Camelot Group, a fast-moving games business known for operating the UK National Lottery, recently hired workplace design firm Area, to renovate their head office in Watford, England.
“Wanting to further promote a positive working culture, the brief was to provide a workplace solution that supports employee wellbeing, encourages collaboration across teams, and benefitsthe business’ bottom line. Initially, a workplace appraisal was carried out by sister company 360 Workplace, to better understand how Camelot Group work as a business. The workplace study concluded that Camelot Group’s 500 employees could all fit into two of the three buildings they occupied. Having already undergone an extensive fit-out five years earlier which included significant M&E works,the revised solution needed to minimise spend whilst maximising impact. Requiring to work round the existing architecture where possible, the newly-formed workspace was designed to integrate the existing partitions and rooms. A cultural change was supported through intelligent design and an informed furniture selection. Encouraging collaboration and a cohesive working environment, the main tea point and service hubs were relocated to the core of each floor, providing a central area for teams to come together. Dispersing from the core, teams have been staggered outwards with groups requiring higher levels of concentration positioned on the perimeter where closed meeting rooms and more formal worksettings are located,” says Area