Despite the ongoing trend towards working from home and remote meetings, it is necessary for many of us to spend our working days in places like offices, factories, classrooms and hospitals. As a result, good workplace design is an essential component when it comes to maximising employee wellbeing, health and productivity, says Ben Hancock, Managing Director of Oscar Acoustics.
Latest research commissioned by Gas Safe Register has found that home safety, including the condition of the boiler and appliances, falls low on the list of priorities for most homebuyers, says Andy Speake, National Technical Manager at Aico.
Here, Andy Smith, Head of Business Development at Caledonian Modular, looks at why off-site and modular construction are helping meet growing demand for high-quality student accommodation.
Award-winning integrated design firm Lemay is celebrating the recognition of three recent projects designed to promote collaborative work and creative thinking. In the face of some backlash against open-plan workspaces, the success of Lemay’s projects demonstrates not only the value of this approach but the importance of how it is applied.
Clichy-Batignolles Lot O8 is an ambitious project combining 342 housing units, a seven-theatre art-cinema, a municipal community centre with a black box theatre and dance studio as well as ground-floor retail spaces.