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Maison François: a french brasserie with a postmodern twist

Paying homage to the grand brasseries of Paris, Lyon and Alsace in both flavour and design, Maison François is a new restaurant on the site of what was previously Green’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar in St James’s.

25/11/2020 3 min read

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Perkins&Will make world-first pledge to deliver zero-carbon office design

Architects Perkins&Will and Penoyre & Prasad have pledged to ensure the internal fit-outs of offices and commercial property will be net-zero carbon. 

19/11/2020 4 min read

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Lessons from King's Cross?

More property tech, and much more interventionist landlords, will mean big changes for the way office floorspace works post-COVID, says an office developer active in one of the most cutting-edge of London’s office markets.

25/11/2020 3 min read

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Form Us With Love designs New School range for .mdd

A fresh take on the classic school chair, New School provides a range of options available to meet the varied ergonomic requirements of modern office environment.

26/11/2020 1 min read

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6 experts give their views on the future of coworking

We can expect major changes within the coworking/shared office sector – and there’s no shortage of predictions on what those changes will look like. We ask 6 industry experts for their take on post-pandemic coworking.

28/10/2020 2 min read
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Maria Cheung, Director and Head of Interior Design, Squire & Partners

The coworking landscape has seen many existing positive design features being cemented into occupier demand. A reduction in desk density has created more space for collaboration and social interaction. Tapping into the culture of organisations has become essential as workplaces evolve to be a crossover of work, home, leisure and hospitality. Wellness, sustainable commuting, outside space, fresh air, sustainable materials and biophilia have become crystallised on landlords’ must-have lists.

 

Caro Lundin, Co-founder and Creative Director, ARC Club

As we enter a new period of uncertainty around COVID-19, demand continues to grow at ARC Club. Many offices remain shut – and with staff working well remotely, why return to business as usual? At the same time, the honeymoon period of working from home is over. People want to feel professional again without the commute. They need a third space, between home and the office. A neighbourhood workplace is it.

 

Rupert Dean, Co-founder and CEO, x+why

The overall commercial real estate market will be smaller but the proportion of flexible workspace overall will be higher as corporates move away from long-term leases towards more flexible terms and use. With more remote working, companies now want to take less space but pay for more workspace as they need it, and landlords are adapting. It is impossible to plan one year out at the moment, let alone 5-10 years, so long term commitments are in short supply.

 

Simon Millington, Director, incognito

Beyond the pretty pictures of modern, open plan workspaces, coworking operators have packed their floorplates to the max. This makes it hard for tenants to return post-pandemic, unless there is a re-think on the coworking offer. Businesses returning to the office are looking for more control over their workspaces – they want lower densities to keep staff safe and an opportunity to personalise the working environment. Coworking operators must re-purpose their real estate to allow for a more flexible approach to small office suites.

 

Richard Gann, Managing Director, Rawside

We feel that there will be a greater emphasis on collaboration in the workplace, which will be a catalyst for re-thinking what is important in workplace design. We have a portfolio of products that are ideal for collaborative working – and we continue to evolve our products whilst keeping true to our commitment to the environment; products made with soul and designed and made in the UK.

 

Anthony Groombridge, London Business Director, LiquidLine

The current situation has taken coworking spaces and serviced office providers to a whole new level. With large corporates implementing changing strategies and moving to smaller satellite locations rather than large headquarters, it brings a whole fresh set of parameters and expectations. We are working with hotels and clubs/event space operators to rework their spaces to form coworking spaces, incorporating premium food micro-markets and coffee bars to entice a completely new audience.

 

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