The Workplace awards focus on the best workplaces in corporate culture, new tools, physical environment, sustainability, and significant workplace achievements. The winner of the main category of the 2022 Workplace Awards was a large-scale workplace transformation and refurbishment project by Agile Work and Bluefors. A total of 24 workplace projects or initiatives entered the competition. Rakli and IFMA Finland organized the competition for the fourth consecutive time.
The collaboration between Agile Work and technology company Bluefors has been ongoing since 2017. As a result, Bluefors has gained workspaces that support the organization’s identity as an international and science-centric growth company.
Bluefors, a fast-growing high-tech pioneer, wanted to invest in improving its working environment as part of its growth strategy. The project aimed to design facilities to support the expanding organization’s corporate culture and branding and how it operates in practice.
In addition to a modern look and feel, the space solutions were designed to reduce production lead times and increase efficiency.
The way Agile Work and Bluefors had equally considered both office and production spaces impressed the competition’s jury. The integration of different types of spaces, the experiential nature of the areas, and the visibility of the change were factors that helped the project to win the competition.
Founded in 2008, Bluefors specializes in low-temperature measurement systems for quantum computing, information technology, particle physics, radio astronomy, and other fields. The company is a market leader in its field and has an annual revenue of over 100 million euros.
“Thanks to this transformation project, among other things, recruitment has become easier, and production lead times have improved significantly. This project will also provide a huge learning experience for future expansions. Together with Agile Work, we have managed to create a working facility that Bluefors is proud of and where it is a pleasure to bring guests,” comments Bluefors COO Jonas Geust.
“All projects, like this one, are based on trust and good teamwork. It has been a pleasure to be part of Bluefors’ growth story and to be able to draw from Bluefors’ expertise,” says Tommi Lydman, Project Manager at Agile Work, who has also acted as a construction consultant on the project.