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How Sodexo helps students prepare for university

Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo CEO for Schools and Universities in UK & Ireland, discusses how Sodexo helps to support students before and during their time at university Attending university is, for many, the first time that they will live away from ...

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Leading by example

What does it take for a workplace to achieve WELL certification? Strong design principles based around health and wellbeing, as Hilson Moran’s new Manchester office demonstrates Engineering and sustainability consultancy Hilson Moran has created an exemplar office environment at its Manchester office, ...

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Step Up

Technology has been instrumental in many advances in the health sector, such as improved data and analysis. However, widespread use of technology, and the resulting sedentary lifestyle, has also begun to create severe health problems. Sitting for too long (more ...

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Changing lives for the better through FM

Joanna Harris, FRICS, has recently been appointed as a Controls and Project Engineer at healthcare giant Eli Lilly UK, where she is responsible for the governance of the control systems used on site, along with delivery of major FM projects ...

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All is well

Landsec’s new HQ office takes a multi-pronged approach to promoting staff wellbeing, from facilitating active working to providing healthy food that people want to eat When property company Landsec relocated its head office to one of its best-known developments, Cardinal ...

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Health and wellbeing in the workplace

A recent report from the British Council for Offices (BCO) focuses on Health and Wellbeing measurement and certification in the built environment and argues the business case for creating a healthy environment. But what exactly defines wellbeing, and what kind ...

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Design for living

Eve Fitzhenry, Marketing Manager at Boss Design, explains that today’s agile employees can best be supported by treating the workplace as a series of habitat Before we discuss how wellbeing affects the workplace, I think it’s important to define the ...

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On your feet

Gavin Bradley, founding Director of Active Working CIC, explains why too much sitting around in the office is bad for health, wellbeing and productivity You might have heard a popular new saying: ‘sitting is the new smoking’. Well, it’s not ...

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People first

Joerg Bakschas, Head of Ergonomics and Training at Adapt, warns that rapid technological change requires a new approach to workplace and furniture design Ergonomics describes the adaptation of work equipment and environments to people, not vice versa. FMs need to ...

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Breakout and Breakthrough

Our new understanding of the risks of sedentary working is transforming the office, says Mark Eltringham, as furniture designers and FMs seek to keep people healthy and active One of the most talked-about office design trends right now is activity-based ...

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