LOTH provides workspace solutions for major changes

The Limited headquarters in Columbus sought LOTH’s expertise when moving from a building they occupied for more than 20 years into a newly constructed space.

Challenge:

  • design the new space: coordinate space design and procurement of new furniture
  • pack & go: move services for 176 employees
  • project problems: building construction behind schedule
  • short schedule: compressed installation and move timeline

Strategy:

  • coordinate the relocation: extensive pre-move planning and purge sessions
  • determine collaboration needs: analyze how groups interact with other departments and what constitutes collaboration among teams
  • functional workspace: provide each team member with an appropriate and functional workspace
  • address specific creative needs: areas for individual and team creativity

Solution:

  • create neighborhood zones: established neighborhood zones to create purposeful adjacencies
  • included multiple settings: provided a variety of open and enclosed settings
  • wayfinding: signage identified each department and employee space on move day
  • individual spaces: over ten typical desk layouts plus private offices
  • pre-move activities: seven dedicated purge days contributed to the efficiency

Result:

  • collaborative interaction: environment supports collaborative interaction within an open-plan setting
  • expeditious relocation: employees were able to move over the weekend and were up and running on Monday
  • employee specific: provides each team member with an appropriate and functional workspace
  • successful installation: over 150 workstations, 25 private offices and 24 sliding glass doors on wall product

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