Between 12-16 November 2018, Workplace Week took place in London. The week-long event celebrated all things workplace innovation with “behind-the-scenes” tours and bespoke events at some of London’s most innovative and creative workspaces.
All the proceeds raised throughout the week was donated to BBC Children in Need. We are proud to have been a part of this fantastic initiative organised by Advanced Workplaces Associates (AWA).
On the back of the week-long tours, we have rounded up our list of the top 5 (in no particular order) London-based workplaces:
1. Association of International Certified Professional Accounts
Based in one of London’s most iconic buildings, The Helicon in South Place, the Association of International Certified Professional Accounts, or AICPA, occupies the entire third floor.
Since it’s relocation to the building in 2014, the workspace has become an advanced work hub that has transformed the work-life balance of its over 250 employees. The impressive breakout areas, collaborative settings, café and state-of-the-art meeting rooms all contribute to a leading principle behind their work ethos, agile working.
2. British Film Institute
Known as “the home of film in the UK”, the British Film Institute or BFI, went through a complete workplace transformation in 2017.
Together with AWA and RAW brothers, the FMI space went from dull and dreary to a more creative and agile environment – utilising space more efficiently to maximise performance, productivity and output, all the while cutting costs.
Over 400 employees are based at Landsec’s Victoria Street premises. After a recent refurbishment, the space has been designed to merge the most advanced technologies with office design; so much so that the refurbishment of the almost 10-year-old building, has achieved numerous accolades, amongst them being the BREEAM Fit Out Award for 2017.
The workplace is an environment that has not only met employee expectations but also is a true reflection of the trending phrase, “digital transformation”.
Based in the heart of London in Broadgate Tower, Ricoh are a global technology company. Effortlessly blending the latest in technology with impressive planning techniques, Ricoh have designed a space for employees that promotes and advocates flexible working.
The office design enables a collaborative presence between people, workplace, work processes and available technology; enhancing personal development and championing personal workstyles to ensure increase creativity, improve collaboration and innovation. You might also like read Ricoh case study, using sense they made a space saving of up to 50%.
5. Macrquarie Group
Spanning six floors and 217, 500 feet, Marquarie’s EMEA headquarters located in Ropemaker Place, is a leading example of contemporary sophistication and elegance. Through leading technology, careful planning and open plan floorplans, the workspace has enabled increased employee connections and collaborations.
There is also their Iconic red staircase, hard to miss, in the heart of their building which aptly reflects an organisation with a culture of openness and connectivity at its heart. This creative space has also been honoured by the Telegraph as one of the UK’s "Top 10 coolest offices spaces” in 2015.
For more information about Workplace Week London, click here.
For more information about BBC Children in Need, click here.