Northamptonshire County Council

Changing perceptions of work, discussing wellbeing, the importance of strong leadership with supportive management and encouraging mobility alongside agility were the fundamental challenges of this extensive organisational move. Relocating over 2300 staff from many dispersed and entrenched offices, out of small cellular individual offices and making the organisation of Northamptonshire County Council combine as one whole in a single building required extensive consultation, education and consideration.

Working directly with four key members of the client, from HR, property asset management, IT and change management teams we provided strategic guidance, workplace adjacency structures, team zones strategies, team and personal filing mapping and ICT implementation. Ultimately we provided detailed furniture plans for install and procured all furniture and storage provided in the building. This included the use of an innovative locking system for lockers that enable the FM teams to understand live usage and reassign as required. The project is live and we will support the client through post occupancy evaluation studies.

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