Workplace consultancy, change management and design services
AMA helped set the parameters for occupancy of a new administrative headquarters for over 2,000 staff at 160 Tooley Street, supporting Southwark’s own change team to implement ‘modern ways of working’ across the Council. We observed and analysed council work patterns, and drew conclusions for viable future ways of working across office buildings delivering a variety of services including all the housing building and the strategic brief for the design, fit-out and implementation of modern ways of working. Our studies on the existing buildings to establish parameters for the modern ways of working included detailed observations of desk use over time, storage amounts, and meeting room requirements.
As the new building designs were finalised our training seminars supported a smooth transition, so that managers could anticipate how new patterns of work would affect them and their teams. Key outcomes included an assessment of appetite for change, recommended share ratios of desks to people, a clear set of Council-wide principles to support modern ways of working, guidelines on the IT, HR, facilities management, and change initiatives required to support modern ways of working. AMA was subsequently commissioned to design the entrance and reception area at Tooley Street, to provide change management, and to provide cost effective training using webinars to 900 employees.
This project was featured in Green Sky Thinking Week 2012. This initiative educates the construction industry and the public about sustainable solutions. For more information click here.
Images © 2012 Gareth Gardner