Inspiration - motivated by the quest for extraordinary workplace outcomes
Ollio was founded to bring a real difference to how the property industry delivers value to its clients and the people who use its built environment products.
Agile for Buildings Methodology (A4B)
Underpinning our rationale to fundamentally change the way buildings are currently procured is the requirement to bridge the current communication gulf between designers and users.
To change this we want users to get closer to the design process, ideally to become co-authors and co-owners of their new workplaces.
Agile for Buildings not only facilitates this, it allows users to invest at an emotional level in the details that will lead to more productivity for them once they have moved in.
Creating this untapped value at the user's level is the catalyst that triggers greater productivity, sufficient in ROI to begin to recover the whole of the cost of the new property investment within a very short space of time.
Protecting property portfolio investments
In the wake of the Lehman Bros. crash of 2008, property fund managers have become more alert to the fiduciary risks inherent in their property portfolios.
For many, it stands to reason that they should want to mitigate a repeat of the collapse of billions of value from managed property portfolios and do what they can to improve the visibility of the risk over the long-term of the asset.
For this reason, LEED, WELL Building and BREEAM are the kinds of hallmarks in quality that many have turned to as a way of introducing some visibility of asset quality.
Our Agile 4 Buildings Methodology will significantly improve on this, to leverage greater commitment by the tenant, at higher margins, to higher perceived importance to the incumbent business.
It makes fiduciary sense, therefore, to connect the user and asset value for the longer term duration, promoting longer leases, greater yield and review and upgrade of the asset on shorter cycles as Agile Methods invoke business upgrades over the medium term.
Changing the economics of new buildings procurement
To unlock a new economic paradigm for property acquisition, one that allows tenants as occupiers to become much more important players in the dynamics of the property deal, we have arrived at a new procurement methodology.
The method exploits the greater value enshrined in people over than that enshrined in the property as an asset.
Realising that what people do and how effectively they do it is a more important and valuable metric for businesses to manage, over that of taking steps to minimise built environment rent and overheads.
It makes sense to ensure the building and its inhabitants are working in perfect harmony so that the much larger value created by the business is more efficiently facilitated and supported by the building.
Agile for Building is a framework that creates the conditions for this to happen with repeatable certainty on bottom line outcomes.
As human beings, we have an instinctive preference to be close to the natural world. It stands to reason, therefore, that building design should take account of the importance of our instinctive human kinship with natural elements.
Independent research suggests that buildings designed to biophilic principles have recovered the added investment in them within the first four years of occupancy by reinforcing qualities of increased productivity and wellbeing.
As bi-product biophilic designs have also been proven to significantly improve organisational brand identity, marketing impact, as well as reduced climate change and corporate social responsibility impacts, feeding perfectly into the requirements of tenants, developers and portfolio managers as a potentially important added ingredient to the transparency of the value of the asset.
Worldwide the construction industry emits about 35% of our greenhouse gas emissions and is responsible for more than 50% of all extracted materials. It could also help to save up to 30% of water consumption. It's a big problem moving forward into the next 10-year horizon, a horizon that is well within the compass of current asset development?
Not yet mainstream, we see the new science of biomimetics or biomimicry as contributing an important body of knowledge in the search for more sustainable materials of construction.
The challenge now facing us as a species, is to begin to understand and then replicate the techniques nature has already developed to help us solve our critical resources issues, whereby product materials are renewed on a continuum and water is perpetually created and recycled thus eliminating the linear model to create a natural cyclical one.
Post Occupancy Evaluation
We offer a complete Soft Landings management service, acting as the Soft Landings Champion on behalf of the client, or as the Soft Landings Co-ordinator on behalf of the contractor.
Our innate abilities as designers give us an added advantage in understanding and development of more enlightened and productive outcomes for the performance of the building and its systems pre and post-handover.