Flexible office businesses count on serving tomorrow’s workers

This year was always going to be a challenging one for WeWork. The unravelling of the flexible office company’s plans for a $47bn initial public offering in September 2019 was followed by the departure of its talismanic founder Adam Neumann and a bruising appraisal of its culture. 

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Remote working is on the rise, but the office remains indispensable

     Out on a run recently, streaming music through my headphones, I thought of the parallels between the music industry and the commercial office sector. In the 21st Century, technolo...

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The pandemic has caused significant disruption to communities, businesses and the economy on a scale that has never been experienced before. The economy shrank 20.4% between April and June as ongoing lockdown measures led the country into recession

  It’s the first recession (defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline) since 2009 when the global financial crisis wreaked havoc with economies around the world. Hospitality, touris...

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Are you ready for the changes to the Property Use Classes?

 Are you ready for the changes to the Property Use Classes?  Westfield London has submitted plans to repurpose up to two thirds of its anchor store space into co-working offices. Does this s...

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20 offices turned into 2,000 individual pods for post-Covid working

  Welcome to cube city. Xu Weiping, a Chinese multimillionaire, has a vision for the future of office work in the post-Covid-19 pandemic world: thousands of office pods where each person works in...

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New use class update

 The changes to the Use Classes Order is one of the most significant update since it was introduced in 1987. The changes, which come into effect on September 1 2020, aims to update land uses. Mai...

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Office provider IWG looks at post pandemic suburban working boom

  IWG, the company behind the Regus brand, said that revenue across its centres in Britain had risen by 12.2 per cent to £198.3 million in the first half of the year as sales increased in satell...

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End of the office: the quiet, grinding loneliness of working from home

  Dahlia Francis is sitting on a small couch at the foot of her bed, in her shared flat, on a housing estate in south London. She wears her new uniform of pyjama bottoms and a Zoom-ready plain T-...

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Balance Of Power Shifts To Employees In Flex Office Model

 The pandemic has unleashed enormous changes on the world. In few places will lasting change likely be greater than in the workplace. In response to COVID-19′s disruption of the traditional offic...

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