This article was originally published on Patch by Vianella Burns
HOLMDEL, NJ — Bell Works, the former Bell Labs campus designed by Eero Saarinen, has announced a long-term leasing agreement with CentralReach.
CentralReach, a leading provider of electronic medical record software and services for applied behavior analysis and related behavioral health practices, is relocating from its current headquarters in Matawan to the new 25,000-square-foot space.
The company’s nearly 400-person workforce currently works entirely remotely, but the company collaborated with Somerset, G3 Architects and Bell Works Creative Director Paola Zamudio to create a one-of-a-kind, collaboration-focused space dubbed “the office of the future.”
“We came to recognize the importance of a physical space that could facilitate collaboration between all our employees, regardless of where they are working. We immediately recognized that Bell Works was the right setting to turn that vision to reality, and we are incredibly excited to begin a new era of expansion at the metroburb,” said CentralReach CEO Chris Sullens.
Sullens said he also sees CentralReach’s new workspace as a natural extension of the company’s remote-first work policy.
“Throughout the pandemic, we have placed the health and well-being of our staff over productivity and co-location. As we listened to our employees through surveys and other forums, it became clear that a “remote-first hybrid” environment was the one that staff overwhelmingly felt balanced their health and well-being with the productivity we need to deliver for our customers,” Sullens said.
The new CentralReach office at Bell Works is set to have an open floor plan, with about half of the space dedicated to collaborative work. Meeting rooms and other areas of the office will be outfitted with televisions and other media equipment, said Bell Works.
According to Sullens, the company is scheduled to move into the space in late summer 2022.
The Bell Works office community, which provides a variety of workspace options, is home to a diverse range of businesses and early-stage startups.