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Month: February 2017

  • How do we reach consensus about what constitutes good design?

    Posted on February 15, 2017 by Fresh Workspace

    In shows and the media, we are often invited to pass judgement on products and ideas that have been created by other people. The reviews that follow often cement some form of accepted view, even if we often outsource the decision making to people who are better placed to decide, or at least better enabled […]

  • How the physical and digital workplaces work alongside each other

    Posted on February 13, 2017 by Charles Marks

    One of the enduring forces that shape facilities management thinking is the growing business case for treating buildings as a strategic asset. But the allocation and design of space is not just about cost. It is also about how to meet the needs of an increasingly mobile and flexible workforce and one that is just […]

  • The complex link between workplace design and personal happiness

    Posted on February 12, 2017 by Charles Marks

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    There’s a good reason why we find it hard to equate our working life (and specific aspects of it such as workplace design) with our personal happiness. It’s because it’s all very complicated. So complicated in fact that you can quickly sidetrack any discussion on the subject by asking elementary questions such as: ‘what do […]

  • A well designed office forms a firm foundation for a growing business

    Posted on February 11, 2017 by Charles Marks

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    Whether you are refurbishing your existing workplace or moving to new premises, how you plan and equip your offices can have a profound effect on your business, no matter what its size. Indeed, in many ways, office design is a more important consideration for small firms than it is for larger ones purely because small […]

  • Case study: the refurbishment of Herefordshire Housing’s head office

    Posted on February 10, 2017 by Charles Marks

    There are now over 1,700 housing associations of all shapes and sizes in the UK. They spend around £13 billion each year and, as well as providing accommodation, offer a number of other essential local services including the creation of employment opportunities for residents, supporting them to live independently in their own homes and negotiating lower […]