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Skanska Home Buying Experience

Creating a premium service experience from the sale to living in the community

The challenge

Home developer Skanska was on the verge of introducing their well-designed, responsibly produced and reasonably priced homes to the UK market via two new-build developments.  In preparation, Engine Service Design was asked to create a home buying experience to match their innovative building designs and the needs of new communities of residents 


To achieve this, we started by understanding the home buying process through Skanska’s target customers’ eyes. We then looked at how, once you’re a resident, the home and the community would grow around you and provide residents with additional services that would make it attractive to live there. Ultimately, we re-imagined how the sales and purchase process could feel more like a ‘Grand Design’ process, but without the risk.   

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Here’s how we do it

Insight to vision

Identify the difference between what you do today and what your future customers don’t yet know they need. Reimagine the future.

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Design to pilot

Unlock new value by imagining, designing and piloting services and experiences your colleagues are inspired to deliver and your customers will love.

Design to pilot

Plan to mobilise

Mobilise your organisation with a plan to change, build or buy what’s needed to deliver new services and experiences.

Plan to mobilise

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