IT Company Easi is moving to a brand-new building to meet its future growth and combine it with a new quality working environment. This is the third investment in new workspaces for the Nivelles-based company in the last 5 years. The opening of the new offices, which can gather 400 people, is planned for 2025.
Anticipating the growth in the number of employees
Since 2017, the number of employees working at Easi has more than doubled to the 400 employees mark. Between January and September 2022, Easi hired 85 new colleagues, among which 36 work for the Nivelles site.
That's why the company decided to build a new office that can accommodate some 400 people. "The workspace available in Nivelles today (180 places) is no longer able to meet the company's needs," explains Laurent Delime, Easi's Human Resources Director. "With this new building, we want to further improve the experience of our employees in our offices. He adds: "The realization of this project will revolve around 3 main dimensions: first, the energy impact of the building will be reduced to a minimum. Second, the workspace will be inspiring and connected to meet the needs of hybrid work and co-creation. Finally, we will focus on green mobility with, for example, the installation of more than 100 electric charging stations for vehicles and on facilities for micro-mobility."
The new building will have a surface area of 5,000 m2 and will be built just 200 meters far from the current offices on a 2 hectare site. The opening is planned for 2025.
Third major investment in just 5 years
In April 2020, Easi opened a new 650 m² workspace in Zwijnaarde near Ghent with room for 45 employees. In June 2022, Easi opens a brand-new office in the former Stella Artois distillery (Oude Stokerij) in Leuven. This new building of 3500 m2 can gather more than 150 people. In addition, two additional floors are temporarily sublet to anticipate future growth.
In total Easi has invested in some 10,000 m2 of office space over the past 5 years.
Facilitating work and meetings
The health crisis has caused a real shift in the way we think about the workplace. While many companies are now moving to larger-scale telecommuting or coworking spaces, Easi wants to maintain the company dynamic that sets it apart by providing a great place to work for its employees.
Homeworking has become widespread at Easi, but working entirely from home is not on the agenda. "Communication, cooperation, transparency and culture are central to Easi and essential to its operation. Our offices are first and foremost a meeting place for our colleagues," explains Jean-François Herremans, CEO of Easi. "Spontaneous interaction, quality mentoring, but also a pleasant environment where you can consult with your colleagues or simply work quietly, are all elements that our employees have missed during the various lockdowns and that we want to encourage through quality workspaces," he adds.
Looking for the right partner
Easi is looking for an architectural firm to help with its new project. Are you an architectural firm and would you like to share this great project with us? Then, we invite you to send us, via the email address email@example.com, your motivations as well as a portfolio gathering your previous achievements.
Easi is an IT company that provides cloud services, security solutions and software. The company has already been elected 8 times in a row as the best employer in Belgium in the category of less than 500 employees.