The role office design plays in protecting and enhancing and employee wellbeing has been on the radar of many businesses radar for some time now. But 2019 is set to see some changes.
The subject of air quality and pollution – especially in towns and cities – continually hits the headlines. What’s that to do with office design, you may well ask. The answer is everything!
No, we're not talking about your toilets, we're talking about your employees! Productivity is falling, with worrying numbers of employees feeling unengaged in the workplace. Office design can keep people engaged in their tasks, and help others tune back in.
The Bloomberg HQ in London has picked up the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Best Corporate Workplace’ accolades at the British Council for Offices National Awards.
Technology has enabled more and more people to work away from the office – but is this the best approach, or does it leave employees feeling out of touch?
The cutting-edge new Microsoft office complex near Dublin transforms four buildings into one campus that is said “will never be finished..."
Increasing numbers of people are hitting the gym, and demand for flexible and affordable workspaces for start-ups is increasing. In the US, these two phenomena are merging, with the introduction of office space in gyms.
Recent temperatures have been nudging towards the 30s, which may be why our eyes were drawn to details of Instagram's new offices, which include a bar serving free gelato!
The first energy-positive office in the UK has been opened at Swansea University. It generates more energy than it consumes, and combines a range of innovative technologies to capture, store and release energy through one integrated system.
Developers wanting to set new or refurbished office space apart in a competitive market, and employers wanting to provide a working environment that attracts the best employees, are finding illumination through digital art and lighting installations.