property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is entering a new chapter in
its Midlands operations after moving offices and embracing agile and collaborative
consultancy has remained at Interchange Place, Birmingham, but has relocated
from the fifth and part sixth floors to the second floor; reducing their
footprint by around 35%.
Ramshaw, regional director of LSH Birmingham and East Midlands, said: We
operate very differently to how we did, when LSH first took space at
Interchange Place, approx.13 years ago. It’s important LSH remains at the
forefront of new ways of thinking and working, and this strategic move will
allow us to continue to do so. Our employees are open to new ways of operating,
and are ready to embrace agile working and the many benefits it brings to both
us, and our clients.
“The relocation will see us significantly reduce
our overheads, while still providing us with plenty of room to satisfy our
ambitious growth plans; something which was critical to the move. We are
practicing what we preach – we advise many of our clients on their office
requirements, and how to make best use of space, through our office advisory
and building consultancy teams. We are now implementing best practice to
benefit our own business.
move signals the beginning of a new, more efficient way of working for our
Birmingham team and the start of a new chapter for the consultancy.”
LSH worked with interior architects Hi
Design, who undertook a workplace consultancy to analyse staff roles and team
structures, using focus groups to explore the latest working practices. The
results helped shape the eventual design of the space.
Susan Whittle, managing director of Hi
Design, said commented: “Working with LSH has been exciting in the way they
have enthusiastically adopted new ways of working. They were very open to
innovative design ideas and keen to challenge existing custom and practice.
Agile working is about providing staff with a choice of how and where they
work. The design allows them to think about the day’s task, and to select the
space that best supports it.
own building surveying team has project managed the delivery of the project.