Supporting the right type of spaces for London’s diverse workforce
2020 has clearly been an extraordinary year for the workplace. We are possibly in the midst of the greatest and most rapid change to the way we work that we have ever seen. But what are the short-, medium- and long-term impacts of this transformation? What will ‘the office’ look like after the pandemic?
London is a global powerhouse of commerce – with particular strengths in finance, tech, media and the service industry – yet this status is being threatened by growing pressures on land, rising business rates, and market uncertainty following the current pandemic and Brexit. How do we ensure development is balanced to create vibrant mixed-use neighbourhoods for workers and residents? Are we providing the right types of workplaces in the right places? And are they flexible enough to adapt to future needs?
This year-round programme explores the future for integrating commercial and affordable workplaces in the evolving city through bringing together key experts to explore the scope for co-location, attracting and retaining talent, and making the best use of land and buildings. Workplace trends were already evolving rapidly, but exacerbated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, is there a bigger revolution now taking place?
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