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Study reveals C02 levels in offices are ‘silently damaging UK productivity’

The results from the first-ever practical study into UK indoor office environments has revealed that worker performance declines when CO2 levels are high and temperatures are too warm or cold. As the government and business community continues to examine new ways ...

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Poor quality offices costing the economy £4bn a year 

New research released today reveals that one in five UK workers have around two unproductive hours every week caused by poor or inadequate office and work environments. According to the report by Mace and its facilities management arm Mace Macro, disruptive ...

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White paper reports on the demise of the commercial office lease

A new white paper from Magenta Associates, the communications specialist for the built environment, explores the fate of the traditional commercial property lease in the context of deep social, political and economic changes. Earlier this year, a group of senior ...

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Tidy Office, Tidy Mind

Storage in an office is just as important as having the correct chairs or desks. The cupboards, shelves and draws you choose can make or break the look and feel of your office. It also goes without saying that knowing ...

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Global businesses moving towards flexible workspace

Global corporates intend to operate increasingly from flexible, serviced and co-working spaces, which create a more collaborative working environment and offer the freedom to expand and contract quickly according to market conditions. As a result, the demand for flexible workspace ...

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Fighting White Collar Weight Gain: Adding more movement to the workday can be a game changer

Read any research into the relationship between a sedentary job and health and a common theme will emerge. Office workers globally describe the difficulty in balancing a healthy lifestyle with a demanding, desk-based career. Surprised? Unlikely. Employers are well aware ...

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Gig economy driving growth in flex space across Europe

Global real estate consultancy, JLL, has today (7 November) published Disruption or Distraction, a report delving into the growth of flexible office space across Europe, a sector which has more than doubled in size since 2014 and is set to ...

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CBRE launches new service offering

CBRE Group has announced the launch of Hana, a new service offering designed to help institutional property owners meet the rapidly growing demand for flexible office space solutions. Hana’s core offering is called Hana Team, which provides private office suites ...

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Frazzled workers want employers to invest in breakout spaces

Unhappy workers are imploring their employers to create office breakout spaces so they can eat lunch away from their desks and reset for the afternoon, according to new research. A survey of over 1,000 UK office workers’ carried out by ...

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Area launches dedicated service in Europe

Area, the workplace fit-out specialists within the Fourfront Group, is expanding from its UK base to become a dominant player across Europe – establishing offices in 10 cities in mainland Europe, in addition to its two existing offices in the ...

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