Chiswick Park : Far more than a place of work #enjoywork

Flashbulb relocated to Chiswick Park in February 2018 and since then has observed first-hand the Park’s commitment to placing people and their needs at the forefront of its vision for an ideal workplace

Whilst its location and portfolio of residents is impressive, the most distinctive feature of Chiswick Park is its fun and vibrant atmosphere. Chiswick Park’s #EnjoyWork philosophy challenges traditional perceptions of office life by offering a range of physical and mental activities that can be enjoyed at any time.

A typical lunchtime at Chiswick Park could see colleagues competing in football, netball or basketball games, using the free park bikes to explore the wider Chiswick area, rowing on the lake, or playing board games in the sun. This diverse range of activity is arranged and encouraged by the park, recognising that those who enjoy their work are more productive and engaged with their company’s business goals.

Chiswick Park places people at the forefront of their vision for an ideal workplace, recommending people try new things and meet new people during their free time. The guiding principle being that employees need more than just pay incentives to perform well, and that happy employees are more collaborate, creative and better at problem solving. Not only does Chiswick Park help produce a fit and healthy workforce, it also provides networking opportunities between the park’s occupants.

Designed by renowned Architect Richard Rogers in 2000, Chiswick Park is a 1.8 million square foot business park that accommodates the Global, National and European Head Offices of some of the world’s leading companies. Household names such Starbucks, PEPSICO, Sony, Paramount Pictures and Swarovski are accommodated with a mixture of smaller companies in 12 modern, stylish and serviced offices. These have a range of configurations offering private meeting rooms, individual spaces and social areas for all its occupants. The offices are centred around the park’s inner garden which consists of 33 acres of landscaped gardens complete with a lake, waterfall, boardwalk and abundance of outdoor seating such as deckchairs, beanbags and picnic rugs.

This green location offers an inspiring and relaxing place to work whilst remaining in an easily accessible London location for clients and staff. The park is directly opposite Gunnersbury Tube Station, with 4 other underground and mainline stops nearby. The park is only two minutes from the M4 and 14 minutes from the M25 by car, in addition to being in close proximity to Heathrow Airport making it an ideal location for both international and UK business.

Chiswick Park offers a yearlong programme of events such as Guinness World Record Breaking, live performances, mini golf, and an annual firework show. Its extensive facilities such as the Virgin Gym, on site restaurants, convenience stores and pop up food vendors makes the option of working at home seem much less attractive and encourages face to face meetings and teamwork.

Ultimately Chiswick Park’s desire for its occupants and visitors to enjoy work resonates throughout the park. The desirability of the park acts as a magnet to new staff looking to join a lively and productive working environment, as well as progressive businesses.