Details released of 510,000 sq ft office development at Moorgate Crossrail station

Details released of 510,000 sq ft office development at Moorgate Crossrail station

Property developer Land Securities has released details of its 510,000 sq. ft. commercial property scheme on the site of the new Moorgate Crossrail station in the City of London. The mixed use scheme consists of two buildings providing 410,000 sq. ft and 100,000 sq. ft. of office space, a landscaped courtyard and a high level […]

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New innovatively designed West End office development nearly fully let

New innovatively designed West End office development nearly fully let

10 Portman Square, an innovatively designed office building based in London’s West End, is nearly fully occupied, following an agreement by Ardagh Glass to lease 10,250 sq ft of office space from British Land. Award-winning architecture and interior design practice Jestico+Whiles led the design of 10 Portman Square, which offers column-free floorplates of 18,500 sq […]

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Global Workplace Solutions to leave Johnson Controls’ portfolio

Global Workplace Solutions to leave Johnson Controls’ portfolio

Facilities services provider Global Workplace Solutions (GWS) is to leave the Johnson Controls portfolio following the parent company’s decision to concentrate on manufacturing, engineering and product-based, rather than services-based businesses. GWS, which provides facilities, corporate real estate and energy management, has been part of Johnson Controls’ portfolio for more than 20 years, and currently manages […]

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New letting strengthens Cambridge’s growing reputation as a centre of technology

New letting strengthens Cambridge’s growing reputation as a centre of technology

In the largest office letting in Cambridge in over a decade, technology developer CSR plc has agreed with The Crown Estate to establish an expanded, 100,000 sq. ft. global HQ at Cambridge Business Park. Further lettings of a combined 11,000 sq. ft., to the multi-national computer technology company, Oracle, and to JDR Cable Systems, means that the […]

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Sound, settings, serendipity and other lessons from 100% Design

Sound, settings, serendipity and other lessons from 100% Design

The trick with visits to exhibitions like 100% Design is to stay focussed on the wood as much as the trees. So as well as identifying the good, the bad and the meh, it pays to discern the themes pursued by the exhibitors and organisers. Leaving aside what was happening in the domestic halls, those […]

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Exam board introduces workplace issues to psychology A Level syllabus

Exam board introduces workplace issues to psychology A Level syllabus

One of the UK’s five main national examination boards is to introduce a range of workplace issues as part of its updated Psychology A Level syllabus from next year. Cambridge based OCR claims that Psychology is the UK’s fourth  most popular subject at both A and AS level and is also one of the most popular subjects […]

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There is a moral imperative to meet global standards in workplace performance

There is a moral imperative to meet global standards in workplace performance

Many corporate organisations now operate on a global scale, with operations spread across a number of countries and continents. But while they are geographically diverse, they nevertheless have a requirement to meet measurable standards of performance, delivered on a consistent basis regardless of location. If something works well in one country, companies want to be […]

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6 Bevis Marks, the Gherkin’s new neighbour, is ready for tenants

6 Bevis Marks, the Gherkin’s new neighbour, is ready for tenants

6 Bevis Marks – next to the Gherkin in the City of London – has been completed, with the first two tenants expected to take occupation in August. The mixed use building comprises 160,000 sqft (14,864 sqm) of office and retail space over 15 floors, and has been developed in a joint venture between AXA […]

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BBC announces further moves out of London to reduce cost of property estate

BBC announces further moves out of London to reduce cost of property estate

The BBC has announced plans to move more of its BBC teams out of Media Village, London W12, to bases in Salford, Birmingham, Caversham and other buildings in London. It’s part of the corporation’s strategy to reduce the size and cost of its property estate, invest more of the Licence Fee in programmes, and build […]

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Mace to oversee Old Admiralty refurbishment for DfE occupation

Mace to oversee Old Admiralty refurbishment for DfE occupation

As a direct result of the Cabinet Office’s programme to consolidate and modernise the government estate, the Grade II listed Old Admiralty Building is to be designed and refurbished for the Department for Education (DfE).  Mace is to oversee the project, which will see the modernisation of 18,000 sq. metres of office space to provide […]

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First female President in RICS’ history will focus on diversity

First female President in RICS’ history will focus on diversity

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has confirmed the first female President in the Institution’s 146 year history. New President of RICS Louise Brooke-Smith will give her inaugural speech today (1 July) during RICS’ Governing Council meeting in London. Alongside her presidency of RICS, Brooke-Smith will continue to be involved with the Birmingham based […]

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Workplace wellbeing increasingly incorporated into office design

Workplace wellbeing increasingly incorporated into office design

More UK companies are proactively designing their workspaces with wellbeing in mind as the health and wellbeing of office workers soars up the list of business priorities. This is according to Bostjan Ljubic, the newly appointed head of Steelcase in the UK and Ireland, who believes the economic impact of employee wellbeing, plus greater understanding of the issue […]

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