LLWR felt that their current offices were significantly over capacity and not fit for purpose. They required a partner to undertake an office accommodation review aimed at identifying both cost saving and, through improving the working environment, increased employee retention and collaboration – this included the implementation of activity-based working.
It was essential to identify the critical success factors that would drive the future accommodation strategy and, as such, structured interviews were held with key stakeholders. This feedback was combined with utilisation studies and information on the organisation’s growth strategy.
To support Board decision making, a Business Case and Outline Business Case were produced in line with Green Book requirements.
Alongside recommendations to improve the working environment, the proposal identified cost saving of up-to £4m over 10-years and a potential operating expense reduction of up-to 30% over 10 years.
The challenge Within Essex County Council, there was a perception that their current office space was at capacity. They needed a partner that could both optimise space utilisation and identify opportunities to reduce costs….
Mitie’s strategic and operational staff were dispersed across three London office locations. To operate as “One Mitie” it was decided to consolidate into a single location, reducing square footage whilst improving utilisation and building user satisfaction.