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Office occupation has accelerated by 120% since the beginning of September, according to smart buildings data

The return to school for millions of children in England and Wales has coincided with an acceleration in workers returning to the office, according to a new release of data by Metrikus, the smart buildings platform that gives landlords and ...

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Regional view

Richard Morris, Director at technologywithin explains why demand for flexible office space outside of the capital is set to grow COVID-19 has created disruptions in all areas of our working lives – from conference calls at kitchen tables to home-schooling ...

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Workers are showing little sign of getting back to the office

The number of workers heading back to the office has increased in fewer than half of the UK’s biggest city and town centres, new data from the Centre for Cities High Street Recovery Tracker suggests. In central London and Manchester, ...

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Survey reveals how the UK is feeling about returning to the office

A new survey of 1,000 office workers reveals how the nation is feeling about getting back to work. With many returning after months in isolation, anxieties are expected to be high. The research carried out by Moneypenny, the outsourced communications ...

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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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