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The Office Fit Out Guide For Tenants: Part One

The Office Fit Out 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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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, not just commercial furniture, enhances and complements our style of life. Like all our work surroundings, commercial furniture plays a significant role in improving your employees productivity and overall satisfaction at work. Office furniture not only has great utility but has immense potential to make your workspace more functional, flexible and on brand.  It is important for businesses to not only have a visually pleasing workspace to represent their story and…

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What your employees expect from their workplaces…

What your employees expect from their workplaces…

Employees working needs and desires are forever evolving, making it hard for employers to know what your employees expect from workplaces today. Especially when it comes to understanding how our working environments and business practices can impact performance and happiness levels. We are constantly bombarded with the latest tips and trends for keeping different generations engaged and productive within the workplace. But when it comes to attracting and retaining new talent, it is important for employers to understand what people really want and expect from work spaces today. We believe there is no one better placed to enlighten us on…

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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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‘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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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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A workplace leading the future of Young Minds

A workplace leading the future of Young Minds

Senior Designer, Jess Willdigg talks to us about the process behind creating the new workplace for London’s leading charity fighting for childrens mental health and her inspiration throughout. What was the clients main objectives? “Young Minds is a UK based charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. The main objective for the space was to create a working environment which was welcoming to not only the employees but anyone else who may be using the space such as their brand activists. It was important to the client to create a collaborative,  modern and brand focused work space which…

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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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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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Do what you love…

Do what you love…

𝘋𝘰 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦, 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰. We have all heard these phrases time and time again, but still it seems easier said than done, right? In fact, very few people do just that. We think it is easier to find people who dislike what they do, and have no problem sharing why. Cue the introduction to Dthree’s creative, who at just 25 years old, is one of those lucky souls that can actually say “I love my job!”. Jaudon Blue Prescott, shares some surprising insights into being a creative, as well as tips on how to pursue a…

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The workplace with all the Buzz for Valentines Day.

The workplace with all the Buzz for Valentines Day.

With Valentine’s day almost upon us, we wanted to give you a tour of the new ‘hive’ of well-known ‘dating with confidence’ app, Bumble. It’s no secret that they have challenged the dating game by shaking up the outdated gender norms and empowering women with the first move. Therefore, their office needed to live up to their unique approach and uphold their empowering ways. Lead designer Hannah May discusses how she made this possible, the challenges she faced and her experience working with such a creative and collaborative company. Bumble Bizz “Bumble were previously situated within Badoo’s office, but due…

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Designing a ‘workplace with wings’ by Charlie Kent

Designing a ‘workplace with wings’ by Charlie Kent

The global giant recently tasked Dthree with designing and building the space of its new London headquarters. The brief was to create a space that’s a true reflection of the now-iconic Red Bull brand. Charlie Kent, Senior Designer at Dthree, talks us through the project, and how a collaborative approach produced a future-proofed workplace that is bang-on brand. Bringing out the brand “Moving across town from Tooley Street to Seven Dials, Red Bull required a refreshed approach to its office interior. The space had to reflect the brand. But the brand is so much more than just the Red Bull…

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A day in the life of a project manager

A day in the life of a project manager

Day begins.. Girlfriend’s alarm goes off at 6.30am which means I’m awake too.Phone still on not disturb to give me some much-needed time to myself every morning to prepare for the day ahead. I always start the day by flicking through my emails and checking my diary. Once showered and ready, I make my way to the station for my daily commute to either the office or a live site, it always varies! This gives me a good chance to make any quick phone calls on route. I have always got my nose in my kindle on the commute, fantasy…

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Six simple steps for designing a powerful brand identity…

Six simple steps for designing a powerful brand identity…

Want to develop and design a strong brand identity in 6 simple steps? Just take a look at our easy to follow guide and you will be well on your way. Brand vs Brand Identity Before we get started, it is important to understand the difference between your brand and your brand identity. Yes, there is a difference and in order to develop an existing brand identity or create a new one, you will need to be clear on this. A brand is really the emotional connection your business has with its audience. People can trust, respect and love brands,…

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A day in the life of our Senior Designer, Charlie Kent

A day in the life of our Senior Designer, Charlie Kent

Day begins … Alarm kicks off at 6.30am, normally signing into the girls and the team whatsapp – there’s always a birthday or something to giggle at.  Into the shower to fully wake up then off with my day. I’ve been trying to read on the way into and back from work.  One highlight of my morning is crossing Blackfriars bridge – rain or shine – I love the view. Outlined responsibilities… My role is to create spaces which bring the best out of people.  Myself and my team have the opportunity to engage with all industries, to meet a…

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Knowledge in Design

Knowledge in Design

Imagine a workplace that caters to all your unique working needs, without any extra effort or thought from the user. Workplace consultancy is knowledge in design! It defines the vision, approach and strategy for how your workplace will enable your business to achieve its long term goals and objectives. Workplace strategy starts with considering which work processes create value for your business, clients and most importantly your employees. It then creates a plan that best supports them.                                                …

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What well-being in the workplace really means…

What well-being in the workplace really means…

There is no hiding from the growing awareness of well-being in the workplace today. Focusing on your employee’s well-being is a conscious business decision made by leaderships across the UK. But being effective in well-being does not always mean spending money. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the interest of employee wellness at work following the suggested impact this can have on a business’s overall performance. Recent studies have shown that by investing in health and well-being as part of your business plan, you are likely to have better employee morale by 44%, a healthier and…

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CAT B vs CAT A

CAT B vs CAT A

When starting your office design process, you will no doubt hear industry terminology that makes no sense to you whatso ever. This business decision can be challenging as it is, without the added pressure of having to decode design and build jargon. Let’s break it down for you, so you can make informed decisions on what fitout journey best suits your business requirements. There are two types of commercial fitout, Category A (CAT A) and Category B (CAT B). Quite often both categories will be necessary within one office design project, depending on the shell and core of the building…

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Your Workplace Creators

Your Workplace Creators

Dthree are Creative Thinkers, Creative Designers, Creative Builders and Creative Collaborators. Essentially, we are all things creative. Design is not just about how something looks, it is also about how it works. That’s why we exist, to better the way businesses work by designing and delivering spaces that actually work for them.     Office design is a hot topic around today’s working trends. This means there are an abundance of companies who can offer the skills and experience to change the way you work for the better. So why chose Dthree? We are an enthusiastic group of creatives, who…

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The Office

The Office

We have been reading a lot about the history of the office recently. The origins of the word ‘office’ go back to the Latin interpretation of the word “duty” or a place to fulfil one’s duty to their employer. This statement alone really shows how much the workplace, or perhaps the relationship of the employer and employee has changed since paid work begun.     What we want to focus on very briefly though is the history of work and how the office has affected this over the last century. So where to begin? With a statement is always a…

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