Return to the Workplace

The unimaginable has become real. Old norms, behaviours and habits have been broken to be replaced with a post pandemic reality that we believe will have lasting and fundamental effects on the future of both work and the workplace. Here you will find all the latest news and insight relating to Covid-19 and returning to the workplace.

Return To Work Guide

The guide includes how to prepare your building, social distancing advice, cleaning protocols and how to communicate effectively with your employees.

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Area announce additional on site health and safety measures

In response to the current unprecedented pandemic situation, as a three-time ROSPA Gold winner, we at Area have been working constantly to review and revise all our site procedures.

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Sister company Sketch launch homeworking furniture portal - Home-Work by Sketch

Home-Work by Sketch is a homeworking furniture specification service, with an ordering website for the employees of corporate enterprises in the UK.

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Covid-19 & returning to the workplace: A global perspective

We are part of The United Workplace, a global network of workplace experts. Read the latest insight and opinion pieces on Covid-19 and returning to work from our global partners on The United Workplace's website.

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Returning to Work – Creating a Safe and Healthy Workplace

In our latest blog, Aki Stamatis, Director of Fourfront Group, Guenaelle Watson, Managing Director of 360 Workplace and Area’s Design Director, Kathryn O’Callaghan-Mills, share their thoughts and advice on what employers should consider in order to create a safe and healthy workplace for the people using it.

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Creative firms have most to lose from a loss of serendipity

Most of the analysis about the effects of the 2020 pandemic on people’s working lives has tended to involve grand statements about new normals and the death of this or that, as if everybody wants the same things, has the same personal circumstances, works in the same ways, the same places and same sectors.

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The Future Workplace: Insight from our European network

To help navigate people’s understanding of the new normal of work, we’ve reached out to our clients, partners and our commercial supply chain across Europe to get their perspective and insight to how things are changing in local markets.

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Area deliver project for OneSubsea through COVID-19 Pandemic

The main challenge was having to deliver this project during the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure the project was delivered through lockdown with minimal disruption to the overall programme, but most importantly delivered while ensuring everyone on site remained safe and well, additional strict health and safety measures were put in place.

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Post pandemic, companies are reassessing their property portfolios and wondering how much real estate they really need. So, if knowledge workers can work from home, what does this mean for the future of our workplaces? How will this impact real estate strategies, how we design and manage workplaces and generally our approach to work? And if we can all work from home, why even have an office?

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Seven ways to create a great company culture

When we talked to clients about agile or flexible working before the pandemic, we would encourage them and their teams to have the choice to work from anywhere they would be most productive; whether that be utilising activity-based environments in the workplace, from their homes or the local café, while also having the flexibility to go about their daily lives.

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