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Facilities management

  • How global office design trends adapt themselves to local needs

    Posted on March 21, 2018 by Fresh Workspace

    The ongoing evolution in the design of the places we work has much in common with evolution in the natural world. But whereas natural selection is dependent on the famous ‘Blind Watchmaker’ of evolutionary theory to shape creatures in response to the forces in their environment, workplace design is anything but blind – at least […]

  • Harnessing the power of electricity in the design and fit out of offices

    Posted on October 2, 2017 by admin

    Legend has it that the American politician, inventor, writer and polymath Benjamin Franklin flew a kite in a storm in 1752 as part of his attempt to understand how to harness the power of electricity. This combination of risk, necessity and invention has marked our relationship with electricity ever since. We are now completely dependent […]

  • 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 […]

  • Meeting expectations in the way we design spaces for teamwork

    Posted on June 1, 2016 by Charles Marks

    There’s an old saying from Peter Drucker, the guru of management gurus, that what gets measured gets managed. It is a truism for many facets of the management role and not least in the way that we measure and use the space within our buildings. Knowing what is actually happening within the workplace is the […]

  • How organic design reflects the way people move around a building

    Posted on October 17, 2015 by Charles Marks

    The story goes that, after Rem Koolhaas had been appointed to design the McCormick Tribune Campus Center at the Illinois Institute of technology in 2003, the legendary architect noticed how students had created their own pathways between the existing buildings on the site. The site of the new building included a field in which they […]

  • Teleperformance opens its new Baltic Place offices in Gateshead

    Posted on April 2, 2015 by Charles Marks

    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 […]