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Office Design News & Trends

Stay updated with the latest office design news and trends. Here, you will find insightful articles and announcements about the newest developments in office design. We cover a wide range of topics to keep you informed and inspired. Our blog features office design insights that can help you transform your workspace. From innovative trends to practical tips, our articles provide valuable information

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Discover how modern offices transform traditional spaces into inspiring, productive environments.
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Discover the key differences between Cat A, Cat B, and Cat A+ office fit outs.
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Explore your options when a commercial lease is expiring. Learn about staying, relocating, and key steps for a smooth transition.
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How have office design trends evolved post-pandemic and what trends are set to gain popularity throughout 2024 and beyond?
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Discover another award-winning design at x+why's 100 Embankment. Read about the latest achievement and our role in this prestigious project.
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Henry Boot Sheffield office transformation project, shortlisted for the Design Excellence Award at the South Yorkshire Property Awards.
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ADT Workplace wins 'Workplace Fit Out of the Year' for x+why Manchester office at 100 Embankment. Discover our award-winning workplace design.
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Hybrid office design: How hybrid working affects workplace needs

Our experts discuss hybrid office design strategies, focusing on how the rise of hybrid working affects modern workplace needs.
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How to improve company culture: workplace design tips

While companies do their best to define, shape and reinforce their culture, it also changes and evolves overtime as the business grows

How to improve workplace collaboration with intelligent office design

When employees come together, they’re more likely to identify and overcome challenges and produce more effective, creative and diverse ideas for better

What is biophilic office design and how can it benefit my business?

Biophilic office design can enhance employee wellbeing and happiness but what is it?

Location location location: Where to find office space to suit your needs

Considering an office move? Compare office rent costs in popular UK cities and get insights on where to find office space to
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How much office space do we need per person?

How much office space per person do you need? What should you consider when looking for a new office space or a

How to decide: Office refurbishment or relocation?

Whether a bigger premises is needed by your business to accommodate growth or to adapt to changing working patterns and behaviours, the

Creating an inclusive office through workplace design

Inclusive office design. Advice on how you can provide a workplace environment where every member of your team feels comfortable, valued, empowered

Understanding workplace needs: tips from workplace consultants

You are about to make a significant investment, why would you base any decisions on what you think you need, rather than

Workplace design must-haves to improve employee wellbeing

The way people feel when they’re at work is influenced by the office environment and amenities, and this has been proven to
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An inclusive design for leading commercial insurance provider

The colour palette incorporates natural tones, timber finishes and warm accent colours to create a welcoming and friendly yet professional environment.
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Henry Boot Unveils New Sustainable Head Office Design

Set over three floors, the flexible new space includes a variety of workplace settings to offer a truly agile and modern office
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Workplace design for the gaming sector

Workplace design considerations for gaming sector organisations looking to level-up their studios to capitalise on continued market growth.
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ADT Workplace designs and builds new education facility in Manchester

There are few corridors, barriers or segregated areas, instead a series of fluid spaces that are designed to promote social interaction and
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Four ways office design can help improve company culture

Elevate your company culture with office design strategies that create a productive and inspired workforce, backed by insights from our market research
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ADT Workplace hits the sweet spot with new office space for Swizzels

With a reputation for inventing fun sweets and innovative brands, Swizzels required a new production facility and office space which would allow
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Fitout of The Year for ADT Workplace at Yorkshire Property Industry Awards

The 'Fit-out of the Year’ category invited entries from those who have successfully fit-out an existing property in the region over the
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A sustainable office design in Manchester for global hygiene and health company

Following a relocation driven by expansion, global hygiene and health company Essity selected ADT Workplace to design and build its new sustainable
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Workplace interior design: What it’s all about

What’s involved with workplace interior design? Here one of our talented workplace interior designers, Holly, shares her typical working week.
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ADT Workplace joins the Good Business Charter

ADT Workplace has been accepted onto the Good Business Charter, an accreditation which seeks to raise the bar on business practises for
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New Manchester office for leading accountancy firm

Following a period of expansion, leading accountancy firm Kay Johnson Gee appointed ADT Workplace to create its new flagship office in Manchester
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Education design and build: Eight tips to improving student wellbeing and inspiring learning

