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Connecting spaces

Janet Lowe of Forbo Flooring Systems discusses the role of flooring in creating office environments conducive to communication and collaboration In 2017, workplace absence cost the UK economy £18 billion in lost productivity, according to the Centre of Economic and ...

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All our own work

Mitie Group’s new office at the Shard is not just a cool workplace, it’s a showcase for the company’s connected workspace strategy. Sara Bean went to take a look In February 2018, Mitie Group plc moved into the iconic Shard ...

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Blending in

Today’s workplaces have to accommodate a diverse cross-section of employees. Michael Page, Director of Saracen Interiors talks about the need to combine comfort and efficiency with the wow factor Offices are no longer utilitarian spaces where employees from a company ...

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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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Village people

As organisations compete for talent, FMs need to work towards inclusive workspaces catering for diverse age groups, personalities and cultures. Leeson Medhurst, Director of 360 Workplace, explains In the battle to attract talent, the role of the workplace is becoming more ...

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A sense of place

Art in the workplace is a great opportunity to promote wellbeing, engagement and a sense of belonging, says Tazie Taysom of art consultancy Artiq Placemaking is a well-established concept in the fields of urban planning and design management, where it ...

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Showtime

When media giant Viacom decided to refurbish its UK HQ, the planning and design team had to carry out the works without any disruption to transmission. We find out how they did it London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced in February ...

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Back to the Future: a journey through 100 years of design

From the inside of the Metronaps’ sleep pod in Wagstaff’s showroom, it’s quite easy to forget that you’re in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world. A VR game is in full swing in the space ...

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Discover design

Once again Clerkenwell, an area steeped in arts, crafts and creative tradition, welcomes the best in interior furniture, lighting and products from the UK and around the world Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) runs across three days, 23-25 May 2017, where ...

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Designed for Life

AECOM’s new London head office was designed by its own in-house interior designers in consultation with a multidisciplinary team of experts, and has achieved a SKA gold rating for its environmental performance and for enhancing the health and wellbeing of ...

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