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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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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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Willmott Dixon to plant 100,000 trees over the next decade

As part of its ambition to deliver environmental net gain, through its sustainability strategy ‘Now or Never. Our decisive decade’, Willmott Dixon has pledged to plant 10,000 trees a year over the next decade. The approach will see both Willmott ...

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BESA publishes IAQ target guidance to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants

The removal of most Covid restrictions in the UK has increased calls for clearer practical guidance and the setting of specific indoor air quality (IAQ) contaminant targets to support the health and wellbeing of building occupants. The Building Engineering Services ...

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UPP’s London office receives ‘Fitwel’ accreditation

The London office of UPP, a provider of on-campus residential accommodation, has been accredited with a ‘Fitwel’ certification for health and wellbeing. The certification was awarded by Fitwel, a leading certification system committed to ‘building health for all’. In the ...

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Green Room

Matt Monckton, Regional Manager from Nurture Landscapes explains how interior plants can help create a healthy, thriving office in the post-COVID era As COVID-19 restrictions lift, many businesses are starting to consider welcoming staff back into the office. These workers ...

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BCO calls for UK offices to ‘urgently’ address poor ventilation

A new research paper by the British Council for Offices (BCO) titled Thoughts on ventilation design and operation post COVID-19, has called for UK offices to ensure they have adequate ventilation ahead of the return to work. The paper highlights ...

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Mitie awarded Top UK Employer accreditation

Mitie has been named a Top UK Employer by the Top Employer Institute, for the third year in a row. Top Employer accreditation is awarded to businesses that have taken steps to promote a positive working environment and to support ...

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Counselling sessions help to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ mental health

More than 330 on-site counselling sessions have helped to improve Sodexo healthcare employees’ psychological and emotional health. Launched in June, the service was designed to help frontline keyworkers, supervisory and management employees deal with the pressures of working through the ...

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Cautious businesses holding back on transforming their work spaces

Whilst businesses across the UK are rethinking the role of the workplace thanks to increased remote working, employees demanding more flexibility and the evolution of smart building features, research from building transformation experts, LMG, has revealed that many are cautious ...

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