workplace study and review of their business and provided a detailed record on current and future space needs. Where Workpalce Works also provided BlueCrest with a proposal on how the space can be redesigned which included recommendations for new space they had identified as potential office accommodation as well as reviewing their current space in terms of how it could be made to work to support their future plans.

Services delivered

  • Space Utilisation Study
  • Activity Sampling Study
  • Staff Perception Questionnaires
  • 1-2-1 Staff Interviews with key personnel
  • Filing & Storage Studies
  • Catering Study
  • Demographic Study
  • Visioning Session with project stakeholders
  • Collation and Analysis of all information and data gathered
  • Workplace Strategy with recommendations
  • Production of an Intelligent Design Brief

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

Project description

University of Westminster undertook a workplace review of their office accommodation at New Cavendish Street in London. The University were aware their headcount growth would soon reach maximum occupancy for their office accommodation within the next 6 months. They wanted to look to right sizing and reinventing their space in a much more agile and mobile model. We completed a full workplace study and review of business requirements to provide a detailed record on current and future space needs. We provided University with a proposal on how the space can be redesigned which included our recommendations to meet short term occupancy needs by moving to a more modern and agile accommodation strategy.

Services delivered

  • Space Utilisation Study
  • Activity Sampling Study
  • Staff Perception Questionnaires
  • 1-2-1 Staff Interviews with key personnel
  • Filing & Storage Studies
  • Visioning Session with project stakeholders
  • Collation and Analysis of all information and data gathered
  • Workplace Strategy with recommendations
  • Production of an Intelligent Design Brief