Danske Bank, global workplace concept

Global Workplace Concept that enables employees to live the core values of Danske Bank and respond to the customer needs


Workplace design


Denmark and internationally


2015 – 2017




3,200 m² (pilot projects) - 12,500 m² (masterplan projects)


Danske Bank


200 (pilot projects) - 900 (masterplan projects)

PLH has worked closely with Danske Bank Real Estate Facility Management in the development of a Global Workplace Concept that enables employees to live the ‘Essence’ and core values of Danske Bank, and respond to customer needs in an ever-changing global context.
The extensive new workplace program leverages the physical environment to become an active asset in the organizational development, and representation of the bank’s image, culture and brand.

PLH has had a close collaboration with the Real Estate Facility Management team to explore and develop new approaches and design guidelines for all aspects of the fitout of corporate offices, including building works, lighting, furniture, signage and accessories. The resulting Building Design Manual is a guideline that can be used worldwide for project development and execution.

As part of the process, PLH has undertaken several pilot projects in Denmark from 2015-2017, and also consulted in relation to projects in Helsinki and Vilnius.

The demonstrated case is from Danske Bank, Odense, where an existing building has been thoroughly renovated. PLH has been in charge of ”spaceplanning” and workplace design (including custom designed inventory). A key element of the new concept were 'spaces' in the shape of central meeting places, where employees and management can be accessible to each other and cooperate easily.

Paulette Christophersen
+ 45 2464 7133