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2020 Workplace Design Predictions

2020 Workplace Design Predictions

It’s that time of the year again where everyone is rethinking their personal and professional goals for the next 12 months and getting behind their ‘new year, new me’ resolutions. A new year doesn’t just present personal and professional growth opportunities. Trends (both new and pre-existing) quickly come to light and begin to shape our outlook for the year ahead. Office design trends, in particular, are constantly evolving and developing to ensure workplaces continue to provide environments that work for both the business and people using them. Keeping up with these trends can be a challenge in itself, let alone understanding…

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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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The Office

The Office

Dthree’s Project Director, Tom Aird, discusses how the office landscape has changed over the last few decades and along with it the ways in which we work. A home from home “Today’s working environment demands flexibility, functionality and must become ‘a home from home’ environment, whilst providing a setting for independent and collaborative work, private meetings, events, as well as encourage down time and interactivity … No easy task for us designers! However, the office hasn’t always been this way. In my lifetime alone, the office landscape has changed immeasurably and along with it the ways in which we work….

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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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How to maintain a healthy work-life balance

How to maintain a healthy work-life balance

Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life. A quote we are sure you are all familiar with and is something that we often have to remind ourselves of at Dthree too. For professionals, working can easily become the most important focus in your life. Especially when you enjoy what you do and want to be the best at it! But that’s not to say you can only achieve this by neglecting your personal life. It is all about creating a healthy work – life balance. Sounds easy right? However, many of us still…

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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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Top tips for staying fit whilst in the office.

Top tips for staying fit whilst in the office.

DeVono Cresa share their top tips for keeping in shape whilst working that 9-5 office job everyday. If you work a 9-5 office based job, this means you are sitting sedentary for 8 hours a day, which can not only affect your physical health but your mental health too. Long term it can result in severe health problems including high blood pressure and even heart disease.  With the ‘On your feet Britain’ movement starting on Friday 26th April, the team here at DeVono Cresa are making preparations to get started early. If you struggle to keep in shape and find yourself basing your…

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Designing a Workplace we can call a Home

Designing a Workplace we can call a Home

Designing a workplace we can call a home. Alex Isaac, Director of Design at EcoWorld London discusses the importance of an office being a home from a home and the benefits their new HQ has had on the business so far. Q. Who are EcoWorld London and what do they do? “What we do is simple: we provide not just great homes, but a better quality of life, essentially ‘Creating Tomorrow and Beyond’. This philosophy applies to everything we do, from the attention we pay to every last detail of the homes and places we create, to the way we support our developments’ communities. Since launching in 2018,…

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A day in the life of a Commercial Manager:

A day in the life of a Commercial Manager:

In honour of International Women’s Day and to celebrate women in construction week, Dthree’s Commercial Manager, Amber Murray talks us through her role and a typical day. What are your outlined responsibilities My role is basically everything pre-construction related, so essentially involves all aspects bar design, before the works go to site. I spend a lot of my time meeting with our clients to discuss budgets, survey the space with our subcontractors, and put together pre-construction and construction programmes in fitting with the clients timescales. Once the project has moved to the contract stage, I hand the project over to…

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