Elekta | Crawley
  • Project Type Leadership Team Advice Steering Committee Member Change Management Workplace Strategy Site & Relocation Strategy Space Planning
  • Size Approx. 14,000sqm
  • Location Cornerstone Building | Crawley

Workplace Designs Limited were appointed by Elekta in 2014 prior to any designs were conceived for their new flagship UK Headquarters. WDL undertook a detailed space audit and survey of headcount across the existing site (5 buildings) to establish the existing use of space in regard to the utilisation, as well as the frequency and attendance of staff on campus. From various ‘gaming’ options using a number of variables that included headcount growth between 3% and 10% year on year, as well as various flexible workplace considerations, we produced several scenarios depicting how the new accommodation could look. By using Test-Fit planning on the existing space and ‘what-if’ layouts for a new potential footprint, we were able to show what could be possible with Elekta’s current allocation of space and what was needed for the future – all the way to 2033. Since then, Elekta has completed the Category A build of the new Headquarters building and developed the Category B build. WDL was invited back onto the team to deliver the detailed element of the move which commenced in early October’17 with site-wide Client and User-group consultancy for an overall Moves strategy to take place in February 2018. In 2019 we were again appointed for the “Day2” review of Elekta’s general arrangements of the Cornerstone Headquarters Building and another adjacent building, taking into consideration feedback and the experience gained in the last two years of occupation. We worked closely with the end-users performing consultations and workshops with representatives of each individual team, to understand how they work, their key requirements and essential adjacencies. The data gathered was translated into a detailed Project Brief which informed the strategic planning of the “new world” general arrangements with the aim to optimise Elekta’s workspace, enable efficiency and improve performance.

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