AECOM officially opens new Glasgow office at 177 Bothwell Street
Infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has officially opened its new Bothwell Street office in Glasgow.
The new office brings together AECOM’s Glasgow team on one site and is one of the first major office redevelopments AECOM has undertaken for its staff to reflect the new employee preference for a more balanced choice when going to the office.
On the top floor, there’s an 8,000 square foot roof terrace incorporating Scotland’s first roof-top running track, giving Glasgow colleagues the chance to exercise in the day. The building also features spa-like shower facilities and more than 400 cycle racks. The whole building is also ‘touchless’, meaning you can arrive and not have to touch anything until you reach your desk.
Craig Little, Glasgow office leader, said: “I am incredibly proud of what we’ve got here in Glasgow as it’s a significant step up in quality. It was always the aspiration to move to a single space in Glasgow and this beautiful new office in the city centre benefits both colleagues and clients.”
Other features, designed by AECOM’s in-house interior design team include workstation areas, break-out and sitting areas, individual booths for calls, open collaboration project tables, a confidential project room, a prayer room, a mother and wellness room and a business garden.
Colleagues using the office can use individual sitting desks, collaborative areas to catch up with colleagues and break-out spaces to take a moment for their wellbeing. AECOM offers flexible, hybrid work options for all employees through its Freedom to Grow initiative, which supports employees in finding the balance and flexibility they need to do their best, deliver for clients and bring their whole selves to work.
AECOM’s European office portfolio continues to be upgraded with recent and ongoing moves and upgrades including Athens (Greece), Leuven (Belgium), Manchester (UK), Liverpool (UK) and Poznan (Poland). Every location has already or will undergo a transition to AECOM’s Purpose Driven Workplace, which aims to support our employees in a similar way to Glasgow, enabling the experience at each location to reflect and celebrate the local community and culture in the workplace whilst ensuring that they are sustainable and support the Freedom to Grow initiative.
Colin Wood, chief executive of AECOM in Europe & India, said: “The last few years have seen businesses increasingly move to hybrid working where feasible. As a company we were well ahead of the curve on this, introducing our Freedom to Grow initiative back in 2019.
“We know workplaces today need to cater for variation in working patterns and styles: some people like coming into the office to connect or collaborate, while others are driven by presence with purpose – coming in for a specific event. As a major employer across Europe with circa 9,000 people, including more than 500 in our Glasgow office, it’s important our real estate portfolio is flexible enough to cater for a diverse workforce and the knowledge that working patterns may yet further evolve. Our Glasgow office is perfect for these scenarios.”