Approximately 80 people visited Citi's new office in One Bay East on 11 May, 2017 to hear how Citi delivered their first project globally to secure WELL Building Standard Silver Precertification and LEED Platinum certified. The presentation was then followed by a tour of the space.
Head of Citi Realty Services in Hong Kong, Duncan Macintyre, along with Citi's Project Director, David Armitage, presented the reasons for Citi's decision to undertake WELL certification in addition to LEED certification, the challenges that they encountered, the various lessons learned noted in retrospect and validation of the benefits achieved to support their decision. Many of the challenges were overcome as a result of Citi owning the building. Attendees were able to get a more insightful perspective with a tour of the office including the client facing areas, employee work spaces as well as the gymnasium and the chance to discuss with other professionals over drinks and food from their WELL certified caterers afterwards.
A special thanks to Platinum sponsors CBRE who were involved in the representation for Citi in the purchase of the tower at One Bay East, the largest ever en-bloc office transaction in Hong Kong, as well as the Project Management for the Hong Kong City Plan and Change Management of Citi Works activity based working environment program; and POSH who provided the bulk of the system furniture under the strict provisions of the WELL and LEED building standards and Citi Works program.
Photos of the event can be viewed below.
Duncan Macintyre, Head of Citi Realty Services, Hong Kong
David Armitage, Project Director, Hong Kong City Plan, Citi Realty Services