What we do
Combining our three core specialisms with cross sector experience from a world-class team, we transform businesses through the built environment and enhance the way people work.
The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative sought a workplace provider that could deliver a market leading sustainable workplace in line with their own corporate agenda, that encouraged social collaboration and prioritised employee wellbeing. In response the AIS team created an office that carefully considered employee desires, prioritises agility and achieved the SKA Gold sustainability certification.
Oil & Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI) is a voluntary, CEO-led initiative which aims to lead the industry response to climate change. Our sustainable design experts worked closely with the OGCI team to create a sustainable and healthy workplace environment, while optimising work settings to enhance productivity and user satisfaction.
The space fosters the innovating and integrated nature of the OGCI business with open plan work spaces with plenty of pockets of collaboration space woven throughout. Adjustable furniture enables employees to choose how they work based on departmental, team and individual needs, while in addition to enhancing productivity and user satisfaction, these settings also encourage autonomy and support comfort.
This new workspace significantly enhances the OGCI’s offering and features a suite of fully tech-enabled meeting rooms, as well as an event space, directly adjacent to their large reception area. Facilities such as the staff cafeteria and lounge benefit staff wellbeing and turn the workplace into a multi-functional destination, ultimately providing leverage for talent acquisition.
In adhering to sustainability requirements, we worked hard to re-use a number of partitions, doors and tea points from the client’s previous fit-out. Despite maintaining a lot of this existing build, the transformation from the existing fit out is radical and new finishes and furniture throughout the workplace have lightened the space, while creating flexibility for those with differing work styles.
AIS carefully guided subcontractors throughout the process to ultimately achieve the OGCI’s sustainability goals for the project. By using sub-contractors within our supply chain that understood the SKA Gold certification process, we were able to implement sustainable plans and construction practices that helped us to achieve the certification. From minimising material emissions to installing energy efficient lighting, in partnership with the OGCI, were able to create a modern office that reduces consumption while improving the lives of its occupants.