Thursday, 25th April 2019


Large offices often provide their employees with a range of services such as gyms, spas, shops, restaurants or bars within their complex or building. There are therefore a huge range of job opportunities available from a chef to a personal trainer. All these services must be well managed and run to the highest standard possible so that the offices can receive the full benefits of them. Physical space matters. It’s easier to be productive, creative and happy at work in a colourful, organic, playful environment than in a grey, linear, boring one.

Google’s office in Zurich is an “inspiring and fun” place to work according to employees. It boasts a slide, a “chill out” aquarium, a games room, a library and plenty of free food! Fireman poles allow employees to slide down a level if they need to and a giant slide leads to the cafeteria to ensure a large number of the 300 engineers will reach the restaurant in good time. There is a rule in Google that no employee should be 100 meters away from food. The huge restaurant provides employees with breakfast, lunch and dinner. Whiteboards are everywhere, allowing ideas to be written down wherever they are thought up. Engineers work in small teams of three or four, with small offices, each of which comes with requisite ‘bean bag’ meeting room.

Canary Wharf contains London's three tallest buildings, 1 Canada Square, 8 Canada Square and the Citigroup Tower there are almost 100,000 people working on-site. The buildings are equipped with food and retail outlets, gyms, hairdressers and hotels. The Red Bull offices in London feature slides and table tennis.