The Future
Workspace – Office Hub Design

Great office design is both challenging and exciting. The design not only needs to be tailored to your brand’s personality, but also the requirements of the inner workings of your company

Function is king, and form is its queen. Designs need to be smart and optimise the space fully, especially with complexities like COVID-19 regulations.

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covid 19 office space design

COVID-19 office
space design

A modern office is no longer bound by a 9–5 workday cycle, but rather
caters for efficiency and supports the accelerated shift towards
progressive ways of working.

Next-generation offices will have a stronger focus on an employee’s
well-being, with safety measures such as social distancing and flexible
working routines.

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A place dedicated
to work activity

Today, employees are yearning for physical engagement with their
colleagues, whether it’s an informal chat or more structured collaboration
sessions.

Remote working has also highlighted the inadequacies of home-office
setups and the need for spaces designed adequately for work.

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A sense
of community

From catch-ups in the café over a coffee to sketching out ideas on a
whiteboard, people are craving human interaction more than ever, and the
workplace is no different.

While it’s easy to manage a list of tasks when working remotely, employees
are missing out on the benefits of physical collaboration and the common
sense of purpose it fosters. This intrinsic human experience of physically
working together has and will always drive new ideas and enable complex
problem-solving.

There will always be a need for spaces designed specifically to foster the
creativity, agility and innovation that organisations need to be genuinely
productive and grow.

Future Workplaces

Having staff comeback to work requires a re-entry strategy that’s
built on a foundation’ the five C’s.

Competence

Competence

A modern office needs to meet
basic safety standards to
demonstrate competence

Care

Care

A modern office must give your
staff confidence that their health
and well-being is a priority.

Calibration

Calibration

A modern office should be designed
around your employee’s needs
with their input in mind.

Communication

Communication

Ongoing surveys can ensure that
your office is being optimised
around these requirements.

Collaboration

Collaboration

Open communication and collaboration
is proven to improve office culture and
overall effectiveness

Office Models

We have identified three office models that are set to
reshape the workplace

The hybrid model

A mix of office-based and remote working.

The hub &
spoke model

Companies have a core office and multiple
satellite offices. These can be regional private
spaces, coworking locations, or serviced office
spaces, etc.

The
distributed model

Employees are able to work anywhere and
everywhere, depending on their needs. These
models include coworking spaces, coffee shops,
home working, and core office spaces in some
cases.

The Future Workspace

A successful workplace

We have identified three office models that are set to reshape the workplace

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01

Health & Safety

Many businesses were already moving beyond the traditional office model before COVID-19, but this evolution has been fast-tracked and now applies to everyone. Returning to work effectively requires this evolution to be the environment and fit for your teams.

02

Flexibility

The workplace of the future’s design will need to support a hybrid, hub and spoke, or distributed working model. These new and different working strategies will need to be facilitated through agile working environments and flexible, customisable spaces to give an employee the freedom of choice that has come to define the current ways of working.

03

Wellbeing

COVID-19 has put a spotlight on the importance of supporting wellbeing and mental health at the workplace, and adding wellbeing- focused design elements to every office should be a priority. Sustainable design is an integral part of this. It is also an ethos that will permeate each part of a successful workplace as the world realises the value of sustainable workplace design and construction working.

04

Technology

Digital communication technologies have helped us to collaborate and keep working throughout the most difficult COVID situations. As we return to our offices, these systems will remain crucial. We should also begin to use smart building technologies to optimise our spaces through how our rooms are heated, ventilated and lit, maximising efficiency and measuring how our spaces are used.

05

Culture, Community, Collaboration

Social interaction is the thing we all miss most in our modern way of working. As how and where we want to work continues to evolve, one of the most significant changes the office faces is that it’s no longer just a place with a desk. It has become a destination in itself. After months of focused home-working with limited opportunities for social interaction, a day at the workplace has become an event, a refreshing opportunity to see friends, be inspired, come together, collaborate, and connect.

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Help

With a combination of flexible and remote workers, the central office hub will be essential to cultivating a sense of collective ownership and shared company mission and providing an environment for organic networking, mentoring and liaising with clients.

It’s important to consider every stage of change when planning for your eventual return to the workplace – the transition back to the office will look unique for each business.

Still, everyone will experience three core phases:
the Now, the Transition and the Future.

3 Core Phases

During the first phase, many people will still be working from home. Companies will be developing their plan for returning to the office by gathering employee sentiment data and listening closely to the new government guidance.

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Now

We can help you prepare for your return to the office by conducting workplace risk assessments and space evaluations with suggested modifications.

We work with you to understand the kind of space you will need for successful reintegration, considering new ways of working. to future workspace.

Transition

We can help you prepare for your return to the office by conducting workplace risk assessments and space evaluations with suggested modifications.

We work with you to understand the kind of space you will need for successful reintegration, considering new ways of working. to future workspace.

Future

We can help you prepare for the future with the optimisation and rationalisation of your existing office space.

As your business evolves, your workplace will too. Our cost-effective office fit-out and refurbishment services deliver tailored working environments built around your people, your goals and your way of working.