Celebrations were held recently for the handover of AJ Bell’s new headquarters at 4 Exchange Quay (EQ4), with project teams toasting completion on the final floor to be finished – a 7th floor roof terrace and social hub space.
Over the past couple of months AJ Bell have been moving into EQ4, developed by TSK to provide the best possible workplace, with health and wellbeing of all employees at its heart.
The design emphasis of the new headquarters is on a flexible, task-focused and connected working environment in order to deliver first class service to customers. There are formal and informal meeting spaces, areas to work collaboratively, breakout areas and huddle spaces - all designed to reflect the differing work activities and optimised to enhance the service delivered.
A state of the art gym, training and seminar suite, e-learning zone, along with a dining area, amphitheatre and lounge that will transform into a bar for staff once a month on the 7th floor, make up the fantastic range of facilities provided in EQ4.
Andy Bell, chief executive at AJ Bell, commented: “The move to the new headquarters at Exchange Quay is part of our continued growth trajectory and ongoing investment in our workforce. We want to provide the best working environment for our existing staff which will also help to support our active recruitment.
“Everything developed in EQ4 has been borne out of TSK’s experience and out of what our people wanted. I’m delighted with our new headquarters, that has provided a modern, flexible environment in which all can thrive and which the next chapter of our history can be written.
AJ Bell employees played a big part in the development of the new workspace with ‘champions’ selected from each business area to engage all staff with the move.
Andrew Burns, Managing Director at TSK said: “A key part of the success of EQ4 was spending a lot of time early on in the process with AJ Bell to fully understand the vision of the project and their requirements.
AJ Bell are committed to helping people – their customers - enjoy secure, healthy and happy lives so it was integral that the health and wellbeing of their own people was fully considered in the new space.
EQ4 was a fantastic project to work on and we’re proud to be able to celebrate with AJ Bell their new headquarters and all the first-class facilities they can now enjoy.”