Location: Woking, Surrey GU21
Size: 53,000 sq ft
Duration: Phased over two years
Area Sq has completed the first phase of transforming Fidessa’s once conventional work space in Woking, in to a new state of the art 53,000 sq ft office. After 10 years in the same environment, Fidessa, the global trading, investment and information solutions business, renewed their lease and negotiated extensive CAT A improvements to provide the platform for the new fit-out.
Project objectives of improving staff interaction and wellbeing have been met with the use of the latest technology and facilities, creating a better work life balance for staff by minimising travel. With attractive ‘birds on the wire’ wall graphics, the café-style ‘Oasis Heart’ is an attractive, versatile space that is able to host staff meals, informal meetings, company presentations and serve as somewhere staff can go to relax, work and socialise.
Open plan spaces are based on the philosophy of ‘people move, furniture doesn’t’. Whoever and wherever you are, the desks and facilities are exactly the same- allowing for easy reorganisation and restructuring of people and places with no disruption to workflow.
“We really enjoy working with Area Sq, particularly on the café. It has a real buzz and is a very versatile space to enjoy fabulous food or hold informal ad-hoc meetings – this helps employee interaction. The rest of the office is refurbished to a very high standard with airy and bright open plan areas. The refurbishment has created a fantastic working environment,” says Julie Faraday, Head of Office Management and Administration at Fidessa.
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