Tech Integration Facilitates Office Access for iPhone and Apple Watch Users

Smart Spaces has teamed up with HID to introduce an employee badge in Apple Wallet, offering secure and seamless building entry for employees at 22 Bishopsgate in the City of London. By adding their employee badge to Apple Wallet, employees and staff in the building can now safely and easily gain access to offices with…


Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-Cumulus to retrofit its real estate portfolio with complementary solutions to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions. A 98 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions from publicly-owned properties is an essential requirement of Hamburg’s ambition to become…


Why Hotel-Style Amenities Are the New Office Norm

James Massey, managing director of Facilities Management at MRI Software, says FM teams need to satisfy a growing expectation of ‘hotel-style’ amenities among office workers. There is little doubt that hybrid working is here to stay in the wake of the pandemic. But in 2023, the offer of hybrid working alone is not enough to…


Veolia Reaches New UK Net Zero Milestone

Veolia is now delivering more than six times more renewable electricity to the grid than it uses at 400 offices and sites in the UK. By generating 856 GWh of electricity using a combination of biomass, landfill gas, biogas and Energy Recovery facilities (ERF), that qualify under the Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) scheme,…


NARBUTAS at Stockholm Furniture Fair 2023

Office furniture manufacturer NARBUTAS is exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture Fair until 11th February, with a showcase that includes products for hybrid working environments developed in collaboration with designers from Scandinavia and Italy.  Transforming the office into a ‘Home from Home’ NARBUTAS invites visitors attending the Stockholm Furniture Fair to its stand which includes functional areas…


infinitSpace and CG Elementum Launch Flexspace Partnership in Germany

infinitSpace has entered into a strategic partnership with CG Elementum, the German commercial real estate developer with multiple sites across the country. The new partnership will facilitate infinitSpace’s nationwide expansion across Germany, with two new flexible workspaces already confirmed. Both buildings are owned by the Gröner Group and are being developed by CG Elementum, with…


Appointment Enhances Atalian Servest Digital Capabilities

Atalian Servest has appointed Andy Porter as digital solutions manager with the remit of extending its technology offering across its FM services portfolio. Porter, who brings over a decade of experience in project management, data analytics, logistics, innovation and process development to the role, will implement new solutions focused on elevating efficiencies and services to…

Asia Pacific

Savills IM Acquires Japanese and Australian Properties for Pan-Asian Fund

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has completed investments in the office and residential sectors in Japan, as well as its acquisition of a local neighbourhood shopping centre in Australia for its flagship pan-Asian fund. In Japan, Savills IM has acquired a high-quality office in Greater Tokyo. The multi-tenant building totals approximately 5,500 sqm of rentable…


Hybrid Hotchpotch Impacting UK Workers Negatively

According to a recent study from Landsec, businesses and workers across the UK are floundering under a “Hybrid Hotchpotch”, with just one in five white collar workers agreeing on a definition of hybrid working. ‘The Future Office: Rising expectations in a hybrid world’ report which was commissioned in partnership with Censuswide, polled over 800 UK…

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