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Every project starts with a story: your story. Begin with experts and innovators at your side.

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Optimising your workspace

We have a holistic approach at this exciting early stage, with you at the centre. It's the foundation of your project, so this is where we pay extra attention to the details, gathering data, and uncovering every opportunity to maximise success. We don't just consider technicalities, functionality, and aesthetics. We can also look at creating a sustainable space that adapts as your business evolves.

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Award-winning leaders

We work hard to meet your expectations. We are an award-winning team comprising some of the most skilled and experienced professionals in the design and build business. Internationally-renowned brands, including Citrix, Jaguar Land Rover and Vodafone, put their trust in us to deliver to their exacting standards.

Our team provides

Let’s get the ball rolling. We want to hear your ideas so we can start producing exciting solutions.

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Engagement

Interviews, workshops, data collection, and surveys will help us understand your organisation's needs, limitations, and opportunities. We use invaluable data analysis to inform design creation and set the foundation for our solutions.

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Insights

Our design process is results-driven, led by data and insights. We focus on quality building standards, environmental impact, and efficiency, drawing on our connections with networks like The United Workplace and Studio Alliance.

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Flexibility

We seek to incorporate as much value as we can, looking at technology integration, workspace activities, change management, and any other aspects you or we identify as potential ways to improve your workspace.

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Synthesis

We’re people-centric. We look at how people, space, and technology interconnect to produce designs that put your workforce’s wellbeing at the core.

Frequently asked questions

Can Area provide workplace wellbeing consultancy?

Yes, we offer workplace wellbeing consultancy. We believe that successful workplace design should be human-centric, and this involves ensuring your people feel fulfilled and content when they’re at work and have everything they need to reach their potential.

What are the different hybrid working models?

In the modern age, businesses have adapted to different ways of working. Hybrid working involves working some or all hours across a range of different settings. Here are five different types of hybrid working:

  • Equal split: hybrid working where there is an even split between remote and office-based working, either by team or individual employee.
  • Office-priority: this type of hybrid working incorporates both in-office and remote working, but with an emphasis placed on in-office working.
  • Remote-priority: similar to the above, but this model prioritises remote working, with the minority of days spent in the office.
  • Shift working: employees alternate days they spend in the office. This means you have the potential to downsize as not all staff are in the office at once, and you can organise a certain number to be in each day.
  • Fully flexible: the team chooses how hybrid working is adopted, be it a combination of the above or an entirely new model for the business.

Can wellbeing affect workplace performance?

Wellbeing is one of the major factors that affect the performance of employees. When staff feel happier, more comfortable, and more confident in the workplace, it can lead to higher productivity levels, increased creativity, more collaboration, better teamwork, and fewer sick days.

How does a business value office design; is it worth the investment?

Office design presents a wide range of opportunities to improve the output of your business. From increased productivity to less over time and better morale amongst your team, there are many reasons companies choose to change or completely transform their office space.

But every business is different, and it's important to conduct a proper investigation into the current state of your workplace before embarking on a new space. Not only will this identify potential objectives for your project, but it will uncover existing positive points you may want to carry over.

We encourage businesses to consider the following:

  • What are your business objectives?
  • Is the current space aesthetically pleasing, sustainable, efficient, and does it suit different ways of working?
  • What do employee satisfaction, morale, and turnover look like currently
  • What are your competitors' workspaces like?
  • How could you reduce costs or carbon emissions?

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