Category Archives: Blog

Work From Home Survey

Help us understand the way you feel about working from home and start a debate on the subject, to help drive the inevitable change to the way we work post Covid-19, by taking part in our short survey. We will post the results alongside some opinions from across the industry to help gauge the future…
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Blue and the workspace – the new biophilia

As I’ve discussed before, there are links between Biophilic design in the workplace and improving mental health and productivity. However, what I did not mention in my previous article was the introduction of water and blue spaces into the concept of Biophilic design. Professor Miles Richardson discussed the lost relationship between humanity and nature in…
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A Plea to Commercial Landlords and Managing Agents

All too often, when we ask Managing Agents for information relating to space that they are hoping to let, it isn’t immediately available. Sometimes, it feels as though we are the first people to ever have made such a request. It usually takes days to pull together a pack of information and often longer. When…
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New Project Casestudy!

We have a new project in our porfolio page... Berkeley Studios Our role in this project was to produce a brief and tender document and manage the tender process, choice of contractor and construction through to practical completion and go live. The structure of the project was to have a principal contractor on a Design…
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WFH: Weekly Update

Following our recent announcement regarding Covid 19 and working from home, we can report that technically it has been very successful. We have been able administrate and design normally and even conduct remote site meetings and valuations through high quality video links. However, it very much looks like construction sites will be closed down soon…
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We’re Working From Home

With the ever-changing circumstances, that COVID-19 brings us, like you and most of the world, we’re making our best efforts to adjust to a rapidly evolving situation. The health and safety of our customers and staff are a priority. We are still open and business is still operating as usual. As a precaution, we have…
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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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Job Done! NG Bailey Relocation

  We are very please to announce we have completed a job for NG Bailey at 20 Farringdon Street, EC4. The new London base of the business occupies the 10th and 11th floors of the new 11 storey BREEAM Excellent building, which forms part of international developer HB Reavis’ real estate portfolio. The Fit-out was carried out by…
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Visuals Case study

We have recently completed some amazing visuals for a client we are working with in a new development at 20 Farringdon Street, London. We challenged Burrow's to turn around the visuals for one floor in under three days and working with them was really easy from the outset. The team helped us in producing some really…
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CBoe (Bats) New Project Case Study!

  We have a new case study posted on our website. View it here [gallery gt3_gallery="yes" columns="4" real_columns="4" size="medium" thumb_type="square" ids="4108,4107,4109,4111,3889,4110,3901,3896"] “The Workspace Consultants provided a valuable breadth of services and expertise to our project. Navigating this process and all the people involved would have been very difficult without their partnership and dedication. They delivered…
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Human Centric Office Lighting

I write this at midday on a slightly overcast Wednesday in May, through the windows to my left and right I can see large skies and fields, I watch the seasons change and witness the progression of the day.  I am more fortunate than many office workers, whose desks are lit by artificial lights, on…
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