2 January 2020
The past year has been a year of progression and growth for Collins. Now that we’re a few days into the new year, it’s a good time to look ahead and think about what we have in store for 2020 & what we have learnt from 2019...
We have defined our core values as a company. They represent the expectations we have for ourselves and each other, they guide our day-to-day decisions and the way we behave.
Proud of our people.
Our company has grown to 160 after welcoming 23 new faces to our team, we have implemented a change in structure with Jason Warren as our new Managing Director and introduced a new operations board.
Having fun over the past year!
As well as these instrumental changes to the company, we have successfully handed over 28 projects throughout 2019.
And we are heading into 2020 with a strong pipeline of projects and a team of great people who are proud of what they do.
Read on below for some of our favourite projects & workspace trends for 2020…
Co-working challenges the traditional office.
As social, economic and business demands evolve, so do the demands of the workplace. The past year has seen a surge of popularity in co-working spaces, an increase in collaborative working styles and a more considered approach to employee wellbeing.
Co-working definitely isn’t a new trend, but it’s one that has arguably had one of the biggest impacts on the future workplace design. Over the past year, we have completed office fit outs for a number of different co-working companies including Landsec’s new co-working brand Myo, Fora, The Office Group & Workspace.
Wellbeing takes priority.
It’s becoming common knowledge that a happy and healthy workforce drives productivity and profits, so the continued push in wellbeing strategies and people-centric workplace design, such as breakout zones, is no surprise. And this will continue to grow throughout 2020.
Many of our projects have been extremely focused on employee wellbeing right from conceptualisation. Towards the end of 2019, we completed an office refurbishment & fit out for WD-40 Limited. Employee wellbeing is at the heart of WD-40’s ethos and formed a key element in our project brief.
Sustainability is king.
As sustainability, consumption and climate change issues take center stage at a global level, there has been a tangible increase in demand for workplaces to have strong sustainable credentials.
We are currently on site at 75 Grosvenor Street completing an office refurbishment for W.RE.
The job has a BREEAM – Very Good aspiration, which means there are several credits which have dictated material choice and design of the building. These include using: low VOC content materials, FSC timber and responsibly sourced materials such as concrete and plasterboard. In addition to this, the site has a comprehensive site waste management plan, which helped investigate and implement a number of waste minimisation opportunities.
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