Long gone are the days of the obligatory solo plant sitting in a reception waiting area, as Great Annual Savings (GAS) incorporates the latest commercial interior design trend into its new headquarters.
According to Penketh Group, it is human nature to respond positively when there are natural elements in close proximity, providing physical and mental perks as well as proven productivity benefits.
The premise is especially important in the UK, or other rainy, cool climates, where getting a dose of daily outdoors is not particularly practical all year-round.
Group HR Director, Judith Bennison said:
“We have developed the GAS garden within our state-of the-art HQ facility which includes extensive use of a 3D live-wall, picnic benches and artificial grass. The space is an ‘outdoor’ extension of the relaxed space we have created for all seasons and provides a desired area to connect with nature on those cooler rainy days, with all the comforts of being indoors.
Not only does the GAS garden provide proven health, wellbeing and productivity benefits, it is also a beautiful backdrop for photos when celebrating colleague achievements, such as our apprentices passing a course or a promotion. We encourage a bit of harmless fun and fully expect more than a few #theGASlife live-wall selfies on our Instagram account!”
As GAS looks to thread creativity through its entire operation, with an attitude of disruption and innovation it makes sense to embrace the competitive advantage of office quirks, such as bringing the outside in with an indoor garden area. An approach usually employed by global giants such as Facebook and Google, GAS once again demonstrates its forward-thinking approach to its future expansion plans and having a great environment for everyone to enjoy.