What are the must haves when it comes to education design and build? Here we provide eight top design tips to improve
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ADT Workplace creates pioneering laboratory and workplace for global life science organisation

ADT Workplace worked in partnership with CBRE and architects AEW, to deliver a 4,200 sq.ft office and 5,530 sq.ft laboratory solution at
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ADT Workplace Celebrates Commitment to Real Living Wage

We are delighted to share that we have been officially accredited as a Living Wage Employer, further demonstrating our commitment as a
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x+why unveils first Manchester Office

ADT Workplace recently partnered with flexible workspace provider, x+why, delivering Cat A and B services, alongside interior designers at John Robertsons Architects,
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New Manchester office for workspace provider Orega

Working in joint venture with the building’s landlord, XLB, Orega selected ADT Workplace to complete the CAT B and C design and
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ADT Workplace celebrates employee ownership day

ADT Workplace director Craig Sanderson discusses the benefits of putting a company into employee ownership for employees and the business.
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ADT Workplace partners with Henry Boot to create new Sheffield Office

Read about how ADT Workplace has teamed up with Henry Boot to create its new contemporary, sustainable and flexible office in the
An art-deco office design for Huckletree in Manchester

An art-deco office design in Manchester for leading workspace provider

Read how we created a bold and creative office design for workspace provider Huckletree, to attract Manchester’s most innovative and ambitious businesses.
A sustainable office design for Avison Young in Manchester

Eight steps to sustainable office design

At ADT Workplace, we have developed an innovative process to help create workspaces which support a healthier lifestyle.
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New Manchester office for serviced provider Gilbanks

Following the success of its flagship location in Leeds, Gilbanks chose a 21,600 sq.ft space split across two floors at 11 York
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How office design can influence company culture

Positive workplace culture is proven to drive engagement, improve employee happiness and satisfaction, reduce absence and increase productivity, which ultimately all lead
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Creating an agile workplace

What is agile working and how designing your office design in this way can contribute towards improving employee wellbeing and creating a
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A sustainable office which supports wellbeing

In this case study find out how we created an agile, collaborative, and sustainable workplace for global commercial real estate company, Avison
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An inspiring new hub for global consulting firm

ADT have created a hub which allows Slalom to collaborate more closely and effectively with its partners and clients
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Top tips for improving office comfort

People now expect more than just a workplace, and organisations must react and raise the bar if they want their business to
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New agile office for global charity

CAP was looking to create a workplace which would enhance connectivity and productivity, and support employee wellbeing through an improved office environment.
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Contemporary office design in Leeds for leading law firm

The revamped office space supports WBD's hybrid working model by allowing people to work where and how they like, but also relax
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Craig Sanderson joins Board of Directors

As well as leading the Business Development and Marketing team, Craig will work alongside our existing Board and senior management team
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Is your office design worth the commute?

While it’s clear that hybrid working is here to stay, our research shows that the office is very much still needed and

New Birmingham office for leading property consultancy

It was important that the new office offered agile work settings to allow people to move about the space and work in
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Global employee wellbeing certification for ADT Workplace

To demonstrate our dedication to supporting our team, we have recently committed to the ISO 45003 certification, the first global standard which
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New Manchester office for Autocab

Central to the design is a striking architectural staircase which has been created in the centre of the space and delivers the
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ADT Workplace completes extensive office refurbishment in Manchester

Thanks to significant investment and its recent refurbishment, it now boasts some of the finest Grade A workspace available in Manchester.
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New Warrington hub for University of Chester

An inspiring space which is reflective of the University’s ethos, and provides a relaxed and welcoming environment to promote learning and connectivity.
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ADT Workplace delivers flexible workspace for Hana by Industrious

The space offers a range of workplace settings to provide a solution to suit the needs of any business, from big multinational
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Waste not want not: our commitment to creating sustainable workplaces

An important part of our journey is educating our team to make sure we get all partners, from site managers to the
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ADT Workplace drives away with Autocab win

Ensuring that the final design will meet existing as well as future aspirations of the business and its people.
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Hybrid workplace to support inclusivity for international finance organisation

