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Biophilic design in the post-COVID workplace
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As the coronavirus pandemic gradually eases, the transition back to office work brings about many stressors for employees and employers alike. Managing contact with people during commute and at the office, navigating the new ways of operating in the workplace, the uncertainty from continuously evolving policies and fast changes to both personal and work circumstances, are all bound to leave people feeling overwhelmed and emotionally exhausted. To combat the many side-effects of prolonged stress, office design professionals are turning to biophilic design practices. 

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How to safeguard employees’ wellbeing during COVID-19
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From anxiety about the ongoing health crisis, to fear of commuting on busy trains, to feelings of isolation when conducting business from home, many workers are facing unexpected challenges with their mental well-being amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and needing support while at their jobs. As a result, employers are now pursuing a renewed focus on the mental well-being of their employees.

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Meticulous metering of a workspace
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The team at Niche Projects is delighted to announce that we have signed a contract to carry out a office design and build project for Alt Han Co.

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A smart move
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The Niche team pushed the creative envelope in designing TiG's bold new headquarters. At the forefront of data intelligence, TiG provides innovative cloud services and is not afraid to stand out with their office space either.

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Kitting Out For Kingswood
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We are thrilled to announce that we have been appointed to carry out a complete office strip out and redesign for Kingswood Group, an AIM listed integrated wealth management company with £4.8 Billion of assets under management. 

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8 ways COVID-19 will change Office Design for SMEs
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COVID-19 has overturned working life. Busy commutes and face-to-face meetings have become a distant memory, while the use of online collaboration tools has skyrocketed with many of us working remotely. As the lockdowns eventually ease and offices start to reopen, both staff and visitors may be anxious about returning to close contact with others. Businesses must quickly adapt to new health guidelines that emphasize social distancing, sanitation, and flexibility.

JBW Darlington
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We are pleased to provide details of our latest project for an existing client. JBW group the enforcement and collection specialist, with whom we had worked with a few years ago on a London design and fit out project approached Niche to refit a 10,000 SQFT office and call center facility in Darlington. 

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Incorporating sustainability in office design
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We previously covered ‘the Office Design Trends to Expect in 2020’, with sustainability and green office spaces being at the forefront of these. From sustainable materials to finding ways to control energy usage, and complying with stringent ecological restrictions, organisations are now making more concerted efforts to incorporate sustainability in office design. Businesses can have a greater impact on sustainability initiatives by following current building trends that are being found in both commercial and personal properties. Here are some tips for going green in the workplace:

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The role of nature in the workplace
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The term ‘biophilia’ refers to humans’ inherent connection with nature, which we know to have a huge influence on health and wellbeing. Biophilic design seeks to bring this connection and its myriad of benefits to interior spaces. As the workplaces continue to evolve and become more community-focused and conversations around employee wellbeing increase, leading office designers turn to biophilic solutions in order to create better office experiences.

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Collaborative areas for small groups in big offices
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Collaborative spaces can take many forms — from formal meeting rooms designed to bring employees together and work as a group to informal social spaces that prompt staff to come together in a natural, more relaxed way.