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  • Why activity based working is almost certainly the right solution for you

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    The language we use to describe work and workplaces evolves almost as quickly as the workplace itself. And if there is one term that encapsulates cutting edge workplace design thinking in this part of the 21st Century it is Activity Based Working (ABW). As with most of these ideas there is nothing magical, or even new […]

  • Placing people at the heart of workplace design

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    A new book called The Elemental Workplace from the former Workplace Director of Sky Neil Usher lays out in simplified form the most important factors firms need to consider in the design of their workplaces. What is interesting about the book is that its core theme is people and not buildings. This is exactly as it […]

  • How to create inclusive office design for everybody and all they do

    Posted on February 15, 2018 by Charles Marks

    Although it is much maligned, it is also clear that the open plan office remains an incredibly popular model of workplace design. Even as we enter 2016 it remains the default form of office, based on its relative simplicity, low cost and the way it fosters interaction and transparency. Even a company like Facebook is […]

  • Wellbeing in the workplace is now all about taking a stand and moving on

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by Charles Marks

    ergonomics

    Although the idea has been around for a long time, workplace ergonomics first came to prominence in the wake of the intensive growth in the use of computers. That wasn’t really all that long ago, maybe 25 years, but its legacy is already a fairly fixed and traditional idea of the ideal workstation and the ideal posture.What we learned about ergonomics in the past is still valid but the world of work has changed dramatically over the last quarter of a century with people no longer restricted to their own workstation to work on a PC. We are largely free to work how we choose and we have the products and workplace design models we need to make those choices a reality.

  • Environmentally friendly buildings help you to sleep better and work more productively

    Posted on February 14, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    A study from researchers at Harvard claims to establish a link between those standards for green buildings with an indoor environmental quality (IEQ) component and the wellbeing and productivity of employees. The study, The impact of working in a green certified building on cognitive function and health, has been published in the journal Building and Environment. […]

  • Gallery: A fresh approach to office design at the offices of Thames Water

    Posted on January 23, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    Office design and fit-out firm Fresh Workspace completes major project at  offices of Thames Water One of the UK’s foremost office design and fit-out firms has finished 2017 with a flourish, following the completion of a major project for the design and refurbishment of the offices of Thames Water’s award winning smart metering team in […]

  • What our enduring love of wooden furniture tells us about the way we work

    Posted on January 16, 2018 by Paul Goodchild

    As the traditional office continues to evolve so too do the materials used within it. While many contemporary corporate headquarters still make liberal use of brushed steel, aluminium and glass, an ancient, well loved and sustainable material is also beginning to predominate. In part this is down to an inherent love for wood, but it […]