Kingston Reid is Australia’s largest specialist workplace firm with a national focus, international reach and a global outlook. A highly experienced organisation in their field, Kingston Reid advise and support Australian and multi-national corporate clients.
Kingston Reid wanted to support their team and clients with an updated office design. They needed new technology for a better in office experience and a variety of focus and collaboration work areas - all with a sleek design that encompassed their brand. They engaged Axiom for a complete methodology offering, commencing with workplace strategy using the wrkxTM INDEX.
Key Objectives of the New Workplace Design
Kingston Reid engaged with Axiom's full methodology to develop a new workplace strategy and design to support their employees. We commenced the workplace strategy journey with an objective setting workshop with some of Kingston Reid’s leadership team, here we determined the following objectives for the project:
1. Enhance the client experience: Connect through technology and polish the reception area with a welcoming feel.
2. Enable Staff Productivity: Provide a variety of workspaces in the office including separate focus and social spaces along with upgraded technology and equipment.
3. Purposeful Choices: Future proof the space to accommodate for future growth and take into consideration the circular economy and ISO.
Key findings from the wrkxTM INDEX
All staff were invited to participate in the wrkxTM INDEX survey, they were asked to rank the importance of 21 design elements in their future office space.
The top 3 included:
Access to technology and equipment for staff to perform their roles.
Focus areas for individual work.
Areas for private conversations.
In addition, staff reported their top 3 most used spaces were Focus Areas, Huddle Areas and Social Areas.
The strategy phase highlighted the need for individual focused work, private conversational spaces, and access to technology. The valuable insights gathered from the wrkxTM INDEX survey were seamlessly integrated into the new office design, guaranteeing that the final outcome not only met but exceeded the essential needs of Kingston Reid's staff. By prioritising their wellbeing and productivity, the revamped design truly transformed the workspace into an environment that nurtures and inspires.
Planning & Design
The Axiom interior designers carefully considered every detail of the office design, and the project team efficiently delivered the project to provide Kingston Reid with a sleek and modern office that embodies professionalism and efficiency.
The planning phase took into account the importance of maintaining the existing offices, which resulted in limited natural light for the open work area. However, to address this issue, a spacious breakout area was strategically created on the building's facade. By repurposing existing spaces, the project significantly reduced demolition waste and provided an opportunity to minimise the purchase of new materials. Only the flooring, FFE (furniture, fixtures, and equipment), and lighting were newly acquired. In addition, the office design incorporated the reuse of boardroom furniture and other soft furnishings, further contributing to the sustainability and cost-effectiveness of the project.
The finished office is a testament to Kingston Reid's commitment to creating a workplace that not only meets the needs of their team and clients but also reflects their values and brand.
Upon entering the office, clients and team members are greeted by the impressive Kingston Reid 3D logo mounted on a stunning wooden feature wall. The logo is complemented by a contemporary drop light, creating a welcoming atmosphere that sets the tone for the rest of the space.
The front of the house is positioned to maximise natural light whilst creating a sense of privacy and intimacy upon entering. Kingston Reid's brand heavily influenced the calming colour palette throughout the design, with artwork from Art Bank injecting life into the space. It is clear that the aim was to create a polished and efficient space that reflects the caliber of Kingston Reid. The use of technology streamlines the arrival process, ensuring a seamless experience for all visitors.
One of the highlights of the new office design is the inclusive and welcoming kitchen space. With convenient appliances and a layout that encourages interaction, the kitchen is not only a functional area for team lunches but also a social hub where employees can connect and collaborate. The open layout takes full advantage of the city views and natural light, creating an enticing space for breaks and informal meetings.
Adjacent to the kitchen, a variety of comfortable seating options provide a casual environment for breakouts and informal discussions. This collaborative seating area enables staff to connect and foster a relaxed social vibe away from the more focused work areas.
The boardroom is another standout feature of the finished office, equipped with state-of-the-art technology for virtual meetings. Vibrant artworks adorn the walls, complementing the soft color palette and adding a touch of creativity to the space. The size of the room and the availability of different seating options allow for quality client interactions, with ample space for large catered meetings.
In line with the objective of fostering a more inclusive environment for collaboration, the boardroom offers a choice of seating options. A strategically placed bench seat along the back wall provides convenience and comfort, ensuring that everyone feels welcome and included in discussions.
For smaller meetings and huddles, the office provides well-equipped meeting rooms. These rooms are equipped with the latest technology to connect with remote meeting attendees, ensuring seamless communication and collaboration. The size of the rooms is perfect for intimate discussions and private meetings, creating a conducive environment for focused work.
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The finished Office
Overall, the finished office design at Kingston Reid is a testament to their commitment to enhancing the client experience and enabling staff productivity. With a focus on purposeful choices and future-proofing for growth, the office is not only functional but also sustainable and inclusive. The design takes into consideration the needs and preferences of the staff, ensuring that they have access to the technology, focus areas, and spaces for confidential conversations to occur that are vital to their roles. Kingston Reid's new workplace design truly embodies their brand and values, providing a sleek and modern space where their team and clients can thrive.
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