As the lead authority for the Asset Management Workstream on the National Improvement and Efficiency Partnership, and a leading member of the Central Buying Consortium, Hampshire County Council has an exceptional record of achieving cost savings and efficiency in the management of its property portfolio. Kinnarps is a preferred supplier, and has supported HCC in its endeavours for over 14 years.
HCC’s 6,000 members of staff were housed across a large office portfolio which presented a raft of challenges. The traditional, cellular office layout was inefficient and outdated, with individual workstations that took up unnecessary space and were often unoccupied. The objective of the ‘Workstyle’ Programme, which began in 2009, was to “transform our existing workspaces into a modern, flexible office portfolio, whilst introducing new ways of working; provide the opportunity to generate efficiencies, deliver better services, improve corporate performance, and enable greater networking with partner agencies.”
The HCC office estate has been completely refurbished to provide flexible, efficient and modern offices with functional spaces for its workforce and service users. This was achieved with the support of Kinnarps, via:
“Not only has it delivered enormous improvements in quality and cost efficiency, but the programme has also been met almost universally by positive staff and customer feedback.”