• Press Release
  • July 30, 2018
  • Arcadis Hong Kong

Arcadis Hong Kong embraces sustainability and well-being with move to a new inspirational office space in Two Harbour Square, Kwun Tong

Arcadis Hong Kong - The Asia headquarters of Arcadis, the leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets, has moved into a 78,000 sq. ft. office spread over three floors connected via internal staircases at Two Harbour Square, Kwun Tong.

  • The 78,000 sq. ft. office space brings company’s three business lines – Cost Management, Project Management & Business Advisory, and Design & Engineering – under one roof for the first time
  • New space was designed for activity based working and promotes collaboration, creativity and flexibility

With the move, Arcadis Hong Kong’s business lines of Cost Management, Project Management & Business Advisory, and Design & Engineering, will be housed in a single location for the first time. The office has been designed to promote greater collaboration, support sustainability, and create a strong sense of community and well-being. 

“At Arcadis, we care about our people and want to provide an engaging environment that supports the way we work. Arcadis Hong Kong’s new office is a place to foster new insights, inspire your best ideas, to be productive and be proud of,” said Francis Au, Head of Hong Kong and Macau. 

Asset-driven transformation

The new office space is more than just a move; it is a catalyst for wider business transformation in business efficiency and how services are delivered to clients.

Each floor has two large neighbourhood squares and various huddle spaces to facilitate face-to-face interaction, encourage our people to share experiences, nurture creativity and work as a cohesive team. In an activity based working environment, everyone is free to choose the workplace best suits their workstyle, the type of task needed to perform, and how they will collaborate with others.

Sustainability and well-being

People and community are Arcadis’ top priorities which is why there are wellness rooms, nursing mother facilities and recharge quiet zones to cater to people’s needs and support their well-being. 78% of desks are sit/stand desks to help promote activity and movement during office hours.

As part of Arcadis’ commitment to social responsibility, the staff café will be operated in a sustainable fashion, from sourcing to serving.  The company has partnered with a café vendor who sources coffee beans responsibly from local Indonesian farmers. The café has worked hard at managing unnecessary consumption and eliminated disposable cups and the use of single-use plastics in its operations. To contribute back to the local community, the café will provide employment and training opportunities to the socially disadvantaged, with the intention that a considerable portion of its profits will go to local charitable causes.

In order to keep paper out of the workplace and to enhance operations, Arcadis has taken a nearby semi-industrial building which will act as an Offsite Receivables Centre (ORC). This industry leading facility will act as a “tender production and safe storage facility”, additionally it will handle incoming mail, major document production as well as the Document Management System electronically. The transformation from paper to an electronic way of working is further made possible by investment in e-marking devices and technology. These new ways of working will not only reduce the office’s overall paper consumption, but also improve efficiency.

Staff fully engaged during process

During the six-month long move process, Arcadis’ Hong Kong staff members have been engaged and kept informed throughout, from selection of furniture to tasting sessions in choosing the café vendors. In addition, information fairs and office tours have been held to familiarize people with the new space and the new way of working.

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Contact Details:

For further information please contact Penny Murphy, Regional Head of Marketing and Communications, penny.murphy@arcadis.com, T: +852 2830 3500

About Arcadis
Arcadis is the leading global Design & Consultancy for natural and built assets. Applying our deep market sector insights and collective design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services we work in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes throughout the lifecycle of their natural and built assets. We are 27,000 people, active in over 70 countries that generate €3.2 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. www.arcadis.com

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