The project involved a major workplace transformation from a facility where space was assigned on a hierarchical basis into an agile working environment with no assigned seating to align with the GSK goals for increased Connectivity, Community, Transparency, Flexibility and Efficiency. The workplace premise is based on choice, through selecting from a wide array of work settings, (both open and enclosed), the appropriate setting to accommodate the task at hand, whether it be individual focused, collaborative, learning or social.
With a strong emphasis on natural light and views, the work spaces are built around a central atrium which acts as the ‘piazza’ with multiple amenities around it on the ground level. The feeling is one of being connected across multiple groups. The result is a dynamic space that while halving the square foot per person, is much more spacious and invigorating. The project achieved LEED-CI Platinum status plus the first Innovation in Design credit for Ergonomics. The project has been an industry showcase for promoting the benefits of the ‘Agile Working Environment’.