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Office fit out

  • Health and safety is essential but often neglected during an office fit out

    Posted on November 2, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    According to the website of the Health & Safety Executive, electrical workers suffer approximately 1000 accidents and 25 deaths every year. This is a figure swelled by a number of accidents that could’ve been avoided with more stringent observation of safety practices and legislation and a different attitude to risk. Possibly more worrying than the […]

  • Quicker, simpler, less expensive, better: Why design and build is often the best option for a new office design or refurbishment project 

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    The best way of getting what you want is invariably to follow the simplest route. Research, experience and common sense tell us that in most cases, simple systems achieve better, faster and less expensive results. It is this that is the underlying principle behind ‘Design and Build’; often the best, fastest and least expensive method […]

  • Our ideas about office design are shaped by their communal spaces

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    Our ideas about the design of offices are shaped by their communal spaces. Receptions, meeting rooms and hospitality spaces may hog the media spotlight, but we shouldn’t forget that good old workstations are just as important in making people feel welcome at work. Exhibitions, books, case studies and features are invariably skewed towards receptions and meeting […]

  • How the office intertwined itself so closely with our lives

    Posted on October 13, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

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    The office as we largely know it has only been with us for a little over a hundred years. It was in 1903 that architect Frank Lloyd Wright completed his groundbreaking designs for The Larkin Building in Buffalo, New York (pictured). The building he conceived is still viewed as the first truly modern office and […]

  • How to manage change when you are relocating your offices

    Posted on October 12, 2016 by Paul Goodchild

    They do say that moving house is one of the most stressful experiences that many of us will go through in our lives. It’s equally true that workplace relocations can be equally traumatic for many people. What is important is that organisations develop an enlightened approach to managing change if they are to carry the […]

  • How to decide on the best type of office fit out for you

    Posted on September 27, 2016 by David Dee

    One of the most important functions of modern facilities managers or anybody else looking to make the most of their offices is the ability to deliver an exceptional office fit out that serves all the needs of the organisation and the people who work for it. So it is essential for them to choose a […]

  • Smart building and workplace design should provide a breath of fresh air

    Posted on September 15, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    The modern workplace has to work harder than ever before. It must reflect corporate values, express something of the organisation’s brand, allow people to work to the best of their ability as well as look after their wellbeing, keep touch with the pace of changing technology and meet the demands of an ever changing legislative […]

  • 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 […]

  • The multifaceted challenge of branding the workplace

    Posted on September 1, 2016 by Fresh Workspace

    When it comes to the incorporation of branding and identity into a workplace, there is a simple option, which is to produce a design that faithfully incorporates the firm’s logos, colours and straplines in the interior. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with this, except for the fact that it is literally superficial and so may miss […]