The global pandemic has impacted how we all work; from the daily commute, interactions with colleagues and customers, and our social values and networks. The workplace is evolving fast.
GDA helps organisations adapt to the new world of flexible working from an office, home or anywhere in between.
The workplace had been changing before COVID-19 and for the better. People are a business most important asset. Their health and general wellbeing are affected by the built environment. We know smart-working encourages people to be more flexible, be less static, do good things, and now social distance.
So, whether you are reconfiguring, downsizing or relocating your current space, we guide you through the process and provide the complete design and fit-out service.
We also help clients to set up dedicated home workspaces for their teams. And work closely with contract furniture and lighting manufacturers and resellers to specify and procure well-designed quality furniture, storage and locker systems, lighting and accessories. We recommend DSE Assessment for workstations as part of your HR duty, even for those working from home.
Great spaces, be they large or small, attracts, nurtures and retains talent. It encourages collaboration and social interaction, greater productivity and flexibility. It makes people feel good within themselves and about their work.
With the pandemic comes the need for cough screens, and distancing, especially to open-plan space. We supply screens and reconfigure open-plan space into sub-divided areas, meeting rooms and quiet space from precision-engineered glass partition systems and acoustic pods. For extra acoustic control, we use specialist noise reduction.
Good lighting is key to any workspace, even at home. It is proven to reduce eyestrain, migraine, headaches and fatigue and lessen accidents and absenteeism. Our lighting designs and calculations achieve recommended lux levels, colour temperature and energy efficiency with LED luminaires using the latest technology and control systems; developed, tested and manufactured by market leaders.
The design process can comprise a measured building survey, floor plans and detail drawings, lighting and services drawings, 3D renders and written specification and tender documents. Buildings may require a structural survey which we can do as part of our service.
Finally, and more so since the pandemic, we’re migrating to cloud tools like Microsoft 365, Google’s G Suite and Monday, and apps like Slack and WhatsApp, to better communicate, collaborate and remote work. Cloud brings up-to-date tools and storage to your teams’ computer, phone or tablet wherever they are. Our IT partners will help setup cloud working in your organisation, provide VOIP and digital telephony, intranet, data and voice cabling, and ongoing support.
GDA has completed Cat A and Cat B fit-outs for office, co-working and communal spaces, retail and mixed-use developments, historic buildings, restaurants and bars, television news studios, education institutions and healthcare centres, recreation, leisure and visitor attractions.