Government of South Australia
16 000 sqm
This South Australian Government Department required accommodation for an additional 120 staff. They also hoped to provide a collaborative working environment, breaking down their outmoded silos. Utilisation studies showed most workspaces were used less than 40% of the time, and meeting spaces were consistently booked but capacity usage was limited. Architectus partnered with the Department to develop an Activity Based Working (ABW) model across the eight floors.
As part of the Department’s journey to Activity Based Working, Architectus facilitated workshops, surveys, and on-site observational studies. A mapping exercise of ‘a day in the life’ was undertaken, with the resulting data allowing teams to understand current working practices and possible future working methodologies. We explained various working types and how ABW modalities could support staff requirements. Staff ‘mapped’ a selection of key working types, capturing frequently used spaces and important modalities.
The subsequent outcomes were overlaid with our Activity Based Workplace knowledge and previous experience, and provided recommendations for the fitout. A physical test working experience centre was created for groups of 60 staff, with concepts developed from stakeholder feedback and workshops. A change management process, including IT and AV upgrade strategies as well as weekly feedback sessions informed the upgraded fit out across all floors. The result was a revitalised agile workplace, an increase in work points and happy stakeholder group.