Making office space COVID-19 secure

As the COVID-19 lockdown eases, commercial fit-out and furniture specialist Mobius says companies are already viewing office space differently. The firm is well-placed through its use of digital and virtual reality (VR) technology to support companies searching for inspiration. Company founder Kevin Lancaster tells Tim Wickham what the ‘new normal’ might look like.

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“An important consideration at the moment is trust,” says Lancaster. “We have trusted in the Government to act. Now we need to trust employers to create COVID-19 secure workplaces where people are safe. And companies need to have trust and faith in their employees to work effectively in these new work environments.”

Lancaster expects many businesses will look at localising offices when their current leases expire by taking space nearer to where their employees live. “We expect to see smaller offices and ‘communication lounges’ for staff to use combined with home working.”

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