One of the most important decisions to make while transitioning to an agile work format is desk-sharing ratios. A data-driven approach to this using sensor data allows an unbiased decision to be taken. Often utilisation trends derived from occupancy sensors show a very different picture in comparison to ‘reported usage’ which often overstates resource utilisation. When it comes to workplace planning, WTW’s access to data sets from within its portfolio has helped it to be more objective, resulting in increased efficiency and effectiveness.
Wayfinding is easy at WTW, thanks to both technology and the creation of “neighbourhoods” within the office. Each “neighbourhood” has its amenities including collaboration spaces, meeting spaces, focus work areas, phone booths, lockers and support facilities. A central Kopitiam styled café and gathering space acts as the connection point for the “neighbourhoods”. This space which has many locally identifiable elements and props has been designed with ‘flexibility’ in mind, so tables have castors to allow for quick and easy reconfiguration.
The SuperTree at Gardens on the Bay was the inspiration for the striking feature wall design at the reception area. Sketches of Singapore’s landmarks and of local streets drawn by a local artist specifically to suit features throughout the office design.