“Almost every new fit out client we see this
year has been looking to meet the hybrid brief. The likes of Juniper, Petrofac and Channel 4 all want to provide spaces for
employees to connect, communicate and build a strong culture. Also, awareness around
creating spaces that promote general well-being is growing. Employers are now
sensitive to how well-being can increase productivity and reduce employee turnover;
absolutely critical given the war on talent."
So how are these front-runners delivering the stunning spaces that they are
and what are the principles behind the designs?
“We are social creatures that thrive on interaction", continues
Adrian “and hybrid working means that offices are increasingly
designed with multiple social occasion areas. Our team is creating lounge areas,
communal spaces and gaming facilities for our clients who see this as a great way to
bring their team together and encourage more in-office time."
“We are also catering to the rising demand
for spaces that can flex in size for our customers. Folding doors expanding tables
all allow premium spaces to accommodate small and large gatherings without the
people feeling either cramped or swamped."
Having the ability to create larger spaces from smaller ones at the
swing of a hinge is an ideal approach to encourage employees to come in and stay
updated on key company events
The new hybrid office also caters to the new desires and
expectations of employees to be able to access some of the relaxing amenities of home.
“Lounge areas are really popular in our design remit at the moment. We have created some
truly stunning casual spaces with sumptuous seating, mood lighting and even a fireplace
or two." says Adrian,“The finishes are trending to be more 5 Star Hotel than airport
lounge and some of our clients report that their lucky staff are practically fighting
over who gets to use them."
Bringing the outside inside when it comes to office space can have a big
boost on employee productivity.
Plants, greenery and views of nature are also bang on trend in the office designs we are
delivering," states Adrian, “Gone are the days where the office is an airless box with
strip lighting, and we have loved creating some stunning visuals that bring nature into
“Creating an effective hybrid office that promotes wellbeing can be as
granular as choosing the right kind of desks." continues Adrian. “And one of the biggest
impact systems we commonly put in place is sit-stand desks. By standing and changing
position, people get a kick of energy, reduce back pain and improve their posture."
Whether it is for a high energy environment or a slower paced one, clever
office design has a profound effect on how people behave; a thoughtfully designed and
innovative workspace will increase engagement, well being, and collaboration. “Making
the most of the limited time workers spend on business premises with the new ways of
working and getting raising productivity in the most efficient and attractive way
possible is key in the design of the best hybrid offices we are delivering for our
forward-thinking clients." concludes Adrian Powell.
Choose Active For Hybrid Working Solutions
No matter their industry or personal requirements, we have built up a strong portfolio of
office design, relocation, furniture procurement and storage solutions – why not take a look for
yourself to see how they align with your own ambitions?
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