A-Z of Workplace Design & Build

Posted by Hayley Whitlock on 03/01/2018

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A new year is upon us, so is it the time for change?

If you're thinking about updating your workplace, it can be hard to know where to start. So to make things a little easier, we've put together our very own A-Z of Workplace Design & Build, illustrated by images of our projects across Bath, Bristol, London, Birmingham and beyond. 

2018 could be the year you finally make the most out of your workplace, so read on to get inspired by design and build buzzwords, trends and ideas...

Agile
Create a workplace design that facilitates an agile culture, such as reacting to day-to-day needs or longer term considerations such as recruitment drives.

Pictured: CPI Books, Melksham
Branding
Streamline your brand message by showcasing it in your workplace design, whether subtly or more explicitly.


Pictured: British Heart Foundation, London
Collaboration
Relationships often form the basis for amazing work, so ensure your workplace layout promotes spontaneous meetings and creative brainstorming.

Pictured: eXPD8, Bristol
Diversity
Diversity is key when it comes to giving employees choice and creating areas that effectively suit the needs of different teams (and their tasks) within your organisation.


Pictured: NHS SBS, Bristol
Efficiency
Space efficiency is great news for productivity and reducing rent costs – make the most of your space by utilising the shape of the building in combination with innovative furniture.

Pictured: Gresham, Bristol
Future-Proof
Ensure your workspace can accommodate growth or changes in working style with flexible furniture and work settings. Anticipating future developments will save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

Pictured: RFS, Swindon
Galvanize
Motivate employees and clients alike with an inspirational yet functional office design. A workplace that stands out will help you to stand out too, and create a great first, and lasting, impression.



Pictured: Vistair, Bristol
Hot-Desking
Hot-desking is great for promoting collaboration and creativity. Equally, if your business has plans for expansion, then initially introducing a hot-desking area before creating a fixed workstation can be a great way to make use of space. 


Pictured: TLT, Manchester
Integration
A Key Trend For 2018
The integration of people, technology and the built environment is key to the future of offices, so opt for an office design and build that facilitates the use of the right type of technology for your company’s needs.

Pictured: Hydrock, Bristol
Joinery
Make your office stand out with unique touches of joinery. This could come in the form of screens, reception desks or boardroom tables – and they’re not limited to wood!


Pictured: Clarendon Business Centre, Bath
Knowledge
Design and build consultants that know how to achieve a client’s vision will achieve a smooth process from start to finish – and experience and know-how are key.


Pictured: Jordans, Bristol
Life/Work Balance
A Key Trend For 2018
There is a growing understanding of the long-term benefits of mixing living and working. A workplace design can facilitate this and in turn, bring out the best in team members.

Pictured: FluidOne, London
Modern
Bring your workplace into the present day by making it light and bright. Not only will this improve staff wellbeing, but it will make it appealing for visitors too.



Pictured: Ultimate Finance, Bristol
Natural
A Key Trend For 2018
Wood-inspired touches and biophilia can breathe new lease of life into your workplace – quite literally! It’s proven that natural touches are great stimulants for workplace wellbeing and productivity.

Pictured: Magna Housing, Dorchester
Openness
Making smart use of glass in meeting rooms gives users the option of privacy and saves non-users from interruptions. This helps to create a sense of openness and the feeling that everyone is being kept in the loop.

Pictured: SunLife, Bristol
Productivity
Updating an office can have a hugely positive impact on productivity. This goes hand in hand with success and future growth of a business.

Pictured: SLR, Bristol
Quality
Choose a reliable office design and build company who will be sticklers for quality – both in terms of the process and finished product. An eye for detail is key.

Pictured: TLT, Bristol
Resimercial
Productivity is best when employees can feel relaxed and collaborate more naturally. This is where resimericial, the mix of "residential" and "commercial", comes in.

Pictured: SunLife, Bristol
Snag Free
Reputable office design and build specialists will be motivated by handing over projects with absolutely no defects – and will have a string of snag free case studies to back this up.

Pictured: British Heart Foundation, Birmingham, from our Snag Free Hall of Fame
Tea Point
Never underestimate the power of a good tea point – a place to spontaneously meet, or to find the headspace needed to solve a complex problem.


Pictured: Brunel Pension Partnership, Bristol
Unique
Workplace designers with experience will know that there is no such thing as a “one size fits all” approach. They will tailor a one-of-a-kind design and build to your company's requirements.

Pictured: money.co.uk, Cirencester
Visuals
Workplace designs can be brought to life with the latest visualisation techniques – allowing you to make creative decisions before any physical work even starts.


Pictured: Visual of SunLife, Bristol
Wellness
A Key Trend For 2018
A workplace that promotes wellbeing through healthy choices, socialising and openness leads to happier and more productive employees.

Pictured: Veale Wasbrough Vizards, Bristol
X-Factor
Whether you’re looking to attract new recruits with the X-Factor, or to retain equally valuable members of staff, your workplace design is a great place to start.


Pictured: money.co.uk, Cirencester
You
The best design and build firms will put you – the client – at the centre of the process, and will ensure the needs of you and your business are listened to and met.


Pictured: Rethink Group, London
Generation Z
A modern office design that is firmly aligned with a company’s culture can help appeal to the newest generation of talent entering the workplace – those born between 1995 and 2001.

Pictured: Interaction, Bath
25 years of experience has given us an in-depth knowledge of every aspect that goes into workplace design and build. So if you're keen to make the most out of your space, get in touch.