The Post Occupancy Survey undertaken by colleagues following the refurbishment made it clear just how much our unique wellbeing approach can improve spaces. By implementing a series of biophilic design strategies, the Oliver Heath Design team boosted several key indicators including:
- Individual productivity rose by 13%.
- General wellbeing while at work rose by 31%.
- Motivation to work in the office increased by 5% and focus by 4%
- Colleague’s sense of pride in the office grew by 26%.
- Productive meetings rose by an impressive 21%
- Unsurprisingly the introduction of biophilic design principles throughout saw reported sensory stimulation jump by more than 45%
Colleagues felt that the carefully designed spaces improved several elements key to office life and fedback that improvements could be seen in:
- The socialising space which increased by 21%
- Access to quiet space grew by 21%,
- Private space up 27% and
- Colleagues saw break spaces grow by a huge 41%.
Taking these improvements into consideration makes the increase in productivity, focus and wellbeing even more impressive and pertinent.
Partner and Head of ESG at Knight Frank Investment Management, Chantal Beaudoin said:
“Oliver Heath Design's remarkable transformation of our office space has fostered greater team cohesion and injected a renewed enthusiasm into our work environment. Their adept expertise and continuous collaboration with our staff has resulted in an innovative redesign of our workspace - leaving a lasting impact. The integration of nature-inspired colours and textures has not only enhanced the visual appeal of our office but has also cultivated an environment that nurtures wellbeing. Surveys conducted before and after the retrofit illustrate the positive influence of biophilic design on our team's overall sense of pride, productivity, and social interactions.”
If you’d like to find out how we can investigate, imagine and realise a more efficient, happy healthy and productive workspace for your organisation – do get in touch.
*Photography with credit and thanks to Jonathan Bond Photography