What is the value of the workspace? What price innovation, productivity and collaboration?
We asked 500 businesses in Scotland what they want and need from the workspace of today.
When asked about the effect of home working…
Report a negative impact on productivity
If you are considering changing your workspace requirements over the next 3 years, how important are the following factors?
And this in the context of increasing confidence across the economy:
Source - Fraser of Allander Institute
Public transport connections
Active travel facilities
Move to multiple locations
Use of serviced offices
Closer to City centres
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THE WORKSPACE DEBATE
Report a negative impact on organisational culture
Report a negative impact on innovation and collaboration
Expect to close their workspace completely
Expect to permanently reduce their workspace footprint
expect strong or very strong growth in the next 12 months
expected strong growth in the next 12 months
Like many Scottish businesses, we're surveying our own people to find the best workspace solution for them.
Partner, Head of Scotland
Given the pandemic, it’s no surprise that investment in Scottish commercial property dropped to £1.2bn in 2020. However, Scotland has proven its resilience as the most popular UK destination for overseas investment outside of London and the South East, and continues to see both an increase in international investment and appetite for secure long term income.
Partner, Real Estate
WE WERE QUITE SURPRISED BY THE RESULTS, AS OCCUPIER AND INVESTOR ACTIVITY FOR CLIENTS ACROSS ALL THE WORKSPACE CLASSES HAS BEEN RISING THROUGHOUT THE CENTRAL BELT OVER THE LAST 6 MONTHS – OFTEN TO MORE MODERN AND HIGHER QUALITY WORKSPACES.
Partner, Co-head of Real Estate sector
What does this mean for the workplace as we know it?
If you are considering changing your workspace requirements over the next 3 years
Car park space
Good Energy Rating
Flexible collaboration space
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