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The rise in Plug and Play offices continues…

The rise in Plug and Play offices continues…

The rise of flexible, plug & play offices is continuing to evolve the industry to expand its offering on all-inclusive services and accommodate various modern lifestyles.  Plug and Play offices, referred to in the industry as Cat A+, is a concept for tenants and landlords alike that offers a fully fitted and furnished office. It now forms a significant part of landlords’ ongoing strategy to engage with occupiers at a more affordable and convenient level. Whist this initiative has been around a while, it’s gained huge traction in more recent times, due at least in part to the rise in…

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Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Commercial Furniture: Everything You Need To Know

Looking to improve your office and want to find out everything you need to know about commercial furniture? Well you have come to the right place. Good quality furniture, enhances and complements our lifestyle. Like all our work surroundings, commercial furniture plays a significant role in improving your employees productivity and overall satisfaction at work. Furniture not only has great utility but has significant potential to make your workspace more functional, flexible and on brand – something that is now a priority for businesses bringing their employees back to the office.  It is important for businesses to not only have…

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An office worth commuting for…

An office worth commuting for…

It’s been over a year since we were asked to work from home and with the anniversary of our first national lockdown just around the corner, the question on many employers and employees minds alike is when can we return to the office? After months on end of working from our sofas, kitchen tables and spare rooms, business’ have been given the unique opportunity to rethink their working environments and delve deeper into what works for their employees and more importantly, what doesn’t. The pandemic has changed the face of office design and forced businesses to think about their workplace…

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What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

What do we mean by ‘shell and core’, CAT A, CAT A + and CAT B

Decoding our industry jargon As workplace creators, we are constantly surrounded by industry professionals who understand our working industry jargon, yet one should remember that these terminologies may mean nothing to our clients. While our colleagues at DeVono Cresa would happily engage us in a conversation concerning the merits of being able to influence the design of a CAT A ‘install’ to reduce the cost of a CAT B fit out, we recognise that most individuals looking to create their perfect workplace may not appreciate the difference between the two. For clients that have not been through the process of…

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‘Plug and play’ workspaces – Landlords strike back

‘Plug and play’ workspaces – Landlords strike back

Demand for flexibility continues to grow… When looking to understand the current and future business landscape, most commentators look to the large listed corporates for answers. Yet it is the private sector, and in particular the small-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), that play a crucial part in the UK’s success. The demand for flexibility comes not least because the UK is a nation of SMEs – which represent 99% of all UK businesses and, in London, account for just over half of all private sector jobs. It is these companies that want the freedom of flexibility, especially in a time of uncertainty….

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Workplace design: Function over fun?

Workplace design: Function over fun?

With business needs constantly changing and evolving year on year, office design has to keep up by ensuring the workplace remains a space for businesses and people to thrive in. Slides, swings, ball ponds, and anything else that resembles a kid’s soft play area were once commercial interior ‘must haves’. Revered and ridiculed in equal measure, the trend towards putting the fun factor into the office was represented mostly by technology and media start-ups, with the likes of global giant, Google, leading by example. Fresh new firms appealed to a younger workforce with their office design du-jour screaming “you no…

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Designing the optimal office space

Designing the optimal office space

Office design has gone through immense change over the past 100 years. The evolution has been led not just by the type of businesses that occupy office space but by the proliferation of technology and the impact that this has had on the workforce. How, who and when we use office space are key factors in creating a productive and successful office design. American architect, David Dewane, works from the principle that the primary goal of our workspace should be to intentionally design it to nurture, develop and protect intensive brain activity that delivers genuine results. He has done this…

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How design strategies can influence wellbeing in the workplace

How design strategies can influence wellbeing in the workplace

Whether you work with 10 people, 10,000 people or just yourself, paying attention to Mental Health at Work has never been more important.  Being workplace creators who are people focused, we understand the importance a space holds in supporting a positive mental health for those occupying it. Various studies have proven that the environment surrounding us can have a positive or negative impact on not only our performance but also our mindset. So in honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, we wanted to use this opportunity to share our knowledge and tips for creating a workplace that not only influences…

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Redefine the way you work…

Redefine the way you work…

Dthree Studio’s workplace design duo,  Joseph Gillam and Hannah May, talk about their recent visit to the flexible new work space in the heart of London. One Heddon Street, just off Regent Street is Crown Estates first dedicated co-working office space for professionals, entrepreneurs and start ups. The Grade II listed building delivers an exciting new approach to working environments with great facilities, surrounded by the energy and opportunities of a prime central London location. Described as a space designed and delivered with professionals in mind where work and well being meet, Dthree’s Director and Designer talk about their experiences…

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