What’s in store for our office spaces post-COVID-19? Have we woken up to the potential that remote working offers for individual, focused tasks? Here, we talk to one of GT3 Architects’ workplace consultants for some inside knowledge.

With social distancing still vitally important in the fight against COVID-19, open-plan offices have never been a scarier place to work but return we must – for our mental health as much as our livelihoods, but could this be actually adding to our stress? Soundtect investigates.

What was clear to see following the global implementation of lockdown measures across the world was that the property sector was neither prepared nor equipped to manage a situation of this nature. In this context, the framework behind the IMMUNE Building Standard (IMMUNE) was initiated, with a strategy to engineer safer built environments for people and organisations returning to their offices, says Liviu Tudor, Founder and President at Genesis Property.

When it comes to the public realm, planners often talk about how to make spaces more inclusive, welcoming and liveable. However, the security of public areas is paramount, something which was reinforced by the tragic terror attacks seen across Europe over recent years.

Glass is one of the most practical and versatile construction materials, and it can also be one of the most colourful, as Scott Sinden, Managing Director of glass processing expert ESG Group, explains.

The latest news, trends and advice on high-rise buildings

Cultivating a happy workforce has become an increased priority for businesses globally. Enlightened companies understand their role and responsibility in ensuring the wellbeing of their employees at work and there is growing evidence that when employees are happy, organisations thrive. Jitesh Patel, CEO of Peldon Rose, explores further.

Construction specialists share insights, trends and projects that are influencing the way that the retail and commercial sector is evolving.

Human-centred design isn’t a new concept, but with a growing body of research highlighting its important role in boosting workplace productivity, it has become a key consideration for architects and interior designers, writes Laura Light, Interface Concept Design Team Leader.

In response to specifiers’ ever growing need for products that deliver high performance functionality matched with stunning design, Zip Water – creators of the world’s most advanced drinking water systems – has launched a wide range of new designs and finishes within its popular workplace HydroTap range.

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