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New Environmental Standards Threaten 10% of London Office Spaces

New workspace standards being implemented in 2023 have the potential to threaten a large proportion of London’s commercial properties.  According to one of the UK’s leading property agents, one tenth of London offices could become unusable in the next two years if standards are not met.   Environmental Standards   As the world strives to …

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Is Working from the Office Better for your Mental Health?

The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated underlying mental health problems for many in what has been an unprecedented mental health crisis. Part of this is due to the extended time spent working from home.    The Office as an Important Social Hub   There is a wealth of literature to support how many employees have experienced …

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Which Offices Are Still Open in During Covid-19 Lockdown?

Despite the current lockdown measures, there are still a number of offices that remain open and are key to the continued running of the businesses. Although the UK government has asked households to stay home and whilst covid cases are starting to settle down, there is no reason that offices cannot be in use and …

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People Crave Return to the Normality of the Office – Study Reveals

Research from Randstad – a HR services company – has revealed that over a third of UK remote workers reported to have missed commuting to work.  Randstad UK questioned those that had been working remotely for nearly a year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, asking how they now viewed commuting and attending physical …

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Fever Tree to turn previous offices into a staff bar

The tonic brand Fever Tree has announced that it will build a bar within its London office as it declared that their employees will never return to working full-time in the office again. Fever Tree’s Co-founder and Chief Executive, Tim Warrilow, said that the company plans to adopt a flexi-working approach, whereby a hybrid of …

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Offices Need to Stay on Top of Covid Cases

According to findings conducted by Public Health England (PHE), offices have experienced more outbreaks of COVID-19 than any other workplace such as construction sites and warehouses. Thus, highlighting the need for stricter processes by employers in terms of distancing, time schedules and use of PPE. Data showed that there had been over 500 confirmed COVID-19 …

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Big corporations to continue to provide workers with flexible working possibilities

As the COVID-19 vaccine has begun to roll out this week, eyes are peeled on whether big corporations will see this as a ticket towards ‘normality’ in the workplace, putting an end to the remote working lifestyle we have seen since the first lockdown in March. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, the majority of …

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Singapore plans to convert unused office buildings into social housing

While most concerns surrounding COVID-19 and offices include remote working possibilities and social distancing, Singapore is attempting to deal with a different facet of the health crisis – through the use of office buildings themselves. The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly included global pressure on governments to address shortages in housing, disadvantaging those lacking clean washing …

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