Although wellbeing initiatives may not have a found a home in every workplace and office design scheme just yet, there is increasing evidence that investing in your employees' health is not going to be a passing fad.
The design of your workspace can impact everyone from employees and customers to investors and industry peers. It's therefore important to ensure your office design reflects your company's values and culture.
While there has been a decline in new office construction in London, office refurbishment schemes have continued to make up a large volume of development activity.
The new Bloomberg HQ building in London scored 98.5% against the BREEAM sustainability assessment – a world record for an office building at the design stage.
According to a new report by Leesman, 46% of employees in the UK say their workplace does not allow them to work productively. This means that approximately 1.3 million employees in the UK believe their office is not fit for purpose!
In recent years, employers have become increasingly aware of the benefit of investing in the wellbeing of their employees. But many don’t yet understand the impact that loneliness can have on an employee’s health.
Architect Norman Foster, who designed Apple's new headquarters, says office designs need to be flexibile enough to meet the needs of today… and those of tomorrow.
P&D Manufacturing (part of the Avon Group in Corsham) tasked Procol with a complete transformation of their current office to make it a bright, modern and usable space.
With a fourfold rise in over 65s by 2050, office design must consider the needs of an ageing workforce, and ensure their health and wellbeing is supported.
67% of SMEs said Internet connectivity was their biggest obstacle to productivity, when asked in a recent survey about the problems they commonly face.