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BCO releases lift and escalator guidance for reopening offices

As the country begins to return to the office, new guidance for the safe use of escalators and lifts, has been released by the British Council for Offices (BCO). The safe use of lifts and escalators has been a priority ...

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RICS survey: pandemic raises questions across the office sector

As the Coronavirus crisis continues to take its toll across the globe, results from the Q2 2020 RICS UK Commercial Property Survey point to a further deterioration in conditions. In Q2, a net balance of -55 per cent of respondents ...

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Pandemic accelerates a ‘new purpose’ for the office

According to a new report from property advisors, JLL, office life is set to change amid a global working from home experiment which is now forcing companies to to reimagine the future of work and question the purpose of the ...

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CBRE’s flexi-office subsidiary opens two new sites in London

Hana, a subsidiary of CBRE Group, has expanded its presence in London with the official opening of two locations in London at 70 St Mary Axe and 245 Hammersmith. At 70 St Mary Axe, Hana partnered with global investment manager ...

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Space matters

  While FMs grapple with the realities of dealing with COVID and how to help their workplaces evolve as lockdown eases, the importance of organisational agility has been thrust firmly into the spotlight. Jon Wilson, Senior Workplace Consultant at office ...

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Number of employees reluctant to return to the office doubles

New research has revealed that the number of employees who do not want to return to the office has nearly doubled since the start of the lockdown – rising to 34 per cent, from 19 per cent in April. The ...

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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 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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