With the battle for talent ever present, creating an energetic, vibrant and inspiring workspace which would attract and retain the very best
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Post pandemic workplace for Grant Thornton

The space reflects the company’s best-in-class positioning and inspires collaboration, innovation and knowledge sharing among the team.
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Leading the way in health and safety

Our health and safety team was recognised for two industry awards for demonstrating outstanding health and safety standards across multiple recent projects
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Berneslai Homes introduces workplace change with vibrant new support hub

ADT Workplace was selected as the design and build partner to create the new workplace via the Rise Construction Framework and completed
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ADT Workplace transforms world heritage site into modern workplace for international law firm

With varying work spaces, including formal desks, meetings booths, casual meeting areas and spaces for quiet work, the new office provides a
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ADT Workplace helps transform One Piccadilly Gardens to support new tenant attraction

Boasting a prime location surrounded by Manchester’s best transport links, shops and amenities, One Piccadilly Gardens comprises 187,000 sq.ft of office, retail
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ADT Workplace partners with Grant Thornton to deliver post pandemic workplace

Helping Grant Thornton create an office fit for present and future requirements.
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ADT Workplace is now 100% Employee Owned

The change to employee ownership demonstrates our commitment to creating a vibrant future for the company and our people, and continuing the
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BREEAM Very Good rating for sustainable office fit-out

3 Barrington Road team had a vision for the space which put the potential occupiers at the heart of every decision.

ADT Workplace supports regional expansion for leading legal and professional services business

Situated in a prime location on the doorstep of the city’s main train station, the landmark Majestic building has been transformed into

Inspiring new Leeds office for interactive investor

Interactive investor selected ADT Workplace to undertake the office design and refurbishment (CAT B & C) at its new Leeds base following
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ADT Workplace launches ADT Wellspace to help businesses deliver improved employee wellbeing

Introducing ADT Wellspace, a set of eight fundamental principles, specifically developed to help businesses create truly healthy workplace environments for their people.
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ADT Workplace takes time to talk

Today is #TimetoTalkDay202, organised by the fantastic matesinmind to encourage conversations about mental health.
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George Tilbury shares his views of a client turned contractor six months on

Over the past six months I’ve already been given the opportunity to work with some fantastic clients who also share the same
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Supporting our community: ADT Workplace foodbank appeal 2020

ADT Workplace will be doing its bit to support people within our local community, who have been hit particularly hard by the
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Considerate Constructors Scheme says ADT Workplace is performing beyond compliance

ADT demonstrates its commitment to the fair treatment and well-being of all on site through a range of policies and procedures.
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Supporting a workplace transformation programme for the UK’s leading telecoms business

Working with The Instant Group, which matches businesses with their perfect flexible office space, ADT Workplace designed and delivered a transformational new
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ADT Workplace boosts M&E offering for clients with new technical services manager

Lee will also work directly with the operations team on-site post contract, reviewing work completed, monitoring progress and managing the commissioning process,
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Double Celebrations for ADT Workplace at BCO Northern Awards

Couchbase scoops the top spot in the Projects up to 1,500m2 category, while the redevelopment of the Trinity building was recognised as
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ADT delivers first-class mixed-use space for modern office development in heart of Birmingham business district

ADT Workplace played its part in providing an outstanding standard of common parts space support facilities and services for Three Snowhill’s Blue
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Six months and beyond…

Aside from how to bake banana bread while simultaneously home-schooling and hosting a TEAMS meeting, we have learnt that for most of
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ADT Workplace creates Northern hub for UK’s largest business process outsourcing and professional services company

The new space includes high specification contemporary office space, which maximises the large floorplates to offer predominantly open plan, agile workspace with
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Location, location…

The buildings now boast a range of work spaces all of which offer large, open plan, highly efficient floor plates, and contain

Transforming the great cotton-spinning mills of Ancoats

The mill has been sensitively restored with many of its original features retained and incorporated skilfully into the new design.
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Regenerating a Northern Quarter hidden gem into inspiring modern office space

This stunning Grade II Listed building has been regenerated to provide unique, Grade A office space fit for the needs of any
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From ‘Parliament of the cotton lords’ to hub for modern business

