Daisyfield Mill

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust's first clinical building to undergo the space utiliisation process.

Colourful Artwork

Improves the look at feel of the working environment for Trust staff.

Agile Working Areas

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust identify agile working areas with navy blue paint.

Staff Break Out Areas

Enable Trust staff to take breaks or eat lunch away from their work stations.

Informal Meeting Areas

Trust staff can use informal meeting areas without booking.

Access All Agile Areas SharePoint Page

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT) use Microsoft SharePoint software, which is a document management system that encourages communication and file shares across the organisation. Similar to website functionality, it is a hub of information where employees can access folders, files and data that is crucial to their day to day activities.

Conference Room access before / after

Kitchenette before / after

The Bake House meeting room

The refurbishment of the Trust's existing conference room enabled agile working areas, a redesigned meeting room and new kitchen facilities.

The Bake House - Agile working area

The Trust's existing conference suite has been refurbished to include 8 agile working desks.

Scarisbrick Unit Layout

The image on the left depicts the Scarisbrick Unit before refurbishment with the storage units intact. The image on the right is post refurbishment and shows the newly created desk space.

Scarisbrick Unit New Layout

The Scarisbrick Unit is the only Trust premises in the West of Lancashire offering agile working areas

Bickerstaffe Unit, Ormskirk

An existing IT Training suite that has been reconfigured to accommodate agile workers when IT training is not taking place.

Space Utilisation

As part of Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s wider estates strategy, a number of buildings and clinical facilities were identified within the Trust’s Estates portfolio that could be used to accommodate a number of community based staff joining the Trust via the Transforming Community Services (TCS) programme set out by the Department of Health. The refurbishment of these buildings could also ensure the ongoing sustainability, best use of space and value for money from the Trust’s existing assets.

The existing office space within the identified buildings was either not fit for purpose or had the capacity to accommodate more members of staff. In order to avoid renting additional office space and thus generating further efficiencies for the Trust, surveys were undertaken to establish if refurbishment of these buildings would provide the space required by the Trust.

Through Agile working practice, the Space Utilisation team has improved the working environment for staff while at the same time efficiently utilising the space within the buildings and reducing overhead costs by increasing the number of desks available for use in each location.

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