Who hasn’t seen it? The often dismal appearance of empty shops, abandoned industrial units, uninhabited houses. But regardless of how dreary they look, at Brink Management / Advies we feel a shiver of excitement. Are there prospects for existing stock? Often there are, but not always. To answer this question, you need insight into the supply and the possibilities. Change of use? Transformation? Renovation? Or demolition? We see so many beautiful buildings and inspiring spaces with potential. Our approach is to get to know the buildings, learn about their features and performance, and what their history is, yielding insights for management that’s attuned to constantly changing demand. Today’s demand, and even tomorrow’s. However difficult that may be to predict.
Philips’ old headquarters were accommodated in several different office towers. To enable its various departments to work together more closely, the organisation was re-profiled and the offices consolidated at the Breitner Tower. And that’s when Brink was called in. Together with Philips, we translated the company’s brand identity into ambitions for their office accommodation. Alongside the importance of the global Work Place Innovation programme, elevating hospitality to a new standard was crucial. Mobility and sustainability solutions were conceived to express the social responsibility of Philips. Throughout the entire transformation, the building remained in use. Our project managers took due account of the staff and building owner, and also completed the project to schedule and within the budget.