Category Archives: Blog

Spice up your office walls

When it comes to office design, it’s tempting to focus on the layout and the furniture, and in doing so to overlook the opportunities for creativity in wall colours and coverings. As The Workspace Consultants’ Design Partner Carol Chinn points out, a well-chosen mural can help lift the spirits and establish a core identity for…
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Five tips to help your wellbeing in the workplace

Improving wellbeing at work has been shown to increase morale, loyalty to your company and employee productivity. A poll by the charity ‘Mind’ revealed that 60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing.…
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Anglia Ruskin Case Study!

Anglia Ruskin University (London) employed us to project manage the move to their new space near London Docklands. The space consisted of 32,000 sq ft on one floor with a range of spaces for different functions. We worked closely with them to manage the tender process, cost negotiation, contract administration, cost consultancy, furniture selection &…
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ServiceNow Case Study!

ServiceNow engaged us as project managers for the expansion of their existing office in Staines.  They already occupied the ground floor and were looking for a design for the first floor to reflect that the business had moved on from a tech led organisation to a more person based company. We worked closely with them…
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New Year, New Project!

To kick off the new year we have a new project in our portfolio. An upcoming lease break at City House in Cambridge provided Geant with the impetus to either relocate or to refurbish to support both business consolidation and growth. Agile working had been successfully implemented in the central Amsterdam office so it was therefore…
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New Project Case Study – Costello Medical

Costello Medical employed us to design and project manage the works for the relocation to their new office in Cambridge. The new space is located on the 4th floor and the design needed to take account of staged occupation with part of the space being sublet for the first three years and careful budgeting was required at all…
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Do you need a Space (Time) Utilisation Survey?

If you are thinking about instructing a SUS/TUS it is likely to be for one of two reasons. You may be walking into the office and regularly seeing a sea of empty desks and thinking: “We should be able to make better use of this space” or “Do I really need all this space?”. Or…
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Ageless office design – something to worry about?

Baby boomers have been moving into early retirement for some time now, so offices are trying to adapt to an ageing Generation X. Does this mean we need to change the way we approach office design? An extended work life is inevitable as we are all living longer and need to save for larger retirement…
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Changing office design to welcome the neuro diverse

According to ACAS it is estimated that 1 in 7 of us are neurodivergent – people with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia - that’s 15% of the population. Yet, the workplace is often designed to exclude those who are overwhelmed and distracted in ways the neurotypical don’t understand. Organisations such as ‘Ambitious about Autism’ are…
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CRAFTWAND® can add a touch of magic

Created by Massiv Forest Products, CRAFTWAND® is a free-standing, modular system that can be used in every internal environment and can be adapted for every layout. The solid beech utilised in the system is sourced from FSC-certified sustainable forests, and is natural, renewable, non-toxic and 100% biodegradable, which means that CRAFTWAND® is not only a…
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Games areas or wellness spaces – which to choose and why.

Were games areas in offices a fad that seemed to reach their height in 2017? For me they conjure up images of tech mogul offices (like Google in ‘The Intern’) full of teen-geniuses playing ping pong. Were they a pointless American craze? In this article I want to revisit the science behind having a games…
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Environmentally Friendly Workspaces

The Argument For Green Spaces in The Workplace & Relevance to the Emerging Environmental Crisis Resourcing everything in your office to go green may seem like a headache not worth the reward. Unecological materials have been used for decades because they’re cheap and easily sourced (MDF, leather, plastic). However the benefits of switching for employee,…
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Do I Need Visuals?

When you have made the decision to refurbish your office interior, it can sometimes be hard to sell the new design to partners or staff. We offer the service to build and visualise your design in 3D, which can be used in many ways to inform and advertise the proposed design. NG Bailey was a…
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NG Bailey Project

We have a new project in our projects page. NG Bailey employed us to design and project manage the works for the relocation to their new office on Farringdon Street, London. The new space is located on the 10th and 11th floors and it was decided to locate a client facing reception area and suite of meeting rooms…
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What is your desk occupation?

With the work environment evolving to meet the needs of the modern workforce; the undertaking a time utilisation studies within the office is becoming a more popular method of working out how the staff use the office on a day to day, hour by hour basis. Condeco are a company who provide technology within the office…
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