In this first of an occasional series of profiles of the Procol team, we chat to Roy Bertuallo about his in-depth experience of office design, the projects that really float his boat, and his forthcoming sailing trip from the UK to Malta.
1 April 2016 saw the launch of Global Asbestos Awareness Week (GAAW). The campaign aimed to raise awareness of the risks associated with asbestos. Although banned in the UK, asbestos is something we often encounter during our work.
Are you planning a new data centre that may need to grow over time, or developing a server room where space is proving a challenge? If so, we think the new range of TurboChill™ Water Cooled air conditioning units may form a valuable part of the solution.
Traditionally, the desk is each office worker's personal space. However, due to changes in the way people work and the need for more flexible working environments, are we seeing the death of the desk?
Yahoo famously stopped their employees from working at home, while companies such as PC manufacturer Dell have become well known for making use of remote working. No matter who is right, the debate once again thrusts the effects of working environments on productivity into the spotlight.
We are always open to new products and solutions that deliver greater flexibility or performance, and were impressed by the new SmartCool™ i-drive precision air conditioning (PAC) system by British manufacturer Airedale Air Conditioning.
Issues of sustainability have always been important to Procol. We were therefore keen to attend Wiltshire Wildlife Trust's Sustainability Forum Breakfast and become signatories to the Wiltshire Declaration on Climate Change.
In today’s society, people are living increasingly sedentary lifestyles. This is also the case in work environments, with more and more people engaged in office-based jobs. Worryingly, sedentary behaviour is having negative impacts on an individual’s health and their productivity.
For over three years, Procol have been proud supporters of the Teacup Appeal at Bath's Three Ways School. The aim is to raise funds to create a training kitchen, café and shop for young people aged 14–19 who have special educational needs.
A recent discussion reminded us of a report in The Telegraph a few years back which claimed that workers are less satisfied in open plan offices. The report sounded pretty conclusive, but in our experience there's much more to the matter than the attention-grabbing headlines let on!