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Base Structures gives the NEC a spectacular new look

As part of an exciting £4.5 million transformation of Birmingham’s NEC, Base Structures has installed a stunning fabric façade to the exterior of Halls 1 and 5. Designed by architects Acivico, the 6860 sq m of printed fabric panels and ...

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How to provide the best customer experience

Latest figures state that 92% of consumers now read online reviews and it is widely believed that positive reviews can provide around an 18% uplift in sales/bookings. It is now more important than ever for businesses to provide good customer ...

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Leading by example

What does it take for a workplace to achieve WELL certification? Strong design principles based around health and wellbeing, as Hilson Moran’s new Manchester office demonstrates Engineering and sustainability consultancy Hilson Moran has created an exemplar office environment at its Manchester office, ...

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How to make your office more appealing to millennials

It’s no secret that the millennial generation has had a profound impact on society and our office environments are definitely no exception. In fact, the office space may have seen one of the biggest transformations in recent years due to ...

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Space to work

Workplace transformation projects don’t always deliver the expected results. Angela Love, a director at Active explains why workplace design can’t be left to designers Almost twenty-five years ago Paul Krugman, the famed economist and columnist for the New York Times, commented: ...

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Hey, good looking! How McCue gave the bollard a makeover

Bollards are a functional item, their sentinel-like presence a warning to pedestrians and drivers, their inherent strength offering protection to people and equipment. And that’s it, right? An essential, but rather mundane product – and certainly not one to be ...

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Fluid workspace

When Morrison Utility Services took over smart metering operations for Thames Water, one of the team’s first moves was to create a workspace that supported its open, collaborative, customer-focused ethos Some of the most important organisations in the UK are ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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The biggest Mobilane WallPlanter in the UK: Bracknell town centre regeneration

The architecture in Bracknell town centre has long been plagued by its post-war dull, bland, grey reputation. With very little large scale development since the 1950s, the area was screaming out for investment and for an injection of life and ...

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Degree of safety

Student accommodation has been widely criticised for poor design, including inadequate fire safety. Stacey Collins of International Workplace looks at the root causes When I was a student, shared halls of residence kitchens were a weekly source of fire alarm ...

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