PSA finance, one of the UKs leading car finance providers were looking to embrace new ways of working after out-growing their previous headquarters in Red Hill, Surrey. Having previously worked in a very traditional, cellular style office they appointed Area to create a working environment that would challenge existing processes and procedures ultimately increasing collaboration through activity based working facilitated by a flexible workspace.
Area collaborated closely with the client, running multiple design workshops to ensure the space would support their processes and embrace new working methods. Multi-functional training rooms with bi fold walls allow for flexibility, whilst the creation of different zones throughout the multi-floored space facilitates activity based working. This design creates movement around the business and encourages closer collaboration. The space is alive with colour and pattern reflective of their corporate culture and passion for innovation and creativity.
The first week of occupation is critical when relocating office, as such we ensured PSA Finance were ready to utilise their new space immediately by running training days post practical completion to familiarise the business with their new working environment and its different systems.
"After appointing Area to manage our Cat B design and build fit out of our new head offices, it was clear to see that their proactive approach to getting the job done was going to ensure they hit the tight deadline of 13 weeks. The team conducted their work professionally, efficiently and with real focus on Health & Safety. The project ran smoothly, and thanks to the Project Manager, obstacles were quickly overcome” The flexibility shown by Area in managing contractors to work alongside each other really did ensure that the end result was delivered to a good standard and within the deadline."