Loving Lockdown?

Loving Lockdown? The Joys of Being a Working Parent

Spending more time with family, saving money on the daily commute – There are plenty of reasons why being in lockdown should be a joy for working parents, but is that truly the reality people are experiencing?

Stellar panel of judges for Future Workplace competition

Stellar panel of judges for ‘Future Workplace’ competition

A few weeks ago, the Cambridge Independent invited all children aged 7-18 year to enter ‘Design the future workplace’ competition. There has been a huge amount of positive feedback and interest with many schools having already submitted entries.

COEL Office Competition

Competition – Design the future workplace

The way we work has gone under a revolutionary change within the last year and whilst we can all enjoy more flexibility in being able to work from home, many of us now appreciate the collaborative space, engagement, technical support, and equipment that a work environment provides. When restrictions are gradually lifted, employees will start to return to their company’s headquarters.

COEL The future of office design

The future of office design

The enforced restrictions of the last year have brought about seismic changes in the way we work. In working from home, many have discovered that they can still be efficient and get the job done. Beyond the initial enjoyment of being surrounded by home comforts and not having to commute, our separation from the mothership has also brought into sharp focus what we miss about life in the office and how those thoughts will potentially help shape the future of office design. Here are some areas which are likely to receive increased attention.

Renowned biotech firm Mogrify receive design overhaul from COEL

Renowned biotech firm Mogrify receive design overhaul from COEL

Mogrify®, the life science company transforming the development of cell therapies have grown rapidly since forming. They wanted their headquarters in The Cambridge Science Park Bio-Innovation centre to have versatility in accommodating their continued growth and to provide flexibility within the breakout areas.

Spires House

Arlington expands Oxford Business Park ownership with Spires House acquisition

Arlington has continued to consolidate its ownership at Oxford Business Park by acquiring Spires House, a 49,421 sq ft multi-let office building from Harbert European Real Estate.

Oxford Works at Oxford Business Park

B4 Property Day. A view from Oxford Business Park’s Development Director, Dan Williams

The events of the last 9 months have impacted each and every one of us, in an unprecedented way. For those of us that commute to a place of work and enjoy the social and collaborative benefits, the effect on our daily lives has certainly been profound.

The Lambourn in Abingdon

Mantle: Opening a new business centre during a pandemic

Back in March, on the eve of the first lockdown, Mantle launched The Lambourn in Abingdon. This wasn’t to be the only business centre to launch during the pandemic. This November saw the introduction of Nine Hills Road in Cambridge. Opening during these times has had its challenges. However, as with all Mantle centres, these new workspaces were designed with flexibility in mind.

Dr. Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director

B4 Property Day: A view from Oxford Innovation on demand for workspace

Oxfordshire’s property market took a significant blow when COVID-19 struck this year, but a growing sense of optimism has emerged across our network of Innovation Centres as signs of a recovery begin.

COEL create a bespoke design for Crafted

COEL create a bespoke design for Crafted

Crafted is an award-winning digital agency. Having relocated to a larger purpose-built HQ; the agency sought to expand its office space to accommodate its increasing headcount and create a hub that supports flexible working and enhances staff wellbeing.