Looking to reduce your post-lockdown workspace - Make it work harder for you advises flexible space expert


Companies looking to reduce office space as home working becomes the new norm should look at how they can ‘sweat the asset’ of their workspace to maximum effect.

That’s the advice of Julian Sargent, group managing director of moveable wall specialists, Style, who says that if you’re going to reduce your floor space to cater for a new era of working you need to be more imaginative about how you use it.

“The pandemic has brought about a seismic shift in how we work and this is already causing many companies to reconsider their office space,” said Julian.

“As the UK’s leading moveable wall specialist, we are already working with companies who are re-looking at the use of their offices – making them more of a hub for staff to come in for meetings, networking, collaborative gatherings and to have some human contact when we begin to return to normality.

“As a result, many don’t need the vast, expansive square footage of office space they have had in the past and are looking at using moveable walls to offer greater flexibility in a smaller area.”

Style has recently completed a major operable wall installation for a global computer business which is one of many companies readying itself for a very different way of working post-lockdown.

By introducing moveable walls to provide agile, collaborative workspace means offices can be set up to adapt to different uses each day – with less need for the allocated rows of desks that employees traditionally came in to sit at.

“At Style, we have a very extensive portfolio of solid and glass moveable wall solutions to choose from,” continued Julian, “from fully automated, vertically rising, acoustic systems that descend from the ceiling, through to simple manual folding walls.

“It means we can work with architects, contractors, specifiers and end-user clients to re-design a smaller office footprint to give maximum flexibility for different requirements.”

For more information, please contact your nearest regional Style office.