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Area becomes founding member of Studio Alliance workplace collaboration

Workplace design and fit out company Area has become a founding member of Studio Alliance, a formal group of workplace experts who share common values, ethics and goals when delivering projects across Europe.

Studio Alliance has been formed in response to accelerating globalisation and offers corporate occupiers and landlords local market knowledge combined with the experience of designing and delivering projects in over 5,000 buildings throughout 24 countries.

The principal services of Studio Alliance members include workplace consultancy, architectural and interior design, fit out and furnishing of commercial offices. Members have been hand-selected for their company size, demonstrable market knowledge, business success and longevity, as well as their experience working with global brands and multi-national corporations.

Lee Day, Director of Area Europe, commented: “Whilst having different requirements, both corporate occupiers and landlords are looking at their property portfolio on an international basis. Additionally, the workplace landscape is changing dramatically, with the ‘head office’ giving way to a network of international offices, quite often with little or no design or delivery consistency from country to country. The advent of flexible coworking offices and homeworking has created even greater change within the workplace. So today, the need for workplace advisors to think and trade internationally has never been greater.

“We’re therefore delighted to become a member of Studio Alliance, a unique organisation which offers its members access to new ideas, insights, trends and methods of working, and most importantly, provides an innovative and seamless design and fit out solution for international clients with European workplace portfolios.”

Studio Alliance comprises of 11 business members: Area Europe in the UK, Alternativ in Belgium, CAPEXUS in Czech Republic, CDB in France, DIEM in Turkey, Ditt in Holland, DVM group in Hungary, IIS Space in Ireland, Il Prisma in Italy, Morphoza in Romania and Reesco in Poland.

Webinar – Prioritising wellbeing in a Covid-secure workplace

FMJ has teamed up with Zip Water, creator of award-winning sustainable drinking water systems, to discuss the ways in which FMs can safeguard the provision of essential amenities within the workplace as we emerge into a new era of touch-free, socially distanced offices.

During the event, which will feature a panel of leading FMs and an FM services provider, we will discuss how FM professionals, office managers and HR managers can balance the need to manage shared spaces, such as staff kitchens, while maintaining a safe environment and meeting energy and waste reduction targets. This will include a look at some of the latest touch-free technologies; including apps to manage workflow and hands-free automation (e.g. automatic doors, taps etc).

Join us on Wednesday 25th November at 11:00am for an event which will address the ways FMs can meet their commitment to ensure the wellbeing of people as an integral part of their sustainability remit.

To register for the webinar please click here.

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