Known as the ‘Parliament of the cotton lords’, the Royal Exchange in Manchester is a Grade II listed building and is truly
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Out with the new, in with the old

We’re lucky that our home city is bursting with beautiful heritage buildings. As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a
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Blending tech and creativity to deliver an inspiring HQ for leading digital agency

The dynamic space is very much reflective of Apadmi’s modern brand and ethos, with vibrant colourways and contemporary furniture and fixtures throughout.
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Four factors businesses shouldn’t overlook when it comes to improving employee wellbeing

Here we consider just a few of these factors, which often get overlooked when it comes to workplace design, but are crucial
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Bruntwood’s George Tilbury joins ADT Workplace

George brings a wealth of industry experience and insight of working with landlords and developers to his new position.
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ADT Workplace plays its part in new gaming studio for Playdemic

Playdemic is an innovative and highly-creative organisation, so it was vital to deliver a workspace which provided a stimulating and supportive environment
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The Covid-secure workplace: embracing change and empowering your people

There is no doubt that challenges lie ahead and that post-pandemic workplaces will be distinctly different from the ones that we left
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COVID-19 Management: Looking beyond the challenge

We’ve managed to operate safe sites and complete a number of high profile projects, receiving some fantastic feedback along the way.
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ADT Workplace shortlisted for leading health & safety award

ADT Workplace is delighted to announce that it has been shortlisted for two Safety & Health Excellence Awards.

ADT Workplace converts listed building into high-tech office space for Couchbase

For the pioneering tech company, a modern space with the very best connectivity and high tech infrastructure was essential.
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ADT Workplace creates workplace haven for international travel company in the heart of Manchester

The new design has been inspired by nature, creating a workplace haven away from the busy streets of Manchester, in order to

A perfect modern environment for fast-paced, collaborative working

ADT Workplace has completed work on a full office design and refurbishment for interactive investor, the UK’s leading flat-fee investment platform.

ADT Workplace supports NHS heroes with much needed PPE delivery

We teamed up with ADT Energy Ltd to supply North Manchester General Hospital with a delivery of much needed face masks, in
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ADT Workplace expands Yorkshire operations with senior appointment

Jonny has a wealth of experience and is respected within Yorkshire’s property sector, having joined from Leeds-based Headoffice3 where he was a

COVID-19 Company Update: March 2020

The health and wellbeing of our staff and their families is of the highest importance to everyone at ADT Workplace.

IWD 2020: Career inspirations and advice

"I wouldn’t be where I am today without the guidance from my teachers and advice from colleagues I’ve met along the way."
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Supporting business change for Irwell Valley Homes

The organisation needed a safe pair of hands to manage the fit-out of the new office space within the tight frames required.
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ADT Workplaces showcases heritage expertise at Forum for the Built Environment event

A big thank you to everyone who attended the British Council for Office’s talk and tour event at On the Beach’s UK
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ADT Workplace hosts BCO event at new On the Beach office

A big thank you to everyone who attended the British Council for Office’s talk and tour event at On the Beach’s UK
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Accommodating business growth for Unity Trust Bank Plc

With space for 100 employees and room for 30% expansion, the new open plan office incorporates areas for agile working, as well
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ADT Workplace completes new HQ for KitchenCraft

The new space incorporates flexible and collaborative workspaces to promote creativity and connectivity, as well as a large central café area for
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ADT Workplace supports Corrie stars’ annual golf day to raise vital funds for Blossom’s Legacy

Along with Advanced Steel Services, we were incredibly proud to support Alan Halsall, Andy Whyment and Sam Aston (Corrie’s Tyrone, Kirk and
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New Operations Director for ADT Workplace

Jeremy will work closely with the rest of the leadership team, playing a key role in meeting the company's ambitious growth goals

The role of workplace design in optimising user comfort

Overwhelming evidence demonstrates that office design impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of its occupants.
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ADT Workplace appoints new Strategy Director to support impressive growth plans

Adrian will lead on business development for ADT Workplace, working with the current business development team to embed new approaches and reach

ADT Workplace projects recognised in Insider’s North West Property Awards

We’re delighted to reveal that two projects we’ve been involved with have been shortlisted for this year’s Insider North West Property Awards.