ASB Air3 Pod Case Study

Why build walls? When you think about it logically, it makes no sense. ASB are moving away from a bricks and mortar property focus to flexible platforms.

We are part way through a national installation project of Air3 Pods for ASB Bank as part of their retail property strategy. This strategy has evolved from bricks and mortar construction based fit outs to a modular and flexible based fit out. It’s a key part of ASB’s property brief to be able to select and utilise furniture that can play out the life cycle of its value and offer future proofed and agile solutions.

The Air 3 Pod has been selected because it satisfies the modular and future proofed pieces of the property strategy. It’s flexible, it’s plug and play but most importantly it meets the functional requirements of the staff and customers using it.

The Air3 Pod is an advanced room system that provides free standing meeting rooms, private space, phone booth and touchdown rooms. They feature an internationally patented opening roof system with an advanced fire safety system that has been developed to cater for sprinklered office environments and buildings.

The Air3 Pod system is demountable and can be moved, re-positioned and fully re-used. Perhaps one of the greatest features of these Pods is that you can take them with you, wherever you go. How many fixed wall offices can you take with you if you move buildings? None!

Post installation we’ve been checking in with the ASB sites to see what they think of the addition to their workspace. We’ve had great feedback about the Air3 Pods and there is a high level of engagement from the teams using them. They’re interacting with the technology features with ease and users have said that they can’t over hear conversations taking place within the pod from the outside.

Rod Aitken, Head of Property Strategic Projects ASB Property talks to us about the success of the Air3 Pod.

We've had great feedback about the Air3 Pods and there is a high level of engagement from the teams using them.

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