We are delighted to announce the forthcoming relocation of our Egham Campus to Windsor!
This move represents an exciting new chapter for the business, bringing all operations under one roof and onto one single floor plate. As a multidisciplinary business, communication and collaboration are fundamental to our ongoing success. Our new space will not only deliver on the desired aesthetic – which will be amazing – but also enable a more flexible, modern working platform for our people to connect and thrive in.
Having occupied multiple floors across our Egham campus, this is an exciting opportunity to unite our people and create an environment where our team feel proud to come to work. Doing what we do at Area, we approached this project by applying the same methodology we deliver for our clients – facilitating employee engagement exercises, occupancy studies, employee surveys, stakeholder workshops and feasibility investigations – to understand the challenges and reveal any pain points with existing ways of working, to inform a data-led concept with wellbeing and sustainability at the core.
The newly redeveloped BREEAM Excellent Windsor Two building became the perfect the location for our new HQ – close to our existing Surrey campus, with great transport links, local amenities and modern infrastructure – overlooking a beautifully landscaped courtyard with stunning views of Windsor Castle. It was also important we retain a strong connection into London for employees travelling between our Windsor and London Bridge studios.
Our new workplace has been sympathetically designed to incorporate environmental best practice. We will be working towards achieving ‘Ska Gold’ – the highest Ska accolade for a sustainable fitout – surpassing the standards required by regulations and incorporating innovative solutions that minimise the environmental impact. We will also be aiming for a 2 Star Fitwel accreditation, representing our commitment to supporting the health and wellbeing of our people and future workforce.
Flexibility as a solution sits at the heart of our Windsor studio with a variety of workspaces, meeting rooms, soft seating options, booths and focus areas – giving our people the choice and flexibility to do their best work. A central working hub breaks out into individual team neighbourhoods, collaboration areas and town hall space.