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London calling? What is the outlook for UK offices at the beginning of 2022?

The future of the office has never been more uncertain. After two years of hybrid working arrangements and often limited office usage, there remains no clear consensus on whether offices will continue to be the focal point of company culture, or whether virtual working will be a mainstay.

Jana Gibalova
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Key drivers of demand for office space in the UK

Nearly half of working adults in the UK spent at least some of their time working from home between 6th and 17th October 2021. Though the Covid-19 pandemic continues to change people’s attitudes towards office space, it remains in demand. What exactly are businesses looking for when they begin their hunt for office space now? Let’s find out.

Jana Gibalova
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Different types of hybrid working

After offices were forced to send workers home in spring 2020, businesses have had a chance to revaluate their workspaces. Are employees more productive at home? Is it more cost-effective to reduce office space? Can we offer home working as a perk? Hybrid working is a relatively new term, and it has a few meanings attached to it.

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Is remote working here to stay?

Most office-based workers have spent the last 18 months working from home. And while remote work has allowed people to stay safe and spend more time with their families, it has also left some feeling isolated, disconnected and burned out. As the world begins to cautiously move back to some sense of normality, will remote working get left behind with banana bread and zoom quizzes? Or will it become a mainstay of our working lives?

Jana Gibalova
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Looking for a satellite office? Find out how to get started

Since the pandemic, businesses – from small start-ups to global corporations – have had to reassess the traditional office model and consider a more flexible, hybrid approach. And, while working from home has been a hit with many, there's still a need for a collaborative physical space. Somewhere remote workers can meet up with colleagues, but which doesn't entail a long, costly commute to head office. This is where satellite offices come in.

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Hybrid spaces - Managing office space and the partial return to work

Being in an office full-time and working from home were seen as two distinct worlds by many before Covid-19 made the latter a necessity for lots of us. You were either one or the other, and hybrid working was relatively rare. Now, as the vaccination programme continues to meet its ambitious targets and lockdown restrictions begin to ease, many employers and employees are looking to return to the office.

Gosia Furmanik
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Is a serviced office right for your business?

Flexible working is a megatrend affecting the future of work across many industries. In the UK, over 70% of employees say that the opportunity to work flexibly is a real plus point when it comes to choosing a job. For many, flexible working involves breaking the 9 to 5 routine to fit work hours around home life, while for others, it’s the opportunity to spend some time working from home or another location that suits them better.

Gosia Furmanik
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Will flexible workspaces overtake traditional offices?

Almost overnight, kitchen tables became desks, bookcases became the go-to background for Zoom calls, and dining rooms turned into conference centres. While businesses worldwide hastily implemented continuity plans to maintain ‘business as usual’, office buildings stood empty.

Gosia Furmanik
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Office Post-Pandemic: How the World of Work May Change Forever

It’s tricky to predict just how much the typical office environment will need to change by the time we return to normal. But what will it look like once the Covid-19 pandemic is over? Here’s our take on what the post-pandemic office could look like.

Gosia Furmanik
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Wellness in the office: Key trends for 2021

In the space of a year, the typical office environment has changed completely. It’s been stressful for many employees, as they’ve had to adapt to working from home without the social stimulation and change of scenery the office provides. As a result, employers have had to make mental health and wellness a priority to keep their workforces happy, healthy and productive.

Gosia Furmanik
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Top 5 Trends in Commercial Real Estate in 2020

2020 has been a tricky year for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. Office-based companies have switched to remote working, with some even making the permanent shift to keep overheads down.

Gosia Furmanik
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Standard commercial property lease terms explained

Looking for help understanding your commercial lease agreement? Renting commercial property is a big commitment – and the wording in contracts often doesn’t make things any easier.

Gosia Furmanik
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Five up and coming office facilities

The office as we know it has changed quite a bit over the last six months. However, long before we were forced into a strange remote-working limbo, offices across the country were already beginning to change.

Gosia Furmanik
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The secret to more enquiries? Go for a personalised approach

Crafting the perfect rental advert can be difficult. You’ve secured a fantastic property and completed renovation work; now you just need to find a tenant. But there’s a huge number of commercial lets on the market, so how can you make sure yours cuts through the noise?

Gosia Furmanik
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How much does it cost to rent a meeting room?

Hiring a meeting room can help you collaborate effectively while presenting a professional image of your business. Whether you’re hosting a conference or a more informal gathering, you can choose the space to suit the event.

Gosia Furmanik
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The Next Frontier in Office Space? The Outdoors

Building developers and business owners are increasingly prioritising biophilic design when it comes to creating desirable workspaces.

Gosia Furmanik
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How do you create a creative environment?

Our environment can have a huge impact on how we feel, interact and work. By making a few strategic changes, employers can maximise their workers’ creativity throughout the day. But this isn’t the only benefit; having a more ‘creative’ space can do wonders for employees’ mood, mental wellbeing and job satisfaction.

Gosia Furmanik
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The Step-by-Step Office Moving Checklist

Moving to a new office can be a stressful experience; it’s never just about hiring removal workers to transport your furniture and equipment. From booking an office cleaning service to notifying clients, setting up utilities to reserving temporary storage space, there are many tasks to complete as you prepare to make the move.

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The go-to guide to moving offices

Whether your office lease is up, you’ve outgrown the space, or you simply fancy a change – moving offices can be a daunting experience. But it doesn’t have to be stressful if you plan for it properly and give yourself plenty of time. Here’s our go-to guide to moving offices in the least disruptive way, allowing you to have the most stress-free experience possible.

Gosia Furmanik
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How to Marie Kondo Your Office

A typical person spends an average of 84,171 hours at work over the course of their career. And if you’re spending that many hours in a dull, cluttered office, it’s likely to make you feel uninspired and chaotic too. So, how can you apply queen of clean Marie Kondo’s approach to make sure that your office is sparking joy for you and your team? Here’s our guide to giving your office a Marie Kondo makeover.

Gosia Furmanik
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A guide to your office fit-out and relocation

You’ve found the ideal office space – it’s in the perfect location, has ideal facilities and is exactly the right size for your business. Now, all you need to do is turn it from a blank canvas into a welcoming office. So, the office fit out process begins.

Gosia Furmanik
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A guide to renting an office in London

The professional appeal of having a London address outweighs the many constraints like high cost and lack of space associated with the city. In addition to the general things you need to consider before renting office space anywhere, there are a number of things to consider when renting an office in London specifically.

Gosia Furmanik
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Office move checklist: Things to consider when moving office

However exciting an office move is for your business, it can also be incredibly overwhelming and stressful.That’s why we’ve put together this simple ten-step guide on things to consider when moving office - so that you can kick back and relax while the difficult planning work is done for you.

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The benefits of a serviced office vs. a traditional lease

Looking for a new office space is never easy. Deciding whether you need a bigger space, a furnished space, a serviced office or a traditional lease is always going to be a challenge. Luckily for you, we’ve listed the benefits of serviced offices and traditional leases to help you make up your mind.

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Biophilic design: Bringing the outside into your office

Thirty years ago, elements of biophilic design – a concept used within the building industry to increase occupant connectivity to the natural environment – were little more than impractical afterthoughts. From an extravagant water feature in an office lobby to a miniature ‘jungle’ as a shopping centre’s focal point, building managers and landscape contractors alike struggled to maintain these features.

Gosia Furmanik