Architects appointed for new Canary Wharf projects

Architects appointed for new Canary Wharf projects

A new development by Canary Wharf plc in London has appointed three architects to design its first six buildings. Allies and Morrison will create two new office buildings at Wood Wharf, Herzog &de Meuron have been commissioned to design a new residential tower and Stanton Williams will be responsible for the creation of three new […]

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London’s West End now most expensive office location in World

London’s West End now most expensive office location in World

London’s West End has overtaken Hong Kong’s Central district as the world’s costliest office location according to a new report from property consultancy DTZ.  The annual occupancy cost per workstation in the West End was stable last year at $23,500 (£14,900) but moved from fifth to gain top spot as costs in Tokyo, Hong Kong, […]

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Mixed response to Government office conversion plans

Mixed response to Government office conversion plans

As predicted earlier this week, the government has confirmed new measures that will allow office space to be converted into homes without the need for planning permission. Further reforms are also intended to help boost rural communities and create jobs by allowing agricultural buildings to be converted for other business use, such as shops, offices, […]

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Full extent of computer posture risks revealed

Full extent of computer posture risks revealed

Employee health is being put at risk in the workplace, a new report has revealed, with a majority of those polled in a recent survey saying they would score their office 55% in terms of smart computer use. According to the survey of 2,000 employees by energy and performance expert energiseYou, just over a quarter (30%) […]

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Happiness levels in UK workplaces growing, says Government.

Happiness levels in UK workplaces growing, says Government.

The general level of satisfaction in the UK’s workplaces has increased significantly in spite of ongoing economic uncertainty according to a report from the Government published yesterday. The study of more than 21,000 employees, found that job satisfaction levels actually increased in 2012 with a fifth (20 per cent) of employees either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ […]

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New developer ‘to create 50 per cent cheaper offices’

New developer ‘to create 50 per cent cheaper offices’

The high-profile new venture between two of the most prominent developers in London will focus on creating large scale office buildings that are half as cheap as current standard designs. Lipton Rogers has been formed by Stuart Lipton, formerly of Chelsfield Partners and Peter Rogers, the former technical director of Stanhope who stepped down last […]

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‘Visionary’ Zaha Hadid receives creative leadership award

‘Visionary’ Zaha Hadid receives creative leadership award

Architect Zaha Hadid has received the Aenne Burda Award for Creative Leadership at the international DLD Conference in Munich. The award honours female digital entrepreneurs for their visionary and successful ideas. Delivering the address on Zaha Hadid, Rhode Island School of Design President John Maeda said: “Leaders are needed when times are changing, creative leaders […]

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Global Gen Y survey highlights national differences

Global Gen Y survey highlights national differences

Never has a generation of humans been so much talked about as Generation Y. As this millennial army marches into the world’s workplaces and takes the reins of power (or at least control) for the first time, there has been a lot of agonising about how to manage a whole generation of people who are […]

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The latest issue of Insight is now available to view online

The latest issue of Insight is now available to view online

If you don’t already subscribe to our weekly newsletter – Insight – please join the thousands of workplace professionals, facilities managers, real estate experts, suppliers, service providers, architects, designers and specifiers from a wide range of business sectors and around the world who do by filling out your name and email on the right. Or […]

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Global FM announces strategic vision & FM award winners

Global FM announces strategic vision & FM award winners

Global FM, (Global Facility Management Association) has formalised changes to its strategic plan. It follows the recommendations of a special Taskforce set up last year to evaluate the structure, objectives and activities of the association, a worldwide federation of member-centric organisations representing the facilities management profession. The Association explains the taskforce was: “In agreement that […]

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Third of businesses see flexible work as main Olympic legacy

Third of businesses see flexible work as main Olympic legacy

Flexible working facilities brought in for London 2012 are the most important legacy of the Olympic Games for a third of businesses, according to a new BT legacy survey. The survey of 600 large private and public sector organisations across the UK found 34% are continuing to enjoy the benefits from flexible working facilities (34%), […]

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Global trust demands business acts as force for good

Global trust demands business acts as force for good

Government trails business, media, and non-governmental organisations as the least trusted institution worldwide. The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer reveals trust in government fell a record nine points to 43% globally, and in 17 of the 25 countries surveyed, government is now trusted by less than half. “Business is now better placed than government to lead […]

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