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Pilot Workspace Trial

In order to trial alternative ways of working, we created a custom designed ‘pilot office’ environment. With the end goal of providing an evidence-based view on the most efficient, effective and applicable way to improve existing work methods and influence a strategic workplace design solution for the future.


  • Small (10,000 sq. ft)


  • London

Experimental space to facilitate optimal solutions

The 10,000 sq ft pilot space set in amongst the existing larger workplace, set out to trial alternative ways of working and initiate a workplace transformation process. Derived from the analytics of an in-depth workplace consultancy study, the pilot space design incorporated activity based working strategies and a more porous approach between client and working areas to further embellish elements of openness embedded in the clients brand. Additionally, the team wanted to trial giving greater control in both team and individual environments, providing opportunity for staff to adapt, flex and mould space easier to make it suitable for the task at hand – ultimately hoping to foster better client solutions.

Creating more agile work settings to enable choice

In accommodating activity based working strategies, both contemplative and collaborative spaces were provided to enable employee’s choice in work setting. Casual soft seating areas create pockets of informal space, while focus rooms support teams to execute project requirements in a more enclosed and acoustically treated space.

In order to create an apportioned opportunity for comparison, a formal style meeting room reflective of the client’s history has been finished in a fresh interpretation of the client’s brand, moving away from maroon and dark green with heavy mahogany accents, to a lighter palette of sage greens, blush and oak timbers. The design of the pilot space took a collaborative effort, working alongside the client and workplace consultants.

Taking evidence-based workplace design forward for a brighter future

The AIS design team continue to work in close collaboration with the team in conducting post occupancy evaluations of the space, measuring the space usage, productivity levels and assessing cultural alignment in order to find the working styles and practices that best compliment the company which we are now carrying into the stage 2 full office refurbishment project.

AIS have been instrumental in turning our ideal workplace environment into a reality. The way they conceptualise an organisations brand and identity through design is particularly impressive, they really got our culture, which is hugely important to us.

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