Fifteen months ahead of the lease expiry in Bermondsey, The DeVono Group as invited to meet with Young Minds to discuss how they could help them with a “stay versus leave” analysis. The process began with a detailed workplace consultancy, with the Young Minds business plan and organisational culture at the forefront of the project. Factors such as staff productivity and morale, company agility, and overall retention were all important considerations. The workplace project included a space calculator, a stakeholder / leadership workshop, time and motion studies, staff engagement surveys, and a furniture and storage audit. The findings of this report formed a detailed project brief and were fed into a thorough market search.
After detailed negotiations on three shortlisted options, a new lease was eventually secured at India House, with a significant incentive package built into a ten ten-year lease commitment.
Dthree Studio continued their support with designing and building the new office, focussing heavily on staff wellness, capturing the green agenda, considering the impact of technology, and all this within the budget set by Young Minds at the beginning of the project.