Office Relocation Checklist

Office Relocation Checklist

Relocating to a new office is an exciting time for a business and its staff.  A change of scenery is invigorating and inspiring. However, if you are the one running a relocation project, it can be overwhelming.  Read more…

What’s the best procurement method for your office fit-out?

What’s the best procurement method for your office fit-out?

A successful fit-out is one that minimises business disruption; balances the business’ current and future needs; revitalises the business by adopting improved working practices and creates a workplace environment at an affordable price. Read more…

Free Office Workspace Calculator

Free Office Workspace Calculator

Whether you’re relocating or redesigning your current workspace, it’s important to understand how interaction across departments, technological advancements and staff working profiles can today play a key part in determining space use and property type. Read more…

10 Tips For Workplace Wellbeing & Productivity

10 Tips For Workplace Wellbeing & Productivity

According to a new report by office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, office workers in the UK do not value their company culture as much as workers in other countries. Read more…

83% of technology experts believe they should play a key role in the workplace environment

83% of technology experts believe they should play a key role in the workplace environment

A recent report reveals 83% of technology experts believe they should play a key role in how the built environment operates. Read more…

5 Agile Workspace trends

5 Agile Workspace trends

Businesses are living in an unpredictable time.  Factors such as remote working, technology, high rental costs and the economy are all having an impact on how we work, and the workspaces businesses require now and in the future. Read more…

Generation Z, Y, X: 6 ways to cater for all generations in the workspace

Generation Z, Y, X: 6 ways to cater for all generations in the workspace

Is your business ready for generation Z? What about your millennial employee needs? Have you considered the needs of those employees who fall into Gen X and Xennials categories? Read more…

Why office chairs are crucial to staff productivity

Why office chairs are crucial to staff productivity

Were you aware the majority of office based staff spend almost 1,900 hours sitting in a desk chair over the course of a year? It’s easy to see how a large portion of our lives can be spent in the office with very minimal activity. Read more…

Open-plan offices: Harmful or beneficial to productivity?

Open-plan offices: Harmful or beneficial to productivity?

Open-plan offices provide a collaborative space to fuel productivity, develop comradery and helps promote a healthy work-life balance. Read more…

5 Trends That Will Influence Workspace Design

5 Trends That Will Influence Workspace Design

To keep our clients informed, we continuously develop and follow new research in workplace design. Read more…

Why your office environment is important to your staff wellbeing

Why your office environment is important to your staff wellbeing

In a new study released by Savills and the British Council for Offices (BCO) almost, half (46%) of office workers think the office has a positive effect on their mental health. Another 40% believe it also has a positive impact on their physical health. Read more…

Office Yoga

Office Yoga

It’s widely recognised that sitting down all day is bad for you. With more and more businesses understanding the benefits of implementing a wellbeing strategy, many are offering things like yoga or subsidised gym memberships to increase the productivity of their staff. Read more…

10 Tips For Workplace Wellbeing & Productivity

10 Tips For Workplace Wellbeing & Productivity

According to a new report by office furniture manufacturer Steelcase, office workers in the UK do not value their company culture as much as workers in other countries. Read more…

Desk Working: Why Sitting All Day Is Bad For You

Desk Working: Why Sitting All Day Is Bad For You

The human body is built to move, so it’s no wonder why sitting all day is bad for you. Read more…

5 Top Tips For A Workspace Design Project

5 Top Tips For A Workspace Design Project

With over 23 years’ experience in the design and fit out market across a whole range of clients; we are asked daily what makes a great workspace design project, and what constitutes the successful execution of an office relocation. We’ve come up with our top 5 to help you with the initial planning stages of your project. Read more…

Time and Workspace Analysis: What is involved?

Time and Workspace Analysis: What is involved?

The redesign of a workspace typically involves some element of behaviour change, whether it is drawing people into engaging within an urban space, encouraging them to recycle, or transitioning from a traditional office layout to hot-desking. Read more…

The Commercial Lease Guide: Your Questions answered

The Commercial Lease Guide: Your Questions answered

Renting commercial space is a huge responsibility to any organisation. The success and future of your business may ride on certain terms of your businesses lease. Read more…

DSE Workstation Assessments 2016 – What Do I need To know?

