Adobe’s new building hosts BIFM London Region event
05-12-17 11:38 BIFM
More than 80 facilities professionals in London attended the BIFM London Region's last event of 2017 – a tour of Adobe’s new office followed by a talk on how the space uses technology to manage its occupancy levels. Sponsored by Workplace Fabric, which provides the Freespace tool to Adobe, the event heard from Mark Bell, regional workplace operations manager EMEA at Adobe, who introduced Adobe’s new office, and how the company has consolidated four offices around London and the south-east to one facility on Silicon Roundabout, in the heart of London’s tech village.
The new space has “put Adobe on the map” Bell said, as well as enabling the business to scale with longevity, create an environment which represents the business, act as a recruitment and retention tool and create a sense of community for Adobe in the UK.
A key part of the success of the space is the use of Freespace, said Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO of Workplace Fabric. The tool allows Adobe to increase space utilisation, improve worker productivity and increase collaboration. The Freespace screens show employees and visitors live space availability for both desks and break-out/ meeting space allowing people to choose the most appropriate space for their work.
Bell explained that Adobe planned to use Freespace to introduce comparisons between temperature/ humidity behavior and helpdesk tickets, as well as driving cleaning schedules based on occupancy.
Following the main presentations, which also included the region’s AGM managed by deputy chair David Howorth, delegates enjoyed a tour of the new Adobe facility.