The project was a Cat B fit-out of an existing building to create a new headquarters for the Soil Association.
While the project had to be delivered on a tight budget, the Soil Association nevertheless had high objectives of integrating staff wellbeing into the design. As a charity they needed cost-effective solutions that would improve office health and wellbeing.
We provided an early stage collaborative service centred on our Wellbeing Canvas tool. Through the associated workshop we identified the positive attributes in the Association’s working culture that should be maintained, as well as the key areas where there was room for improvement. We translated these key points into a single page Wellbeing brief that was used to inform and monitor the design right through until construction.
The outcome of our work is an office that responds more effectively to user needs, and (as evidenced by feedback) creates a pleasant and appreciated work environment.
One of the key design concepts that came out of the wellbeing workshop was for a public-facing space that expressed the Soil Association's identity.
The new headquarters creates a pleasant environment that responds more effectively to the users' needs.