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Real estate services firm JLL recently moved to a new office at One Taikoo Place in Quarry Bay. With the focus on wellness and high-tech features, the 35,000 square ft office aims to fulfill JLL's vision for the future of work – offering employees and clients across the board a greater feeling of hospitality and a more ‘human experience’ in the workplace.

Here are some of the new features:
  • Height-adjustable desks: The office’s work stations are supported with height-adjustable desks, allowing staff the ability to customise their desks to their ideal comfort level – promoting mobility and flexibility.
  • Fully equipped gym with 24-hour access: Employees have convenient access to a treadmill, elliptical fitness cross-trainer, spinning bikes, indoor rowers, Hoist personal pulley gym, super bench, kettlebells and solid steel dumbbells.
  • Yoga classes: Twice a week, a professional yoga instructor conducts yoga classes in a dedicated ‘reflection room’.
  • Recharge zone: The zone is equipped with massage chairs and lounge chairs, in individual pods.
  • Lighting control sensors: Lighting control sensors automatically adjust the lighting levels in the office by measuring light levels outside the building, saving energy as a result.
  • Occupancy sensor: Occupancy sensors in the office are used to automate lights and monitor screens by detecting movement, saving energy as a result.
  • MultiTaction screens: MultiTaction screens allow employees to interact with content on the screens, creating experiential and customised presentations and offers workshoping capabilities with clients or colleagues in different locations.
  • UtilisationIQ: The UtilisationIQ is a workplace utilisation and tracking solution that allows companies to accurately understand how their teams use space. The tool aggregates data from any number of sources- including sensors and network logons – to help companies improve space efficiency, optimise occupancy and elevate the workplace experience.
The office also boosts impressive green credentials with two large ‘green walls’, plants throughout the office, low emission furniture, an air purification system with real-time air quality monitoring, an active encouragement of recycling and a move away from single use plastics.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to create a collaborative and energised workplace environment that underscores our expertise in leasing, design, project management as well as workplace strategies. We have also introduced the concept of change management in the office design as staff engagement is something we encourage and value. It is important to us that our employees are working in an environment they truly enjoy and feel inspired. Our team members had a say on how the new office would look through a committee of representatives from each department, participating in the decision-making for the design of our new office, and voting for what furniture they prefer,” said Gavin Morgan, managing director at JLL.

“It is our priority to put wellness at the heart of our office design and use new tech to optimise all aspects of how people work and collaborate. By centring the office design on wellness, we hope that employees will feel both healthier and happier at work. Their increased satisfaction will translate into better productivity and real pride for their workplace.”