The output drove a series of Human Centred Design workshops with the Regional Leadership team and the Corporate Real Estate Team to identify project aspirations and key drivers for the building and confirm project direction as design concepts developed.
In tandem we ran a programme of interviews, observation studies and staff surveys to build a brief for the space.
The briefing process confirmed a continuing need to deliver traditional classroom style training but also recognises the need to provide:
- A new learning environment for leadership training
- A completely flexible and interactive space to support major collaboration / innovation events such as hackathons (250 people over 2 / 3 days) and other activities to support the development of new products and services for the Bank
- An event heart for the building to allow large town hall meetings and to provide a facility for their customers, collaborators and the local community
- 2 floors of flexible workplace for HR to support their administrative functions and all spaces associated with recruitment and development of training content to support building training activity along with a growing percentage of remotely delivered training modules