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Almost half of architects say office clients ‘aren’t interested’ in end-user health and wellbeing

A new survey conducted by Oscar Acoustics suggests employee welfare is falling short when adapting workspaces for returning office workers. It reveals 46 per cent of British architects cite significant challenges when designing social distancing measures for office employees, with ...

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Working in small spaces

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, working from home has become common across the UK and offices are downsizing due to the increase in hybrid working and hot-desking. But with working from home comes creating an office on minimal footprint. Students and ...

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Offices must support the health and wellbeing of users or become redundant

Office buildings that fail to demonstrate how they support the health and wellbeing of users will swiftly become redundant, according to a group of building services engineers. A webinar hosted by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) heard that the ...

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WFH instructions lead to sharp fall in UK office occupancy rates

Data from workplace technology company Freespace shows a sharp dip in UK office occupancy as workers heed the Government’s ‘work from home’ message. UK office occupancy yesterday dipped by 15 per cent compared to last Tuesday as workers return to ...

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Office occupiers expect to transform workplace design

Nearly three quarters of global office occupiers responding to a survey expect to transform their workplace design in the next two years. This is according to global construction, consultancy and facilities management company, Mace, which has produced a report using ...

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2N upgrades flagship intercom in response to changing office working patterns

The 2N® IP Style, launched in June and the recent winner of a CE Pro BEST Award, to be enhanced with bidirectional video, QR code and ad display functionality The enhancements are a response to changing working patterns caused by COVID-19 ...

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HDR delivering engineering services at one of London’s most sustainable, all-electric office buildings

Independent multidisciplinary engineering consultancy, HDR, has been commissioned by property business, Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, to provide engineering services on Holbein Gardens, a new office scheme located at 7 Holbein Place in the heart of Belgravia. Without compromising on aesthetics, ...

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Workplace sensors reveal geographical trends for office visits

The latest office occupancy data from workplace technology company Freespace has revealed obvious geographical differences for preferred days of the week to visit the office. Freespace believes these predictable occupancy patterns presents an opportunity to make buildings more responsive which will help ...

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NABERS UK Energy for Offices scheme launches to help businesses achieve net zero targets

Asset owners, operators and managers are now able to assess and improve the energy efficiency of their office buildings via the NABERS UK Energy for Offices scheme. The scheme, which is administered by BRE, rates the performance of the ‘base’ ...

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Workplace sensors reveal office occupancy at highest levels since March 2020

Office occupancy rates have now hit their highest levels since March 2020, according to Freespace, a workplace technology solution that anonymously captures space usage in offices worldwide. Data from Freespace sensors already show an 8 per cent increase in the number of offices returning to work ...

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