Hannaford Scarborough Home Office Renovation
Like many businesses, Hannaford, a provider of groceries, underwent significant changes and growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adapting the work environment to align with employees’ desire for flexibility and autonomy was a major challenge, particularly with the rise of remote work emerging from the pandemic. With more than 900 employees, this was a significant undertaking.
To better understand Hannaford’s desired culture, goals, and priorities, SMRT utilized a data-driven decision-making approach. This included a workplace needs assessment and space utilization study, which incorporated employee surveys, associate interviews, and focus groups.
Hannaford recognizes the value of community and mentorship, and their new building is designed to encourage a return to the workplace. The building offers various amenities, including a multistory, collaborative atrium space with flexible, tech-enabled meeting spaces, a full-service cafeteria, and a wellness center. SMRT’s focus on employee health and well-being is reflected in the design of spaces that promote community and connection while ensuring the safety and comfort of Hannaford’s employees.