Immersive workspaces at the Lava Labs
Location: Whitehaven and London, UK
Product: Immersive workspaces
As a world-renowned design, engineering and project-managing consultancy, SNC-Lavalin (now AtkinsRéalis) helps its clients to plan, design and deliver projects all around the world. Its expertise covers everything in a project’s lifecycle in areas such as infrastructure, transportation, nuclear and power, engineering and design, water, the environment, defence, aerospace, communications, project management and architecture.
Back in 2013, SNC-Lavalin set out on a journey to embed a culture of digital transformation across the business, changing up how it would deliver projects to its clients. Part of this journey involved looking at what its offices of the future might be like. A few years later, the Covid-19 pandemic sped up the process – in the wake of a transformed working world, SNC-Lavalin knew change had to happen.
Its Lava Labs, technology hubs at several of SNC-Lavalin's offices, are a physical symbol of the commitment to digital. These Labs are kitted out with technology such as VR headsets and video walls – and, following a period of market research, Igloo immersive workspaces have been installed at the Lava Labs in Whitehaven and London in the UK. The SNC-Lavalin teams have made extensive use of these.