Tag Archives: Office Design

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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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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Veolia UK Office Space Planning Case Study

We have a new case study available to view for a project completed for Veolia UK. “Veolia occupies high quality offices very close to Kings Cross Station, it is an important location for us because of its proximity to the Eurostar and our ability to reach our northern plants and depots. We were faced with…
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Agile Working

Earlier this year we were asked by a north London based client to reduce their expenditure on rent.  They had 200 members of staff, each with their own desk.  We organised a time utilisation study over a two week period.  This concluded that the average desk was occupied for 43% of the time; there was…
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New Project in London!

We have finished a new 10,000sq ft office design and build project in the Monument Building, London for a financial client. It is always great to see how renders become reality and this project gave us the oportunity to do some comparison images.... One of the Boardroom: And one of the breakout Area:   Keep…
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How to Sit at Your Desk

For how many hours do you sit at your office desk?  I’m guessing the answer is for the majority of the time you are in the office – so, 7 hours perhaps?  Ideally get yourself a sit-stand desk and read my blog on my experience of standing at work.  However, if you are going to…
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100% Design Exhibition Visit

I spent another fabulous day wandering around 100% Design.  I enjoying animated conversations about boiling taps, swivelled a touch screen table top round and round, tested umpteen chairs (some great, some awful!) and ate plenty of freebie chocolate. For a break after an exhausting morning, I plopped myself down on Orangebox’s new Eva chair (beautiful,…
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Newly Completed Project in Westminster

We have just finished a project in County Hall, Westminster for a High end office within a very... challenging space. Look out for the case study to come! Or check out some posts from the project on our social media. [button text="Instagram" link="https://www.instagram.com/theworkspaceconsultants/" style="default" size="normal" target="_self" display="inline" icon="arrow-right"] [button text="Pinterest" link="https://www.pinterest.co.uk/workspaceconsultants/pins/" style="default" size="normal" target="_self" display="inline"…
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Workspace Design Inspiration

A few years ago a friend mentioned a social networking site called Pinterest to me, she thought I might find it useful for my work.  I couldn’t for the life of me understand why, no other such website has been of interest, but out of politeness I took a quick peek.  Instantly, I was hooked…this…
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Office Design; Being On The Right Side Of Cool

Following trends from the likes of Google and Facebook, many companies are attempting to create a ‘cool’ office environment. Some have crossed the line from ‘fun’ to borderline ridiculous. “Company leaders should ask themselves what they are trying to achieve with what they offer, and how they’re going to manage these spaces, as well as…
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Flexible working and it’s impact on Office Design.

Flexible working is generally accepted as something most of us are really happy about. Mobile tech-nology means that many of us can work from anywhere for at least part of the week without it negatively affecting our productivity. Dare we ask…does this mean that desk ownership could be a thing of the past? We all…
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Designing For Office Privacy

Office design has over the last 20 years strived to ensure 2 key goals, to maximise cost effectiveness and to increase & foster collaboration. Relative real estate costs have reduced dramatically since open plan became the standard model for office design and less cellularisation has indirectly fostered more collaboration.  Encouraging direct and regular connectivity between…
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Workspace Inspirational Images At Pinterest

A few years ago a friend mentioned a social networking site called Pinterest to me, she thought I might find it useful for my work.  I couldn’t for the life of me understand why, no other such website has been of interest, but out of politeness I took a quick peek.  Instantly, I was hooked…this…
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Is The Workplace Obsolete In A Virtual World?

Workplace design seems to be at a turning point. Why have we historically gone to  work at an office? 'Going into the office' has primarily been to use the equipment or materials we needed to do our work or to meet colleagues. How relevant is this today when an office worker can access most of…
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Bad Office Design Costing UK Business £15bn per Year

UK businesses are suffering massive losses in company performance due to ‘disengaged’ employees who complain of working conditions that result in constant distraction and disruption and a lack of privacy, according to a new report published by office furniture maker Steelcase. Research by the Centre for Mental Health claims that presenteeism (at work physically but…
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New Office Design and Refurbishment Clients.

We are pleased to announce that The Workspace Consultants continues to expand and wish to thank the following new and existing customers for making this happen. Nordea Bank, City, London The College of Optometrists, Embankment, London St Vincent House (Seacourt Properties), Ipswich Conning Asset Management, Monument, London LDH La Doria – St Ives, Cambridgeshire Synthomer,…
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BCO Awards; TWC Shortlisted

We are pleased to announce that The Workspace Consultants Project at Milton Hall has now been shortlisted by the BCO. Please follow this link to see the submission document and images in our initial blog post
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Expansion Of Cambridge Office for a Customer Services Operation

A Global Company have employed The Workspace Consultants to design and project manage the expansion of their Customer Services department in Cambridge. This includes relocating some staff to a new building on the same site. The designs have been co-ordinated to ensure a common 'Look & Feel' with new and exciting facilities for the staff.…
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Monitise Office Project – Gresham Street Project Video

Working Together - The Workspace Consultants and Morgan Lovell We worked with Morgan Lovell to develop the design and manage the project once the tender had been placed. This video shows the story of the project both through the detailed design phase and the implementation of the works on site.
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Monitise Office Project – Gresham Street London

You will find our most recently completed project on our website and I am hoping you will find the story of this extremely successful project both informative and interesting. We were engaged by Monitise to project manage and produce the initial design for their move from serviced office accommodation to a new head office facility…
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