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New Ways of Working Part 1 - Touchdown Areas

[fa icon="calendar'] 24-Sep-2015 07:30:46 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, design trends, Agile Working

Touchdown Areas Explained

  • What is a Touchdown Area

A Touchdown Area is arguably one of the most important areas in a business environment and is an integral part of implementing a successful agile working environment.

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New Ways of Working Infographic

[fa icon="calendar'] 14-Sep-2015 14:51:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Office Fit Out, Design Inspiration, design trends, Agile Working, Office Design

When new work practices are introduced intelligently the results are increased staff motivation, increased productivity and reduced overheads. In this infographic we show your the key points you need to know about New Ways of Working.

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What to consider when budgeting for an office fit-out

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 12:04:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Office Fit Out, Office Design, Office Refurbisment, ROI, Budgets

In today’s ever changing workplace environment, an office is far more than just a space for your employees to work in. There is now an increased awareness of how the working environment can affect, not only creativity, but productivity too.

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Do you need to comply with Building Regulations for Office Refurbishment Projects?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 09:52:24 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Fit Out, Office Design, Office Refurbisment

The question of whether it is necessary to comply with Building Regulations for Office Refurbishment or Fit Out Projects is very common. If you are considering an office refurbishment or making alterations to commercial premises it is very likely that you will need to obtain building regulations approval. It is recommended that you check with Building Control before commencing any office refurbishment and obtain the necessary approvals to avoid making a very costly mistake.

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What are the best Colours to use in an office colour scheme?

[fa icon="calendar'] 11-Aug-2015 09:38:17 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, design trends, Office Design, creativity

There have been a number of studies on the psychology of colour. Which Office Colour Scheme make employees work longer hours; come up with more creative ideas; get along with their colleagues? Here are a few of the theories that have gained credence in the workplace.

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7 low-cost ways to rocket your office productivity levels

[fa icon="calendar'] 05-Aug-2015 07:00:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Productivity, Office Fit Out, Design Inspiration

Boosting profit margins is always a key goal of any business, and apart from having a complete corporate shake up there are plenty of ways in which the average business can tap into their most valuable resource - their staff.

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How to introduce Agile Working without causing a riot?

[fa icon="calendar'] 28-Jul-2015 07:00:00 / by Jim Fidler posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Agile Working

The first reaction from employees to a suggestion of Agile Working is often “No way – you mean hot desking – I know someone that worked for a company that introduced that and it was a disaster. Nobody had their own desk or office, there was nowhere to go where you could get peace and quiet. If you got in late there was nowhere to sit, etc. etc.”

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The big design trends changing the office environment

[fa icon="calendar'] 20-Jul-2015 14:56:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, design trends


The office landscape is undergoing a seismic shift. Many factors are inexorably driving major changes in the way offices are designed. These include technology advances, increasing globalisation, changing workplace demographics, and more.  

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The 6 secrets of how to increase staff morale

[fa icon="calendar'] 09-Jul-2015 11:03:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Productivity, Office Fit Out

Motivated well performing staff are your company’s greatest asset.

Having a driven workforce will improve efficiency and innovations, reduce turnover and encourage more team working.

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Is your office space inspiring creativity?

[fa icon="calendar'] 08-Jul-2015 08:14:00 / by Callum Hutchinson posted in Office Redesign, Productivity, Design Inspiration

If your business relies on the creative talents of your staff it would be wise to give them a working environment that stimulates the mind!


Inspiring work environments which allow for both collaborative and individual working practices become a vital component in any successful creative business.

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