For over six years we’ve been assisting an intergovernmental scientific organisation with developing a modern collaborative work environment for their expanding workforce. We helped the client journey from business strategy through to selection of teams and the design development of a highly sustainable, high-quality and healthy workplace. As the design is now well underway we thought it was about time we started telling this story.
Our client is a world-leading scientific IGO whose current location is a 1979 purpose-built facility. With changes made over time, this site now accommodates the centre’s 360 staff from more than 30 countries. As the building is reaching the end of its useful life and further expansion on the way, we were brought in to help.
We undertook extensive consultations with multiple client internal working groups and committees. The outcome of this, as well as other analysis and research, was a functional brief describing the scope and quality of a new development alongside the client’s ambitions. Now we knew what they needed; the next bit is how to design, procure and build it.