Challenges for construction in 2021

With Covid-19, Brexit and continued financial instability, 2021 looks set to be a challenging year for the construction sector. Each new year brings with it a raft of challenges for the construction industry across the UK. This year has seen the added challenge of Covid-19, which has affected labour and...

What does office wellbeing design look like in 2021?

Wellbeing at work requires more than company policies and perks - it hinges on workspaces that are designed around people. 2020 has seen a huge push to improve the wellbeing of employees. This year has seen steps taken to protect workers from Covid-19 - in the form of home working...

Over a quarter of businesses looking to reduce office space

One in four businesses in Scotland are planning on getting rid of office space as long-term home working becomes the new normal. The business community in Scotland continues to be unsettled with more than a quarter of firms saying they are planning on cutting down on office space, according to...

The best office designs of 2020

Most people may have been working from home this year, but office design doesn’t sleep and 2020 has seen the opening of some fantastic workspaces. Office design continues to evolve, with the new workspaces of 2020 helping to shape the trends that we’ll see more of in the next few...

Reducing your business’ environmental footprint in 2021

Environmental impact is an important factor for businesses to tackle, but you need to look at more than office design when it comes to reducing your negative impact. The effect that businesses have on the environment has been a hot button topic for many years and isn’t set to go...

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What to expect from your hybrid workspace in 2021

Hybrid workspaces are one of the biggest office trends for next year. However, they are a lot more than a design trend - they represent a shift in the way we work. This year’s pandemic has sped up the shift from the traditional office environment. With offices being forced to...

New calculator shows savings and environmental benefits of long-term flexible working

A new green calculator from O2 could help companies assess the savings that flexible working could bring, in terms of money and emissions. When utilised correctly, not only could flexible working result in benefits for employees, it could also see organizations saving a large sum of money every year. On...