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Abel Tasman Park

40 years of 40 things #2 – our favourite journeys

As we hit the end of February, we have posted the second in our twelve month exploration of 40 things as part of our 40th anniversary. This month, the theme is 40 journeys – all of our team have picked two or three of their favourite or most memorable journeys. So discover where we have been and what made them great on our February page....

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Impact of rates on workspace strategy

Impact of rates on workspace strategy

This April sees the first rates re-evaluation since 2010 and it likely to have a signifiant impact on many businesses notably those in London where sharp rises in rates are anticipated. This change in costs for companies is going to have a major impact on decisions made on their workspace. This might drive a need to move and downsize or to try and get more...

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Voice control in the future workplace

Voice control in the future workplace

With the introduction of Amazon Echo we seem to have taken a step forwards in voice control of devices and of our interaction with the internet. It therefore seems likely that at some point in the future, companies will start to offer products that introduce this way of interacting into the workplace. Some commentators have already suggested that we have reached “peak keyboard”. What does...

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Headphones are a cry for privacy

Office design that boosts workplace wellbeing

The recent “Future Office” feature in The Times included a piece on some of the issues around wellbeing in the workplace and how good design could improve this important aspect of business management. CCD’s David Watts contributed to the piece, commenting on the importance of considering privacy, individual work and personality in the workspace.  “Everyone’s got headphones on, which is a cry for privacy,” says...

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Value of mock-ups in co-designing workspaces

Value of mock-ups in co-designing workspaces

We have recently completed the design phase of work for a new Emergency Operations Centre for the South East Coast Ambulance Service. The centre will bring together two existing sites to co-locate them into a new facility which will provide a significantly better working environment. As is often the case, the physical move is accompanied by organisational change in the way they work with new roles and...

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Science & Psychology of Wayfinding

Science & Psychology of Wayfinding

You would hope that no one would give a brief for the creation of a wayfinding scheme that says, “We’d like it to be quite good”, or one that says “We’d like it to look good, but it doesn’t have to do its job.”  Yet, too often, wayfinding schemes are created that, whilst the signage looks attractive, do not take into account the needs of...

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