Using inspiration from the likes of Google, the new £1m, 15,000sqft facility encourages collaboration and puts employee wellness, productivity and the needs of franchisees centre-stage, a move which further enables the growth and development of the énergie brand. Watch the video below to see a time-lapse of the new énergie Central unfolding.
Part of the functional designs includes a running track connecting the reception to the offices, high-standing communal workspaces, “hot desks” for mobile working, “hot boxes” for storage, quiet pods for concentration, a large training space for franchisees and club staff, and a bookable room aptly named “Napland” complete with a napping pod to encourage staff to take breaks.
The 5,000sqft franchise built on-site not only benefits employees with a free membership to promote health within the work place, but also allows franchisees and prospective franchisees to see a live énergie franchise in action.
Chairman and CEO, Jan Spaticchia commented: “In terms of the training, having the franchise on-site is essential. It’s immediate – you can go and actually touch and feel and go in a working énergie facility.”