Ceridian Canada Winnipeg Office
Prominent IT company Ceridian Canada relocates to a new state-of-the-art office designed to bring out the best in its skilled workforce. A key project driver was to encourage stronger and more open collaboration by customizing a new space that could house its full staff complement on one floor.
Upon partnering with ESP to explore potential locations and program its new space, Ceridian opted to relocate to the third floor of True North Square: a mixed-use development in Winnipeg’s burgeoning entertainment district. Next, visioning sessions and 3-D software reviews helped to bring forward a fresh design aesthetic prioritizing collaboration, team morale and adaptability.
Transitioning from a five-floor office to a single-level workplace, the design aims to maximize common-use spaces. Low-lying, alternate workstations and collaboration zones ring the perimeter for all to enjoy direct daylight radiating in from the 14-foot glass curtain wall. These spaces also enable staff to retreat to different settings during the day, enhancing flexibility. Warm-up and cool-down areas next to meeting rooms promote teamwork and ongoing discussions, while private offices with glass wall fronts and demountable partitions aid light filtration and adaptability.
Two vibrant social spaces further compliment connectivity. The welcoming reception offers comfortable seating and a refreshment station and flows into an expansive staff lounge with integrated technology to support full staff gatherings. Energy-efficient lighting, thermal comfort controls and bold brand accents recur throughout, complimented by a locally made, 11-foot art feature that beautifully celebrates sense of place.
A contemporary and collaborative work hub with a distinct urban edge, the office relocation injects new energy into Ceridian’s environment. Upon moving into the space, the change even inspired some team members to postpone their retirement for a chance to work out of the company’s beautiful, new Winnipeg headquarters.
Completion date: 2019
Size: 25,000 sq. ft.
Client: Ceridian Canada
(Private offices, meeting and boardrooms, office support, warm-up and cool-down areas, collaboration space, reception, hoteling stations, mail and storage, elevator lobby, staff lounge, wellness room)
Interior Design: Environmental Space Planning