“This is going to be a new era,” he says, pointing out the massive changes in the officescape over the last decade.
“I’m sure the new officescape is going in a way that the previous era was not.
And we’ll be lucky if we can even come close to meeting the needs of the employees.
But we’re going to have to do our best.
The renovations will take place over the next three years, and a new office at the new location will be ready by the end of the decade.
The renovations also mean that the old building will be torn down and rebuilt at a cost of about $2 million.
The renovation will include a new elevator, a new concierge service and the addition of a full-time concierger service.
It’s a significant upgrade, says Mr. Fergus, who expects to see a 50 per cent increase in employees.
“The work that’s done here is going be so different from what they did in the old space,” he explains.
For some employees, the renovations will be the biggest change of their careers. “
We’re going into a new phase.”
For some employees, the renovations will be the biggest change of their careers.
The office is now open for business.
“We’re just very excited to be here,” says Lisa DeBruin, the executive director of the Canadian Centre for the Study of Older People, which has been helping employees with the renovations.
“And the people who have been working on it for the last 10 years, I think it’s really going to make a difference.”
Mr. Fales also says he hopes the renovations help to boost morale.
“I think it has an impact on people’s motivation and their ability to work and how they feel about themselves,” he said.
“They’re going through the process of changing their lives for the better.
I think that’s really good for everybody.”