Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge Campus
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
Wednesday 24 April, 2019
- No. of work points surveyed: 55
- Date of project: Feb 2019
- No. of buildings surveyed: 4 Floors in 2 buildings
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) required a consolidation of their current office space at their Cambridge campus, specifically they wished to maximise the efficient use of their student services space.To understand how to better use the space ARU requested that Aberley collected space utilisation data over 10 working days. This data was then used as part of a larger project to re-design their current spaces. Alongside the SUS Aberley were also required to complete a storage audit, detailing linear metreage of current storage space and how it is currently utilised.
ARU were concerned that completing the survey at the same time every hour could result in misleading information, Aberley therefore proposed that the survey times each hour were varied to ensure an accurate recording of the use of the space. The layout of the office space also provided complexity for the survey team, a very careful plan of the audit route for each hour was completed to the satisfaction of ARU.
Aberley provided one of our in-house workplace specialists to perform the survey, all of whom have extensive experience in conducting SUS and gathering accurate data. As requested, we started each survey sweep at different times of the hour to ensure accurate recording of utilisation. The current layout is a mixture of open plan spaces, cellular offices and pods. Aberley collected all the data on tablets, allowing real time uploads of data. Our in-house data analytics experts created and presented a report to ARU showing exactly how their space is used.
As part of the greater project staff members were interviewed to ascertain how Anglia Ruskin staff use their current space and what requirements they have if they were to be moved or have an office re-design.
- Aberley have the most robust workplace data collection methodology and analysis.
- We provide our clients with the data they require to make both tactical and strategic decisions for their workspaces and their people.