At Scott Carver, we can draw from our hotel expertise to look at workplace design from a fresh perspective.
Hotel design now comprises one quarter of Scott Carver’s practice and we have worked on projects in Australasia with major hospitality groups, including IHG Hotels & Resorts, Accor, Marriot Hotels & Resorts and TFE Hotels.
Through our practice, we have developed an in-depth understanding of developer and operator requirements to question the traditional hotel model and reinvent the status quo.
The evolution of the hotel industry is underpinned by intelligent design solutions that are responsive to human behaviour and our ever-changing lifestyle and can be adapted to the places where we live and work.
Scott Carver applies this hotel design lens approach to envision and design places by redefining the mix of spaces to cater for shifts in modern lifestyles.
The ultimate challenge of hotel design is to elevate the experience and make it more appealing than what people have at home.
Likewise, the office fitout will need to up the ante and create an environment that is better than an employee’s home office situation. It is about creating a welcoming space and providing an inviting reason to go into the city.
Workplace interior design, with a focus on furniture solutions, will enable spaces for people to collaborate in groups, escape for creative time, or create a buffer for privacy and protection during Zoom conferences and phone calls.
In our recent The New Disruptors in Hospitality Report, workplace trends show the provision of alternative working environments is becoming an important consideration in supporting new ways of working.
According to a study by the International Workplace Group (IWG), nearly 50 per cent of Australian employees work remotely for at least half of the week, while more than two-thirds work outside the office at least one day a week.
As a result, tenant briefs are increasingly asking for up to 40 per cent of their workspace to be flexible, causing an uplift in demand and competition among co-working operators.
Co-working is a saturated market; however, hotels have again differentiated themselves in this space by offering a hospitality level of service to activate lobbies as unofficial co-working spaces where visitors can enjoy a sense of community and ambience.
Food and beverage and concierge services are all hotel staples that the commercial market is starting to adopt to offer amenities that entice employees back to the office.