The Future of the Office
With another 6 months of ‘Working From Home’ mandated by the UK government, businesses need to look at solutions for turning workplaces into future proof environments for people to return to in Spring 2021.
The Covid 19 pandemic has exposed vulnerabilities in our current working world and brought into sharp focus outdated practices that no longer serve us. This period presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to rewrite the way we work & live whilst building safeguards into the design of our future and existing offices.
The move towards Landlord led CAT A +/‘Plug and Play’ initiatives over the last few years has taken the onus off of the tenant and provided them with value-added office space without the prohibitive up front fit-out costs.
Not only does this help to reduce vacancy rates but it allows Landlords to charge increased rents over the course of the tenancy – a win win for tenants and landlords alike.
Exciting and creatively designed Cat A + spaces will continue to be key in attracting post-Covid tenants, who not only have increasing expectations of the workplace but who are also seeing the benefits of working from home and will need extra incentives to return to the traditional office.
Hybrid working environments where employees can split their time between home and the office will be the most likely outcome & offices that create a strong sense of culture and community will be the most successful in attracting people back.
We are keen to speak with organisations about how they plan to re-evaluate their offices and portfolios and how we might help deliver these new strategies
Contact us now at: www.emilypenrosedesign.co.uk/contact