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Fit for purpose

The new London office of interior design and project management company LXA is a showcase for the talents of its multidisciplinary team. Sara Bean is particularly intrigued by the inclusion of a healthy food café and world-class boxing gym Engaging ...

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One in five new workplaces fails to meet employee needs according to Leesman research

‘The Workplace Experience Revolution Part 2: Do new workplaces work’ is the culmination of workplace experience experts, Leesman’s nine-year analysis across 557,959 employee responses in 3,932 workplaces worldwide (data as of 30 June 2019). The first part of the study, ...

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How to entice employees back in the office: Research finds it’s a combination of people, culture and office design

According the latest findings from a report published at this week’s GCUC conference by Instant and Area, 87 per cent of respondents said having a great office makes them want to actually go to work. Workplace culture, shaped by a blend ...

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Fourfront Group announces new board appointment

Fourfront Group, the family of workplace specialists which comprises of Area (workplace design and fit-out), 360 (workplace consultancy) and Sketch (furniture & logistics consultancy) has appointed David Rintoul as non-executive director. Rintoul is a partner at Clarkslegal LLP, a London ...

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New regional director appointment at Crown Workspace

Phil Oram has been appointed to the role of Regional Director at Crown Workspace UK and Ireland, where he will oversee the business’ ongoing integration with Premier Workplace Services which it acquired in November 2018. Oram has 27 years experience ...

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BW: Workplace Experts appoints commercial director

London-based BW: Workplace Experts (BW), has appointed Steve Tucker to the role of Commercial Director. He will join newly appointed Managing Director, Max Steward to collaboratively lead a team as part of BW’s agreed strategy for the growth of the ...

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Signed, sealed, delivered

The design brief for courier company Hermes’ new tech hub in Leeds was to create something ‘cool and a little bit different’. Sara Bean visited to see how far the project has succeeded There is every chance that your first ...

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Above the shop

Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield’s newly designed UK HQ above its Westfield London centre reflects changing times in more ways than one Earlier this year, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, the owner of London’s well-known shopping destinations, relocated its UK headquarters from High Holborn to a new space ...

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Sigma expands with Thompsons acquisition

Sigma GRP Limited (Sigma) has acquired specialist shop fit-out, refurbishment and building contractor, Thompsons Contracts Blackpool Limited (Thompsons), which operates projects across a range of end markets including quick service, restaurants and bars, retail and hotels. Sigma is a provider ...

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Office Principles forecasts overwhelming success in the Midlands

The Birmingham arm of workplace consultancy, Office Principles is forecasting a turnover of approximately £10 million at the end of its first official quarter trading in the Midlands. According to the design, fit out and workplace consultancy the business’ immediate ...

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