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  • Workplace design, corporate identity and the war for talent

    Posted on March 21, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    As with so many things, the idea of the employer brand was with us for a long time before anybody saw fit to give it a label. In the past, the concept has been most obvious in the military, where a strong sense of identity, loyalty and culture must become ingrained in troops for them […]

  • Modern facilities management thinking views offices as a strategic asset

    Posted on September 9, 2017 by admin

    One of the enduring forces that shape facilities management thinking is the growing business case for treating buildings as a strategic asset. You may have heard it many times, but the figures behind this are indisputable. For most organisations the total operating cost of their property runs at between 10 and 20 per cent of […]

  • Office occupiers are looking for game changing workplace strategies

    Posted on March 29, 2017 by admin

    This is not just Brexit week, it’s also Flexible Working Week. In both regards, it’s no surprise to find that occupiers’ real estate priorities are increasingly focused on introducing flexible working and efficiency gains as well enhancing workplace strategies in a quest to make space work smarter, according to the 2017 CBRE European Occupier Survey. […]

  • How office design can help elephants and smaller beasts to dance

    Posted on March 14, 2017 by admin

    The challenge for most large organisations nowadays is often likened to being something akin to making an elephant dance. This metaphor has become a bit of a cliché in its own right since the American businessman Louis Gerstner used it as the title of his memoir describing how he had turned round the fortunes of IBM in […]

  • A new dawn for the way we design and manage the workplace

    Posted on December 14, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Firms have always had concerns about the efficient use of their offices, and for good reason. After staff, real estate is their most expensive and valuable asset. Twenty or more years ago, before the Internet began to unravel the bonds that tied us full time to the workplace, this was a fairly straightforward issue. Up […]

  • Performing to its full potential: Teleperformance in Baltic Quay, Gateshead

    Posted on September 14, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    According to a recent report by property consultancy GVA, the largest commercial property deal completed on Tyneside during 2014 was the 28,300 sq. ft. letting of a new office for Teleperformance at Baltic Place in Gateshead. The relocation of Teleperformance to the new building is not just important because of the scale of the deal […]

  • Case study: How workplace design helped Catalyst enter a new era

    Posted on June 3, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    It’s hard to tell nowadays but London’s Fleet Street was once dominated by the UK’s newspaper industry. This was a different era for the media of course; a time of paper, ink-stained fingers, typesetting, boozy lunches, unionised work and strict deadlines before the era of 24 hour rolling news and the online proliferation of information. […]