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Multisensory design is the key to improving employee health and wellbeing

New research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) argues that a multisensory approach to workplace design can help improve workers’ wellbeing. The paper, Designing and Managing Buildings for Health and Wellbeing, outlines how the five senses will play a vital role ...

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RICS Event: The evolution of the office from a place of work to a service

Long before a global pandemic defined our daily lives, many were already debating the relevance of the workplace in an era defined by wireless technology. 2020 has refocused that debate, showing many the importance of a place to come together ...

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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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Study finds air purification systems can reduce airborne pathogens by around 50%

Airborne pathogens in an office environment can be significantly reduced by the use of effective air purification systems according to a new study undertaken by The University of Lincoln. The report, commissioned by Intratek, providers of some of the world ...

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Unused office space post-Covid could cost London businesses almost £13bn

Unused office space after coronavirus could cost London-based businesses almost £13 billion according to a new report by Space Three Two, a new office timeshare marketplace born out of lockdown. According to a survey of London office workers, employees want ...

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BCO paper outlines office technology that is responding to Covid-19

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has published a new paper outlining how technology is being used in offices to combat Covid-19. The paper titled Impact of Technology on the Covid-19 Workplace outlines how the sector is adapting and embracing  ...

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Long-term thinking

Blog from Raj Krishnamurthy, CEO, Freespace It’s time to think about the long-term. And, amidst the madness and uncertainty, take a positive stance. COVID-19 will be here for some time. More flexibility, pivoting and adaptation will be required. Yet, despite ...

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Hydro-X launches new offices across the UK

It has been a year of great uncertainties for businesses, and Hydro-X Group has been no exception. However, amid a global pandemic which is defining a ‘new normal’, shrinking businesses and forcing some SMEs out, Hydro-X Group has continued to ...

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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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Office buildings are losing £60m in wasted energy every year

Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes and is costing businesses £60 million in unnecessary energy bills according to a new report from the think tank, Green ...

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