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BCO honours the ‘best of the best’ in British office sector

Taunton’s UK Hydrographic Office Headquarters was named ‘Best of the Best’ at the British Council for Offices’ (BCO) National Awards, and also took home the ‘Corporate Workplace’ award. The office was joined by six other award winners recognised as leading ...

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UK employers plan to reduce office space by up to 9m sq ft

According to PwC’s Occupier Survey of 258 of the UK largest companies there is likely to be a sizeable fall in occupied office space as major UK employers plan to reduce their office portfolio by up to nine million square ...

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Downsizing businesses urged not to let unwanted office furniture go to waste

Fears that Britain could be left with a mountain of unwanted office desks, chairs and equipment have led sustainability experts to urge businesses to consider more sustainable options before disposing of office furniture and adding to an already substantial commercial ...

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Has COVID-19 permanently changed our view of the office?

The corridors are buzzing with rumours about what’s going to happen when offices reopen – or at least the virtual corridors are! Are employees going to accept returning to their old lives, including commuting on public transport and working in ...

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Workers dislike of Mondays and Fridays threatens post-Covid-19 environmental dividend 

New working practices mean workers will still split their time between the office and home following their return to the workplace later this year, however analysis by global consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has found that people want to work ...

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BCO appoints new committee chairman

Matthew Heaman, Partner at Hoare Lea, Bristol, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the British Council for Offices (BCO) Committee for the South West of England and South Wales with immediate effect.  Having been a committed member of ...

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Robin Brodie Cooper becomes BCO President

Robin Brodie Cooper, Equity Partner and Director at Gleeds, has been elected as President of the British Council for Offices (BCO) with immediate effect. Mark Kowal, Partner at Sheppard Robson, has been appointed as Senior Vice President, and Despina Katsikakis, ...

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