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High performance workspaces for YBS


YBS Group




New HQ Leeds / Bradford / Peterborough

Project Description:

Building Refurbishment

Scope of Service:

Strategy & Transformation
Brand & Experience
Media Production

Project size: 

3,000+ employees

Project Value:

£27 million combined

Contract Value:



June 2012 – June 2015

We can help make change happen

To find out more please contact us:
Web: www.sovibrant.co.uk
Tel: +44(0)1423 789388
Email: clientservices@sovibrant.co.uk
SoVibrant Ltd, Hornbeam House, Hornbeam
Park, Harrogate HG2 8QT


The UK’s second largest building society has seen significant growth from mergers and acquisitions.
Looking for a more innovative, responsive estate to support agile working, enhance operational performance and create a more flexible platform for the future, YBS Group commissioned SoVibrant to undertake a three-phase project for its HQ accommodation.

The Challenge

To develop agile workplace environments that are engaging and flexible, reconnecting YBS’s people with the evolving culture and values of the brand, whilst delivering a fully integrated Group approach to its commercial estates strategy and workplace design.

The Results

The new workplace projects an integrated, confident brand that engages existing and future stakeholders, customers and communities. With ‘New Ways of Working’ implemented across its head office accommodation, benefits include:

Work no longer bound by co-worker proximity/ time zone;

Faster, more effective communication;

Appropriate & improved;

An empowered workforce;

Choice of work setting relevant to the activity;

The right facilities in the right place at the right time;

Flexibility & agility for quick customer response;

Organisational well-being, encouraging & securing future talent sources;

True connectivity, enabling access to information regardless of time, distance or organisational silos.

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