When approaching sustainability as a company or an individual, it can feel completely daunting.
But if you talk to your colleagues, the chances are, they’re already taking actions within their own teams and day-to-day roles and it’s likely that you are too!
For organisations looking to move into a shared office setting, there are a number of considerations to make. These include the size of space needed, working out a budget, the optimal location, length of commitment to the space and much more. However, one specific factor that a lot of occupiers are finding to be more and more of a necessity is the community aspect of the space.
Upon your first visit to Bonded Warehouse, you feel excited to learn, appreciate and take note of the building’s impressive level of detail, and the thought process behind revitalising a former customs warehouse. A place where alcohol and cigarettes were once stored to deliver Manchester’s most innovate workspace for todays and tomorrow’s pioneering businesses.
Many people seem to still be searching for a ‘magic bullet’, a one size fits all answer to how companies should approach their working practices. But the solution really is bespoke to each business: the circumstances they work in, the working patterns that suit people and will allow both them to benefit the business and […]
BCO publishes updated guidance on offices in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The British Council for Offices (BCO) has published a report with new recommendations for allocating more office space-per-person for the new era of flexible working and to meet net zero carbon targets. The Guide to Specification was last published pre pandemic back in […]
THE BUILDING SAFETY ACT (2022) On the morning of 14th June 2017, Grenfell Tower, a 23-storey residential apartment block in North Kensington, West London, burst into flames claiming 24 lives. At around 1am, a small kitchen fire had broken out on the fourth floor and within minutes, the fire had ascended through the building’s external […]
The Final Word – VAT on Dilapidations The matter of whether VAT is payable on dilapidations claims has been hotly debated in the property industry over the past few years. Several conflicting guidance documents from HMRC in recent times have inadvertently confused the matter further, leaving tenants, surveyors, and landlords without a definitive answer. To […]
PITFALLS OF A SCHEDULE OF CONDITION Tenant’s regularly fail to understand the liability they create when they sign a commercial lease. All too often at lease expiry tenant’s say ‘the space is in better condition now than when we took occupation…..’ Often that is correct, but tenant’s fail to understand the terms of their lease. […]
What is the value of green spaces in an urban city? Last year, 83.9% of the UK population were recorded as living within an urban setting. This type of living limits people’s connection to nature, and with rates of urbanization increasing, easily accessible green spaces are becoming more and more important. When such spaces are not […]
So, you have a space that needs fitting out. Whilst it is always sensible to competitively tender a fit-out project to numerous contractors, how can you as the client assess the true complete competence of the contractors on the tender list? What questions do you need to ask? What information should you request? Worry not […]