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.

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

"We were really impressed with Area’s swift implementation of all the Construction Leadership Council’s Covid-19 safety measures. As a result of this they have continued to make safe and steady progress thanks to the dedication of their staff and subcontractors."

Director of Marine Operations for Port of London Authority


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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Work: A New Landscape

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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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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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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The Future Office - Good for What? webinar

Aki Stamatis from sister company 360 Workplace was joined by globally recognised speaker, advisor and writer on proptech and space-as-a-service, Antony Slumbers; publisher of Workplace Insight and IN Magazine, Mark Eltringham; and Karen Moran from Disruptive HR, to discuss their views on just how important the future office will be to a business’s culture, to its productivity, and to its employee's wellbeing.

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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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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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A greater understanding of the new workplace ecosystem

We’re now six months or more into whatever this new era might be for humankind, and a far clearer picture is emerging about the world of work that will emerge as part of it. And it’s one about which we already have a great deal of knowledge.

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