Our first step was to facilitate an integrative design workshop with the client and project team to clarify and prioritize the project health and sustainability goals. The workshop outcomes were used to create an enhanced Owner’s Project Requirements (OPR) document. This defined the fit-out project’s goals; formulated metrics to measure success; clarified additional deliverables; and set out the scheme’s intended outcomes.
A key element of the OPR was the creation of a Biophilia Plan, based on the latest research available, to ensure the two-level workspace covering 19,318 sq. ft. would provide a sensoryrich, daylight-filled environment that provides real connections to nature and the outdoors.
WSP was also instrumental in defining and validating design concepts for the project. The open plan offices include ergonomic workstations, that are adjustable and ‘active’ allowing people to stand and walk around if desired. Private ‘cubby holes’ provide space for concentration and phone calls, while the conference rooms, café, and terrace help foster interaction and collaboration.