Ovenia, now Colliers International Finland, offers commercial real estate management services, residential property management services, shopping centre management and property development expertise and consultancy.
Ovenia asked Agile Work to define and plan its new headquarters. Ovenia had five offices in the capital area of Helsinki, which each had a slightly different work culture. The offices were unpractical, dark, divided into silos and did not support the requirements of different job tasks. The aim of the project was to create a united Ovenia.
A decision was made to invest in changing the work culture, which meant committed collaboration and co-creation from the employee side. In the definition phase space utilisation, commuting, and accessibility was analysed and observations were carried out.
Videos and newsletters were used to communicate about the project. Based on the results of the definition phase a spatial concept and programme was created for Ovenia. As a part of the process Agile Work helped Ovenia to search for appropriate properties.
The actual transformation was implemented in the summer of 2015 and Ovenia moved into the new premises in September of the same year. The workplace transformation was realised as a combination office, where most of the employees have designated work stations in the team spaces with support and retreat spaces located nearby. The office is also transformable into a multipurpose space with minor changes and office space can also be decreased if needed.
Size: 220 employees, 2100 m2 across three floors
Main investment: new ergonomic and space efficient workstation furniture for everybody