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Unused office space in the UK almost 50 times larger than London’s O2 Arena

Demand for office space in the UK could drop by up to 50 per cent as more businesses realise the value of flexibility post-Covid-19 according to a report by commercial property specialists Instant Offices. With 60 per cent of the ...

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Uncommon to become the UK’s first 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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Taken on trust

ETL’s Director of Property Stephen Edgar, Project Associate Director Donna Fitzpatrick, and Programme Associate Director Maeve Dunne outline the cost saving opportunities for NHS Trusts in relocating and optimising office space COVID-19 has understandably put a huge strain on the ...

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BCO poll shows the office still remains popular with British workers

According to new a independent polling commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO) just one in five (20 per cent) UK adults plans primarily to work from home in the future, while only 16 per cent hope that working ...

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Getting ready for the new workplace norm

Author: Richard Guy, Country Sales Manager, Ergotron UK & Ireland With lockdown restrictions finally easing, many office workers who have been working from home are preparing to receive the call that they will soon resume working at desks they have ...

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IWFM research reveals many employees are anxious about returning to the office

According to a YouGov poll for the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) many office workers are concerned about going back to the office as lockdown measures begin to ease. The poll surveyed office workers across the country to ...

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Better guidance needed on return to work

Following yesterday’s announcement by the Prime Minister that said those who could not work from home should be “actively encouraged to go to work”, employment experts have asked for greater clarification on how that can practicably be achieved. Rustom Tata, ...

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Experts predict coronavirus could challenge hotdesking and workplace design

Workplace design experts are predicting the coronavirus pandemic could prove a major challenge to the future of hotdesking. Some of the biggest companies in the country have embraced hotdesking as a way of reducing office space, embracing flexible working, utilising ...

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BCO looks at how Covid-19 will change the workplace

According to a new thought paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO), hot-desking is likely to become less popular, screens to protect receptionists will be introduced and unisex superloos will replace gendered communal toilets as a result of Covid-19. ...

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Knight Frank launches roadmap for re-entering the workplace post lockdown

Knight Frank has launched a roadmap to ensure that businesses are able to safely re-enter the workplace once lockdown sanctions have lifted, whilst ensuring the safety and wellness of employees and continuing to decrease the spread of Covid-19. The global ...

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