JLL’s design and fit-out subsidiary Tetris has developed an immersive technology-based system to help occupiers search for new office space across London.
With NXT Office, clients can experience a new office’s space and physically manipulate plans, images and data controlled by infra-red sensors.
At the NXT Office studio, based in JLL’s UK headquarters in London, nine interconnected screens ensure “the highest quality user experience which is able to present a number of facets of the search process simultaneously”, says JLL.
It combines technology, including Mezzanine by Oblong Industries and CoCreate by Engage Works, through a bespoke app built specifically for JLL.
The connected technology provides seamless functionality in the office viewing and selection process, a first in the property market, claims JLL.
Richard Howling, chief operating officer at JLL, said: “The NXT Office technology was created to support clients in managing their location strategies and offers a digital journey that makes use of the latest technologies combined with exclusive data sets. Our key objective is to assist companies to make informed property choices through a quicker and simplified selection process.”
Neil Prime, head of Central London offices at JLL, added: “Our NXT Office studio will completely transform the process of selecting new office space for clients. The time involved in moving from long-list to short-list will be cut dramatically as occupiers will have detailed access to available properties, of which they will be able to enjoy a guided virtual tour supported by pioneering technology.”
Initially launched by JLL’s Paris team, NXT Office’s key objective is to assist companies to make informed choices. NXT Office is connected to multiple intelligent databases and users will be able to utilise these to gain wider economic and social insights of the locations they are considering.
The NXT Office technology was created to support clients in managing their location strategies and offers a digital journey that makes use of the latest technologies combined with exclusive data sets.– Richard Howling, JLL