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Designing your sustainable workplace in 2022

Designing your sustainable workplace in 2022

2022 is set to be the year in which businesses of all sizes have the drive and encouragement to plan and deliver for a more sustainable work environment, which can range from the physical attributes of a space through to the actions of the workforce. Whether you are setting out on redesigning your existing space or have a blank canvas from which to work from there are some pertinent steps which should not be rushed or even overlooked. WHERE DO YOU START? A business needs to establish its goals and aspirations with regards to sustainability and wellbeing. How important is…

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Fitout costs – What to expect in 2022

Fitout costs – What to expect in 2022

The shift in expectations of how, when and where we use the office has led business leaders to give greater focus to their office space requirements. Ensuring that the workplace remains fit-for-purpose has given many the impetus look at office design, however the costs of delivering such projects are being impacted by inflationary pressures, and as we head into 2022 the picture does not look any rosier, so what should tenants expect? PRICE HIKES IN 2021 Throughout last year construction costs have increased steadily month-on-month across all materials, with the greatest rises seen in steel, timber, and concrete, with the…

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Hybrid Working vs Flexible Working

Hybrid Working vs Flexible Working

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for a faster and greater evolution of the workplace and the biggest shift in working patterns than we have ever seen before. For many businesses this has challenged the conventional way of  work, leading them to introduce new concepts and policies.  One approach that has become increasingly popular is hybrid working. According to a CIPD survey, 40% of employers expect more than half their employees to work from home for at least a portion of the week. Whilst this provides a high degree of flexibility, it is often confused with flexible working. And although…

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2022 Office Design Trends

2022 Office Design Trends

A new year, by nature, brings with it the optimism of new opportunity and fresh starts. So as a weary world continues to ponder what the future holds, we asked our designers to shed some light on the future of the office with their 2022 office design predictions. Despite the tumult we have collectively endured over the last two years, one thing that is for certain is that the office is here to stay, but the role in which it plays will vary from business to business. Throughout 2021, the office has evolved from a place employees had to be,…

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Why a hybrid office might be what you are looking for…

Why a hybrid office might be what you are looking for…

In as little as 2 years ago, the phrase ‘hybrid office’ would not have been present in mainstream media, or our collective subconsciouses. Fast forward through 18 months and one global pandemic, and all of a sudden the office as we know it became questionably obsolete. BACK TO THE BEGINNING Before we get into the nuts and bolts of why the office is still a key part of our society and will be for years to come, we have to go back to a time when workplaces were filled with the smell of tobacco, pinstripes were the rage, and the…

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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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Brexit: What does it mean for office fit-outs?

Brexit: What does it mean for office fit-outs?

Brexit could significantly impact the UK’s Design and Build industry due to the sector’s dependency on both labour supply and materials procured from the EU. The prospect of tariffs and quotas, if enacted, would increase the overall cost of projects and construction. However, despite this, there are also opportunities for UK based businesses to begin to pivot and focus on using locally sourced products and labour in their projects. At Dthree Studio, we are committed to helping our clients prepare for the Brexit transition and mitigate any impact it may have on office fit-out delivery. In this blog, we highlight…

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Back to Work: How to adapt your Office Design to the Covid-19 responsibilities

Back to Work: How to adapt your Office Design to the Covid-19 responsibilities

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the idea of the physical office space, both temporarily and potentially irrevocably, as employees continue to work remotely in adherence with the government’s lockdown measures. COVID-19 will have implications for office design, especially open-plan offices, and will surely come under increased scrutiny in the immediate short term, as governments contemplate relaxing lockdown measures, and allowing workers back to the office. In this piece, our Director, Ben Grave, highlights COVID-19’s impact on office design and the learnings from Dthree Studio’s interactions with clients over the past six weeks. What have we learned? This period has been…

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COVID-19: Tools to communicate effectively in a crisis

COVID-19: Tools to communicate effectively in a crisis

The COVID-19 outbreak is changing the way teams communicate with each other and making everyday communication ever more challenging. Despite the government implementing travel-bans, social distancing and quarantine measures – businesses are leveraging new forms of technology to stay connected and better serve their clients. In accordance with recent government advice, Dthree has recently implemented a ‘work from anywhere’ policy in order to best protect the health and wellbeing of our employees, customers and key stakeholders. Our staff have adapted quickly to their ‘home office’, and continue to work efficiently and diligently for clients on design and build projects. Despite…

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Enhancing the Tenants Experience

Enhancing the Tenants Experience

  Dthree recently completed the design and fit-out of the London office space of Young Minds, a non-profit organisation leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenge. This exciting project started with a thorough workplace consultancy exercise run by parent company DeVono Cresa, who went on to acquire the new office space for Young Minds. Next came the creative design, and fit-out by Dthree. In the latest edition of DeVono Cresa’s quarterly market report, The Occupier, Dthree Project Director Tom Aird, and Senior Designer Jess Willdigg discuss how they went about…

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