Skanska Agile HQ
We began this project by undertaking an extensive furniture survey in Skanska’s old Maple Cross headquarters. One of our main goals for their new HQ would be to use as much existing furniture as possible, arranging for anything that couldn’t be re-used to be donated for charitable use. This was good for the budget, good for the environment and good for the World!
Skanska’s forward-thinking brief acknowledged how working patterns have evolved, tasking the delivery team with designing a future-proofed central office with hybrid working / hot desking models integrated throughout.
The workplace design needed to suit 600 employees across 19 operational divisions. The result features work settings organised around 19 different ‘neighbourhoods’ and introduces a mix of agile spaces, including 50 meeting rooms, collaboration, library and training spaces.
The new office mirrors the flexibility and comfort of working from home by providing a variety of dispersed breakout areas, wellbeing rooms and quiet space as opportunities for decompressing.
Interior design choices have resulted in the creation of open and transparent collaboration spaces, encouraging employees to come together to share their thoughts and ideas.
What We Did
Who We Worked With
The design was driven by the wonderful team at JRA. In line with Skanska’s environmental values, they were able to retain many of the building’s existing features while delivering a fresh new space with natural veneers, earthy tones and extensive biophilia; the embodiment of Skanska’s brand values and Swedish heritage.
We managed, co-ordinated and controlled 64 different suppliers from the UK and Europe to create the cohesive, integrated look and feel of this workspace. Too numerous to list here, they were all selected on the basis of quality, value and reliability.
What our client said:
Having previously worked with Interion, we considered them the perfect partner to furnish our new Leavesden office. Once again, they were focused entirely on our needs as a client and put us at the centre of everything - providing an exceptional level of knowledge, support and enthusiasm to meet our quality and budget expectations. The end result is a definitive agile working environment, perfectly suited to the needs of our mobile workforce. We trusted Interion to deliver, and they did it with style!