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Societe Generale

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Client
Societe Generale

Location
London, UK

Discipline
Strategy

Sector
Strategy

Size
consolidating 3,000 staff into a new headquarters

Status
On site

solution

Tasked with moving 3,000 staff from three different buildings to one new headquarters, Societe Generale - one of the largest European financial services groups - asked tp bennett to address its changing circumstances and improve efficiency.

The practice launched an engagement process with management including evaluating its workplace structure. It also introduced the concept of flexible working, developed high-level strategic space definition, and deployed its financial space tool to consider impacts across all working floors.

A pilot floor was created to test flexible working and examine space utilisation and working styles. A lack of meeting rooms and collaborative space was also addressed, and a dynamic central hub proposed with touchdown desks, informal meeting areas, presentation booths and refreshment areas.
With a new headquarters found in Canary Wharf – to be populated in 2019 – tp bennett’s inputs have driven the design within, supported by Societe Generale’s “Work Smarter" initiative.