Smart spaces & places

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Smart working coming-of-age?

Smart working coming-of-age?

Last week I was back at BT Tower at the launch of the Smart Working Code of Practice (PAS 3000) – possibly a day of great significance for those of us interested in making the best use of the built environment and the talented people that use buildings. Produced by...
Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

Location, Location, Location – is property at a crossroads?

The theme for last week’s Estates Gazette Office Occupier Summit  focused on whether property developers and the commercial real estate sector are having to adapt to the changing needs of occupiers. Chairing the event, Emily Wright, Estates Gazette Features Editor,...
Brussels – breaking the rules

Brussels – breaking the rules

Yesterday, like a lot of others, I took the train into central London. However it was just the start of my journey as I was off to Brussels by Eurostar.  As we sped through the Kent countryside I wondered what my visit to the Belgian Social Security Services HQ (FPS)...
Spanish Surprises

Spanish Surprises

Recently, I had the opportunity to renew my acquaintance with Madrid and it turned out to be a very interesting experience in more ways than one.  Apart from participating in 3-Goffice  conversation about the Spanish perspective on the future of work and the...

Are you allergic to offices?

I’ve written a couple of guest blogs for Chris but realise that I never actually introduced myself, so I thought it might be worth doing so seeing as hopefully you’ll be hearing a bit more from me in the coming months. My name’s Ciara, I’m 24...
Rising to dizzy heights!

Rising to dizzy heights!

Does smart working require a smart building? An interesting question, which was brought into focus by my visit to BT Tower in January. I was there to celebrate the achievements of a smart working initiative – the TW3 awards. As I stood in the high-speed lifts that...