DSE Workstation Assessments 2016 – What Do I need To know?

Gone are the days where Display Workstation Assessments (DSE) are carried out generically. As more emphasis is made on workplace wellbeing and the different ways in which people are working in today’s offices, how should employers adapt an individual’s office space to maintain their wellbeing and aid productivity? Read more…

The Design and Fit-out Process – How Can Rapport Help?

The Design and Fit-out Process – How Can Rapport Help?

In today’s busy commercial market, we understand few directors and managers have the availability or experience to dedicate the time required to manage the delivery of a newly designed office environment. Read more…

Best Practices For An Office Relocation

Best Practices For An Office Relocation

Angela Seed is the General Manager within the UK office of the New York Times (NYT). She has worked for the organisation the past eight years, and last April she handled the relocation of their office space on New Oxford Street to new offices on Museum Street, WC1A. We met with Angela recently to get an insight into considerations and her learnings for managing a successful design, fit-out and relocation project. Read more…

Technology & Employees: How Will They Affect The Future Workplace?

Technology & Employees: How Will They Affect The Future Workplace?

Following on from Rapports’ recent interview with our Workspace Analyst Lily Bernheimer on the future workplace, part two of our interview focuses on the future of technology in business. how organisations need to adapt to a new generation of workers, and how you can utilize these insights to future-proof your own office workspace and design. Read more…

The Future Workplace

The Future Workplace

With research and reports in the press regarding the future workplace how will lifestyle changes affect the traditional workplace in years to come? To understand advancements and how these will impact employers and businesses we sat down with Lily Bernheimer, a Workspace Analyst and one of Rapport’s Associates. Read more…

How to make an office design effective

How to make an office design effective

For years we’ve secretly envied the offices of organisations like Google, whose work hard/play hard ethos make us dream beyond the tired coffee machine and worn-out brown office décor, that wouldn’t look out of place in an episode of ‘The Office.”
And while the creative, colourful office designs and office fit-outs aren’t a reality for most businesses, an inspired environment that brings out the best in its staff is not out of reach. Read more…

What’s The Cost Of An Office Relocation Project?

What’s The Cost Of An Office Relocation Project?

When a commercial business is considering an office move there are various practicalities to consider that will keep control of your design and fit-out costs while maintaining quality throughout. Read more…

5 Ways To Stay Active In The Office

5 Ways To Stay Active In The Office

Traditional working cultures make it difficult to stay active in the office and sitting still all day can lead to a whole host of health issues such as back ache, sore shoulders, neck strain and even heart disease. Read more…

Managing A Successful Office Relocation Project

Managing A Successful Office Relocation Project

In today’s busy commercial market, fewer directors and managers have the availability or experience to dedicate the time required in managing a successful office relocation project. Appointing an independent project representative such as Rapport at the earliest stage to your proposed relocation date or office fit-out can help your business save time and money. Read more…

Fish Financial: Flexible Workspace Design

Fish Financial: Flexible Workspace Design

Location:2nd Floor Gostrey House, Farnham, Surrey

Size:

4,500 sqft

Project Cost:

TBC

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Thrive Homes: Management & Cost Control

Thrive Homes: Management & Cost Control

Location:Westside 2 London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead

Size:

9,300 sqft - 863 sqm

Project Cost:

£437,674.00

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Ancestry.co.uk: Relocation & Fit Out Management

Ancestry.co.uk: Relocation & Fit Out Management

Location:Strand Bridge House, 138 – 142 Strand, London, WC2

Size:

3,800 sq ft - 353 sq m

Project Cost:

£256,249

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Pexip UK Ltd: Design & Fit Out

Pexip UK Ltd: Design & Fit Out

Location:Ruscombe Business Park, Twyford, Berkshire

Size:

5,266 sq ft - 489 sq m

Project Cost:

£102,000

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