Firm lands vital airport role

Daily Echo: : Gatwick Airport, near Crawley. : Gatwick Airport, near Crawley.

HAMPSHIRE-based space management firm PiMS Workspace has landed a job at one of the country’s biggest airports.

The Fareham-based company has been appointed by Gatwick Airport in West Sussex to analyse and assess the efficiency of its office environments.

It will audit office space by measuring the utilisation and occupation throughout four of the airport’s buildings in the north and south terminals.

The analysis is in preparation for the airport’s introduction of an improved workplace strategy.

The audit is being carried out by a team of PiMS Workspace professionals, who will be on-site for two weeks.

They will focus on the use of every working environment, including meeting areas, break-out spaces and training rooms.

More than 55,000 observations will be made by the team, analysing more than 700 different locations.

Each individual location will be observed at regular intervals throughout a working day, before details of the observation are uploaded via PiMS Workspace’s mobile technology and the software PiMS Locator Anywhere.

How 50 different meeting areas are used will also be closely audited to assess efficiency within these workspaces across Gatwick Airport’s portfolio of properties.

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Naomi Wild, property asset manager at Gatwick Airport, said: “PiMS Workspace’s audit and analysis has clearly revealed the true efficiency of our working environments, as well as the staff occupation levels on a day-to-day basis.

“PiMS has provided us with the data that is difficult to gather when reviewing working environments as vast as ours.

“Accessing this data is the first step in assessing how well our workspace currently functions and the findings will equip us with the evidence we need to implement an improved workplace strategy.”

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