10 October 2011
Capita Symonds’ Strategic Property & Workplace Projects team
have been appointed by Network Rail for the development and
implementation of an agile working programme across the company’s
vast property portfolio.
Capita Symonds will be delivering the
programme with its strategic partner, iDEA.
The five year programme will cover a
significant proportion of the Network Rail estate which comprises
150 offices, over 1500 workplaces, and a total of 35,000 employees.
Work will start immediately with the commencement of Phase 1 which
will focus on five key buildings in Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham
and London that house some 4000 Network Rail staff.
David George, Capita Symonds, says: “We are
particularly pleased with our success in securing this major
contract - our second with Network Rail this year. As you would
expect, the tender attracted significant competition from other
well known consultancies in this field and to secure such a project
with this high profile client reinforces our innovative approach to
designing and implementing agile working programmes.”
Network Rail’s agile working programme aims to
optimise the efficiency of the company’s office portfolio,
increasing both financial and operational benefits while providing
the workforce with an ideal working environment. Capita Symonds’
role will be to identify, through detailed workforce engagement,
the ‘right’ workplace design and configuration for Network Rail and
to develop and implement a behavioural change programme to promote
more agile ways of working.
David Williams, Project Lead for Network Rail,
said: “I am looking forward to working with the Capita Symonds team
on this exciting project. The Agile Working programme
presents a huge opportunity for our organisation to consider how we
work, provide an environment that reflects our business needs and
importantly supports and enables the workforce to become truly