In December 2016, Landsec, the largest commercial property development and investment company in the UK, moved their office headquarters from eight levels at 5 Strand to Level 1 of 80-100 Victoria Street, a building that is part of Landsec’s extensive property portfolio in the Victoria area.
Programmed at the same time as the office fit-out, the building underwent refurbishment of common areas as part of the ongoing asset management strategy. Even thought this refurbishment was separate to the Landsec’s relocation projects, it generated opportunities to enhance the Level 1 office access, visitor experience, toilet provision and tenant branding within lobby spaces.
Relocation provided Landsec with the opportunity to adopt a new workplace strategy aimed at increasing communication and collaboration. All employees, approximately 470 people, could be accommodated upon a single floor plate, designed to promote activity-based working.
Landsec’s new environment is neutral in tone, full of light and benefiting from enhanced floor-to-ceiling heights through the exposure of ceiling soffits and services.
The floor plate of 80-100 Victoria Street is in two sections: 100 Victoria Street being the smaller, has been identified as the location of the client suite, whilst 80 Victoria Street is home to the entire workspace on one floor with common support functions including a central collaboration hub.
The project achieved BREEAM Outstanding – the first in the UK for 2016 and won at the BREEAM Awards 2017 in the category of Offices (Refurb & Fit-Out). Landsec also received the highest BREEAM fit-out score awarded to date of 92.3%. The project was also a finalist in the Lighting Design Awards 2017 in the category of Workplace Project of the Year and was shortlisted in the Mixology 2017 Awards and the New London Architecture Awards. Landsec have completed their post-completion Leesman survey and reached a workplace satisfaction score of 81.7 Lmi. This is the highest score ever recorded in the Index alongside one other organisation in Denmark. The pre-occupancy score was 56.6 – a 44% increase in satisfaction. This gives Landsec a Leesman+ accreditation.