Re:Workplace

Re:Workplace

Reimagining the office and how we work

The world is currently experiencing unprecedented changes and challenges, with working from home highlighting opportunities, limitations, and possible implications for the future. In tandem, this shift has generated a societal shift in values, while offering more clarity on the benefits—and indeed the necessity—of physical, communal spaces that bring people together to live, work and play.

We are re-envisioning our offices to reflect these shifts and the evolving convergence of life into less siloed spaces. This requires both a pragmatic and personal approach, while also ensuring safety, optimising wellness, and promoting sustainability.

Sheppard Robson and ID:SR are passionate about understanding this transition, with the below research, guidelines, case-studies and commentary highlighting how we envision designing the workplaces of the future.

"The workplace of the future is defined by choice not location," writes Helen Berresford for Property Week.

"The workplace of the future is defined by choice not location," writes Helen Berresford for Property Week.

The principles of flexibility and wellness must be placed at the heart of the design process for hospitals, Alex Solk writes for The Architects' Journal

The principles of flexibility and wellness must be placed at the heart of the design process for hospitals, Alex Solk writes for The Architects' Journal

The office will continue to be a vital part of our lives. In an interview with Dezeen's Tom Ravenscroft, Helen Berresford, Partner and Head of ID:SR, discusses striking changes we may experience when we return to work.

The office will continue to be a vital part of our lives. In an interview with Dezeen's Tom Ravenscroft, Helen Berresford, Partner and Head of ID:SR, discusses striking changes we may experience when we return to work.

"As built-environment professionals, we should be championing the value of the office to our daily lives. We have spent our careers observing how offices can be effective and, if done correctly, create value by harnessing the power of good design," Helen Berresford writes for Property Week.

"As built-environment professionals, we should be championing the value of the office to our daily lives. We have spent our careers observing how offices can be effective and, if done correctly, create value by harnessing the power of good design," Helen Berresford writes for Property Week.

Helen Berresford, Partner and Head of ID:SR, writes for Property Week about how the prolonged period of working from home (WFH)  may affect the future of workplace design.

Helen Berresford, Partner and Head of ID:SR, writes for Property Week about how the prolonged period of working from home (WFH) may affect the future of workplace design.

"We are experiencing significant changes in many aspects of city life, not least our office culture and how, when and where we work" writes Helen Berresford for Property Week.

"We are experiencing significant changes in many aspects of city life, not least our office culture and how, when and where we work" writes Helen Berresford for Property Week.

Alan Bainbridge, Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate at the BBC, writes for Property Week about working with ID:SR to reoccupy the BBC's offices, building on the idea of creating legible, intuitive internal masterplans within buildings.

Alan Bainbridge, Director of Workplace and Corporate Real Estate at the BBC, writes for Property Week about working with ID:SR to reoccupy the BBC's offices, building on the idea of creating legible, intuitive internal masterplans within buildings.

SR reflects on… How will prolonged WFH impact office design? Will working from home become more popular thus fundamentally change the way we use offices? Will people appreciate the office as a social hub more—if so, how will spaces adapt to cater for this? Or perhaps you think that nothing will really change in the long-term? Here we share a few of our thoughts.
Helen Berresford speaks to David Taylor of the New London Quarterly on office reoccupation, commenting "there has to be more flexibility of occupancy to make the most of that central organisation and to get more people into the central office."

Helen Berresford speaks to David Taylor of the New London Quarterly on office reoccupation, commenting "there has to be more flexibility of occupancy to make the most of that central organisation and to get more people into the central office."