Delivering on worker experience through elevated design

15 Mar

The need to refresh and upgrade a building extends beyond just general maintenance – it is a key part of the business strategy.

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The longevity of commercial properties, such as office buildings, are greatly influenced by user experience. More information below

Delivering on worker experience through elevated design

The longevity of commercial properties, such as office buildings, are greatly influenced by user experience. The need to refresh and upgrade a building extends beyond just general maintenance – it is a key part of the business strategy.

Regularly assessing the functionality, appearance and practicality of the office building helps evolve and adapt workplaces to meet the everchanging needs of today’s workforce. Through this, enhancements to staff productivity and well-being are achieved.

According to Deliotte’s 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report, leaders have a responsibility not only to invest in and promote well-being, but also to commit to it by designing well-being into work and making well-being a consideration as important as any other factor that affects the bottom line.

When it comes to office buildings, design is a particularly important element for consideration. Not only does it determine the type of culture that is created, but also the well-being of staff. Gone are the days of a plastered grey office cubicle.

Today, workplace design must focus on user experience, providing an inviting and highly functional space where people want to be improves workplace efficiency, productivity and overall worker satisfaction.

Central Park General Manager, Tim Ward, said that the value of investing into the design and innovation of an office building is paramount to meeting the expectations of today’s workforce.

“It is crucial that offices continually look for ways to enhance the worker experience – through design, innovation and culture,” Tim said.

“We have seen that our commitment to providing quality amenities and highly functional spaces is one of the things that sets Central Park apart from other commercial offices. Our focus on innovation and creating a productive, balanced workplace is what makes Central Park a premium environment, where businesses and their employees can flourish.”

According to Tim Ward, it’s not just the practicality and level of amenity that impacts the longevity of office buildings.

“How visitors respond to the appearance of a building – both its internal and external design – should not be underestimated when it comes to future planning.

“At Central Park, we have seen how beautifying a building can impact the utilisation of space and create an enhanced tenant experience. In 2020, we made a significant investment into refurbishing our lobby. Since then, the lobby and surrounding areas have transformed into a vibrant business hub, and we are seeing greater footfall than ever before.

“It is part of our long-term strategy to continually assess and enhance our precinct , to ensure that we continue to stay at the forefront of office innovation and provide a premium business environment in the heart of Perth’s CBD.”

For enquiries about leasing at Central Park, please contact Roly Egerton-Warburton at roly.ew@sheffieldproperty.com.au or Nick Van Helden at nick.vanhelden@ap.jll.com