The workplace is evolving from the daily commute, interactions with colleagues and customers, and our social values and networks.
GDA helps people and organisations adapt to flexible working, be it office, home or anywhere between. We work with many companies, some that seek to move away from traditional workplace structures.
The office had been changing before COVID-19. Your team’s well-being and productivity can be affected by an outdated model. Smarter working encourages people to be more flexible, less static, and do good things.
So, whether you are reconfiguring, relocating or downsizing, we support you through the process. Our spatial design and fit-out service create destinations where people want to be.
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.
Remember, as an employer, you have the same health and safety responsibilities for home workers as for any other worker.
We know great spaces attract, nurture and retain talent. They encourage collaboration and social interaction, greater productivity and flexibility and help people feel good about themselves and about their work.
Since the pandemic, we’ve reconfigured open-plan spaces into sub-divided work areas with meeting rooms, breakouts and quiet spaces using precision-engineered partition systems and acoustic pods. For extra acoustic control, we use specialist noise-reduction materials.
Good lighting in the workplace is proven to reduce eyestrain, migraines, 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.
Technology dramatically improves processes and productivity. We’re fast migrating to cloud tools to communicate, collaborate, and work remotely. Cloud brings up-to-date tools and file access to your teams’ computers, phones, or tablets wherever they are. Our IT partners help set up datacomms with VOIP, PBX and mobile phone systems, intranet, data and voice cabling, and ongoing support.
The design process often includes a measured building survey, floor plans, detail drawings, lighting and services drawings, 3D renders, written specifications, and tender documents. Buildings may require a structural survey, which we offer as part of our service.
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.