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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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Office Fitout Guide: Understanding Your Requirements

Office Fitout Guide: Understanding Your Requirements

In this part two of the Office Fit out Guide, we share everything that you need to know when deciding to improve your work space. The guide describes best practice when writing a comprehensive brief for your new space, processes to find the right commercial partner and advice on choosing your location and planning your departure. Preparing Your Commercial Office Fitout Brief : The company collectively needs to establish whether you need to relocate to a new space or if refurbishing your existing office space will suffice. As a starting point, it is important to identify what you hope to…

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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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The Office Fitout Guide For Tenants: Part One

The Office Fitout Guide For Tenants: Part One

In this guide we will share with you everything you need to know when it comes to starting the journey towards improving your work space. Part one will look at the differences between undergoing an office refurbishment or relocation, finding the perfect project leader and identifying your pain points. 1. Refurbishment vs Relocation Should I stay or should I go are usually the two options businesses are faced with when looking to improve their working environment. Whether you employ 10 or 200 people, deciding whether to relocate offices or simply refurbish your existing space is a big decision for any…

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Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Co Working Spaces – The perfect alternative for entrepreneurs, start ups and small businesses?

Are you looking for the next best move for your business and considering shared offices? We know this is no decision to take lightly and can be a headache, at the very least, weighing up the different options. With our experience working alongside various businesses to help them find the best solution for their working needs, we can take a load off your shoulders by sharing our insights on the pros and cons of co working. What’s next for your business? Working from home can seem like a great idea at first, with plenty of flexibility and free time to…

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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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A Tool For Talent

A Tool For Talent

The role of workplace design for attracting and retaining talent. We sat down with our very own Tom Aird, Project Director at Dthree, to talk about how we help clients transform their workplaces into a tool for talent before the design process has even begun. With the UK experiencing record employment levels, businesses are facing stiff competition when attracting and retaining staff. As a consequence, the design of the workplace and its role in influencing workplace culture is emerging as a differentiator for top talent. As project director, Tom Aird is better placed than most to share the lowdown on…

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Technology and the Future Workplace

Technology and the Future Workplace

Tegan Thomas, Dthrees Client Relationship Manager talks to us about the future of the workplace and the vital role technology plays. Tell us about yourself… I am the newest member to the Dthree team, responsible for managing Dthree’s existing relationships as well as developing new relationships with property agents, consultants and potential clients. Outside of work I love travelling, experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and tasting new food! Why Business Development? A lot of people I speak to in this sector happen to ‘fall’ into Business Development, however, this was something I’ve had my heart set on for a…

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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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