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Spacelab

www.spacelab.co.uk +44 (0)20 7033 3450


Analysis

Strategy

Design

joined up thinking


Spacelab are workplace consultants with a difference. Spacelab is an award-winning design practice with over ten years’ experience in workplace consultancy and interior architecture. We believe good design starts with you. That’s why we make buildings fit people instead of trying to fit people into buildings. Using a range of research techniques, we analyse how your space works with you, or against you, in order to make it more effective.


Analysis

Strategy

Design

joined up thinking

Process We undertake expert analysis of your business and how you use your space to develop a workplace strategy to improve performance and efficiency. Coupled with award winning design, we can help you transform your workplace to enable your business to be more effective. Our approach to understanding workplaces is grounded in thorough and rigorous research. We collaborate with University College London - one of the top ranked universities in the world in order to continuously develop our methods, approaches and strategies for collecting and analysing data.

We have won awards for our work from both UCL and the Technology Strategy Board for a two-year project on ‘Effective Workplaces’ and are currently building on this success with a new project on ‘Big Data in the Office’. This relationship with UCL enables us to be at the forefront of research in the field of workplaces. Practising ‘evidence-based design’, we make sure latest research insights are translated into forward-thinking design solutions.


Spacelab Project Process


Anomaly, London


Analysis

Strategy

Design

joined up thinking

Analysis We work with you to apply a range of in-depth analysis methods based on a theoretical approach of how people behave in space, developed with UCL. We talk to senior management stakeholders so we can base our design strategy on a detailed understanding of how your business works, its culture and how it may be changing in the future. By surveying your staff, we engage them in the project process and find out qualitative data about the tasks they do and the facilities they think they need to do a better job. By analysing the social network of your business, we can recommend an appropriate spatial layout and plan team adjacencies, so that people can more easily access the colleagues they need and silos are reduced.

We compare your current space plan with industry best-practice benchmark data so we can highlight the potential for saving or re-allocating space. We make detailed observations of how your staff and visitors or clients occupy, move and interact in the workspace, so we can recommend changes that will enhance collaboration and spatial utilisation, including flexible or agile working if that is shown to be appropriate. We use a software tool to quantify and assess the inherent properties of your building and how much potential it therefore has to meet the needs of your business.

Anomoly, London


Spacelab achieved a 30% space reduction, equivalent to a saving of 33,000 sq ft

Ogilvy Healthworld, London


started their job in a “ Spacelab very professional way analysing the existing problems, recognising our needs and wishes and taking our financial constraints into account.. Based on the information gathered Spacelab presented a spatial proposal that exceeded our expectations. We got a professional and well-founded analysis and recommendations that made it very easy for us to decide on.

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Helmut Hechler, Chief Financial Officer, Ogilvy & Mather Germany

Ogilvy Healthworld, Frankfurt


RKCR Y&R, London


Analysis

Strategy

Design

joined up thinking

Strategy The raft of data we gather about your business and the way you use your space, underpins the design strategy we create for your workplace. This way you know the basis for every issue we raise and every recommendation we make. We take into consideration factors such as how to enable greater collaboration, how to make your use of space more efficient, whether agile or flexible working is part of the solution and how the identity and culture of your business will be supported by the physical space. We build up a picture of the workspaces and facilities that you need and how they will be located relative to each other. So you end up with a strategic blueprint which will define the detailed design brief. This also means that you will have a highly accurate estimate of how much space you need over the lifetime of the lease.

We always involve you in the strategy development process including communicating with and engaging the wider organisation too. We can also help you develop property search criteria as part of a re-location strategy if that’s what’s needed. This is a joined up, evidencebased, approach to design which has the potential to deliver extraordinary and sometimes surprising results.

RKCR Y&R, London


Interaction levels increased to 38% across all levels of the organisation, making the business over 300% more collaborative

RKCR Y&R, London


approach is “Spacelab’s professional but creative. The research they complete is extensive and their workplace capabilities are second to none. A specific benefit has been the way they have successfully interacted with, and altered the mind set of, a particularly demanding group company.

Giles Moore, Portfolio Manager, WPP Group Real Estate


“It is clear that ideas and innovation are at the forefront of this project, delivering truly inspiring office space� BCO Award Judges


Virgin Money HQ, Edinburgh National BCO Award Winner 2012


Selected Clients


Spacelab

a result of Spacelab’s “ As intervention, the culture of our business has changed, it is less defensive and more knowledgeable. We share more, we are quite social and less hierarchical. It is a better business.

Publishing Director, EMAP

33 Boundary Street London E2 7JQ www.spacelab.co.uk info@spacelab.co.uk +44 (0)20 7033 3450 @WeAreSpacelab facebook.co.uk/spacelabuk

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