What kind of office space should you now be creating?
Have we fallen out of love with the office?
Leading regional commercial property developers Ameriscot review the future of offices. Exploring what office space means to us and how we will occupy offices in the future is on the minds of many senior management and staff right now.
Ameriscot have seen company priorities for space alter. The office landscape is changing. But not as you initially believe.
What does the future office actually look like?
Right now, to continue to create an adapting workforce that can work in a hybrid way is very central to business success. So, there is a flight to quality and flexible working office space.
Evidence from Ameriscot bears this out. In particular, their office scheme, Warner House in the city centre of Salisbury, has plenty of content tenants as the building offers staff space and flexibility to use both the office and WFH in a truly bespoke way.
The space has been remodelled throughout and offers high quality flexible suites with plenty of internal and external break out space, tech capability and room to adapt. What we all crave.
With meticulous care, using the most efficient technology, highest quality materials, stunning architectural design, and superior finishing, Ameriscot are proud of what Warner House has become. And they are very pleased that this office space has become home to so many varied companies, including Bruhn NewTech, IS Accountancy and Rockhopper Research.
At the heart of the Ameriscot way is making it possible and the company have seen a steady increase in enquiries seeking out adaptable offices for this reason.
Some companies seeking an office closer to their own homes rather than the commute into London have found this an answer to a problem. We need a physical office but not how it used to be. No longer the strained commute into the capital, but a short bike or walk perhaps. The benefits of office life have not diminished.
Ameriscot are making the most of this, helping to turn company dreams of office life into reality by combining high-end refurbishment with high-end service. Advancing futures for all.
Office Space for Now -v- The Human Factor
What kind of office space should you now be creating? Say hello to the office mashup.
As property developers, Ameriscot can report that the work force is very much a priority for businesses seeking accommodation.
A mix of both office and WFH has been found to be the flexible, safe and preferred option for staff and management.
Office space providing the necessary collaborative opportunities yet delivering it with safety for the workforce and visitors.
The extended stop start of WFH has allowed us all to review what we do actually like about working from the office and what can be done better.
Embrace the change
Following the quick turnaround from pure office located work patterns, we now embrace a hybrid two location situation with WFH and office bases still playing a role. The physical space that we all know as the office still exists and importantly really matters to staff.
Conveying a physical perception of a brand, reports and surveys suggest that we all want the office. As employee well-being is at the centre of company decision making about workspace. Hybrid working or the office mashup is something we have adapted to and want.
Employee Well Being is Central
In recent research by the HR resources group, Adecco, hybrid working is here to stay.3 out of every 4 members of staff answered that they would appreciate more flexibility and a mix of office-based and remote working.
Some staff became anxious and isolated. As a result of lockdown, their mental health has been affected through the lack of social connection that can only be improved from an office environment.
In a recent workplace strategy paper by leading commercial agents JLL, human resources were found to be at the centre of creating a harmonious outcome in the office.
The future of our businesses depends upon it. Listening to staff and creating a collaborative approach as to how the business operates has become central.
Ameriscot have seen this raise aspirations of both the companies and workforce too as businesses unlock the potential of the office in a different way.
Creativity is not a solo activity
Ameriscot have found that companies see that unlocking staff potential is also a vital element of office occupation.
Creativity and innovation require time and interaction. Upskilling for the future is cojoined to the ongoing success of any business and creativity is not a solo activity. The physical office space is generally considered to be the best place to learn both formally and informally. Older wiser heads providing valuable insight and skills to younger team members.
Time and again research finds that business will need to think the creativity element through carefully. To equip employees for the future business landscape is again an agenda must-have.
So, where do we go from here?
Delivering the office of the future today will require a full understanding of what your business and your team need. You will want to protect and guarantee workplace standards.
At Ameriscot, we always listen to your needs and embrace the flexibility you want. We know you need to keep business life separate from home life. We get that.
If you want to have an initial chat about your current office requirements in Salisbury, call our development director, Bill Parker, on 01202 315110.
Ameriscot are an independent multi-disciplinary commercial and residential property developer in central southern England, based in Bournemouth.
Principally known as commercial developers, providing wide regional experience, we align ourselves with the very best team we can assemble for the specific task: architects renowned for their creativity and aesthetic, builders, planners, engineers, interior designers and landscapers.
When you pull together the best and give them space to collaborate, you’re going to end up with something pretty special; the coordination and streamlining of that process is down to us: we assemble the team, we incorporate the design elements, create the construction documents, build and finish the project, be it a new build or a remodelling task.
Ameriscot are laser-focused on providing the best for their tenants and owners now and into the future. With high-end value property, to develop or remodel, you need a professional development company with office staff and all the systems in place to be able to manage such a project because it’s in-depth.
And certainly, when you’ve got more than one or two of these projects, you must be responsive, organized and professional. We handle this with pride.
Ameriscot’s objective is to provide the very best service and advice based upon their considerable experience and knowledge of property.
They have remained at the forefront of the marketplace by continual re-evaluation of the services that they provide and the ability to adapt to the changing market needs. Ameriscot continue to develop and expand their business.