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Multisensory design is the key to improving employee health and wellbeing

New research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) argues that a multisensory approach to workplace design can help improve workers’ wellbeing. The paper, Designing and Managing Buildings for Health and Wellbeing, outlines how the five senses will play a vital role ...

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SPIE UK secures deal at Calor Gas Port Clarence facility

SPIE UK has secured a contract with Calor Gas for the long-term maintenance of the company’s Port Clarence facility and the design and build of upgrades to the filling hall safety systems. The safe operation of the filling site at ...

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Lathams launches new A&D specification team

A new team at materials supplier James Latham will connect architects, designers and specifiers with the most innovative and exciting products on the market today. Bringing together expertise and insight from around the company, the Lathams Specification Team has been ...

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FWP moves at speed to deliver mass Covid vaccination centres

Architecture, design and masterplanning practice Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP) has moved at speed to create community vaccination centres across the North West in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. Its team of designers have rolled out seven mass vaccination and ...

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Taming office noise with sound masking

With the gain in popularity of open-plan office design, integrating acoustics into your workplace strategy is an important part of creating a productive environment. With companies overestimating the ability of their employees to drown out noise with headphones, acoustics are ...

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Double Victory for DURABLE at the Iconic Awards 2021

DURABLE Monitor Mounts and CAVOLINE® cable management win in the category “Office and workplace” “Exceptionally good products” with “outstanding design quality”: Two DURABLE tech accessory ranges have convinced the renowned international jury of the Iconic Awards. The German Brand Manufacturer ...

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New hygiene standard and excellent design: CONTI+ CONPRIMUS shower panel

With an ingenious and simple invention, the new CONPRIMUS shower panels from CONTI+ enable a hygiene standard that is unique: Microbiological contamination of the shower water is almost completely ruled out through the positioning of the electronically controlled thermostat adjacent ...

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Latest version of WELL Building Standard – WELL v2 – has launched

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard brings with it a suite of enhancements, products and services that reimagine how you engage with ...

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Space matters

  While FMs grapple with the realities of dealing with COVID and how to help their workplaces evolve as lockdown eases, the importance of organisational agility has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. Jon Wilson, Senior Workplace Consultant at office ...

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Uncommon to become WELL Platinum certified co-working office

Uncommon’s newest space, Uncommon Holborn (81-87 High Holborn) opening in early 2021, has been registered for WELL Core Certification. The scheme aims to become the first Platinum Certified WELL Core office in the UK, and the UK’s first WELL Platinum ...

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