PC Bank

PC Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of Loblaw Companies Limited. The company leased space on the 6th and 7th floors of the Telus Building in downtown Toronto. The LEED Gold facility with its modern, cutting edge spirit is a reflection of the Bank’s brand and differentiating it from its competitors in the market.

The area available in the building was slightly below the target area indicated by the space programme and with the Bank in a state of growth, we had to develop a strategy to accommodate that anticipated growth. We reworked their program and redefined their notion of the standard workstation to incorporate a “benching” style, which provided a more efficient and flexible layout for the work areas.

We have found that many people are at their workstation for less that 25% of the day and so we have learned to put more emphasis on the quality and quantity of shared collaborative space and less on the “personal real estate” of a workstation. More importantly, we were able to provide suites of meeting areas and a much enhanced café/informal meeting commons that provides more choice for collaborating during the work day within a more casual, yet very business-like, work environment.