Building 1320 on the outskirts of Reading is the new headquarters building for Veritas Technologies UK and EMEA operations. The building was originally constructed around 20 years ago as part of a landscaped campus development but has been subject to a major recent refurbishment and the addition of a newly constructed double height atrium which now acts as the main entrance.
Veritas do not have a well-developed set of Global Workplace Standards. Since the split with Symantec in 2016 Veritas have an emerging set of Design Standards and a developing corporate identity. With a network of new sites emerging across the world and a positive move towards a more agile workplace environment, there is a strong emphasis on learning, innovation and developing their workplace concept.
We worked closely with the Workplace and Branding Teams based in their Santa Clara California HQ and made in depth analyses of several of their recent projects in Asia Pacific, India and Ireland to incorporate lessons learned and respond to the particular aspirations of the UK based operation.
The project benefitted from having a blank canvas and this has enabled us to develop a scheme, in close collaboration with the different business departments and main stakeholders, which meets all of their consolidation needs and takes their ideas about their workplaces a step closer to their global brand objectives.