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What will the workspaces of 2025 look like?

18 March 2018

This month Dexigner posted an article on what they predict offices will be like in 2025.

“With people working harder and longer hours, the boundaries between work and social life are becoming increasingly blurred. As a result, workers are choosing working environments that support their pursuit for physical and mental wellbeing, as well as offsetting the demands of their always-on lifestyles”.
Companies across the Silicon Valley such as Google have demonstrated that creative talent is attracted to creative spaces. A creative space not only provides an aesthetic and cultural experience, but it also provides the spaces that enable them to
do what they enjoy doing.

So how important is the environment we work in in relation to our productivity?

Linda Morey-Burrows, founder and principal director of MoreySmith, believes “Design-led offices should no longer be considered as nice to have, but are imperative to retain and attract talent, ensure efficient working and, ultimately, add to the success of a business” 

Being a design agency, future thinking is at the forefront of everything we do, using innovation at every turn. It’s this forward thinking that spurred Austen Miller, Senior Partner at 3form Design, who decided to move us to ‘The Chapel' in 2016. Originally built in 1902, we were very particular about how we wanted the space to work and consulted with dozens of architects and interior specialists, none of whom seemed to quite grasp our vision. We realised we’d have to create it for ourselves, and that’s exactly what we did.
           
We designed and specified everything from the architectural and structural layout, to the interior finishes along with choosing the materials. We even designed a bespoke stained glass window using our 3D product design and engineering expertise. The result is a new home that nurtures creativity, innovation and the wellbeing of our team and is a true reflection of us and how we work.

“The new office puts our valued team first, providing them with their own unique environment, a fitness gym for their personal well-being, engineering labs that nurture innovation and a sociable kitchen dining area with a pool table across the hall. Nearly all of our decisions have been based on how best to make our staff and clients feel most at home and how to use the interior architecture to express who we are and what we do. The result is a welcoming place to work, socialise, be inspired and get creative: the perfect place to call our new home” – Austen Miller

Read all about the full Chapel build here and the full Dexigner article here.

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