Workspace research and insight

We know the links between workspace design and employee performance and we’ve developed research and methodologies to make sure we’re bringing the best out of people and places.

Evaluating workspace performance


Our workspace design is underpinned by research and backed up by 45 years of experience. The data we collect through our research tools provides your business with unique tangible evidence, both qualitative and quantitative, enabling appropriate, evidence-based decisions to be made about how you set up and equip your workspace.

We’ll put to the test any assumptions you might have about your workplace and we’ll overhaul your current performance.

Space utilisation


Research by Harvard Business Review suggests that unstructured collaboration is key to a successful business. So this means it’s time to start re-thinking your office space and how you use it.

Not only that, but two thirds of desks in offices are unused on a daily basis thanks to the emergence of hybrid and agile working. The chances are that you’re not making the most of the space that you have.

Our team of workspace consultants discreetly observe the day-to-day happenings in your office, we’ll record when and why you’re using your spaces like meeting rooms, desks and communal areas. This allows us to see what you’re using and what you need to get the most out of your teams.

This research will inform the design and layout of your office space and give you solid evidence to back any changes you make.

Discover the latest thinking in workspace strategy and design

Our resources hub features blogs, eGuides, news and insights into the latest trends and ideas in workspace performance. Find out how leading businesses are reshaping their spaces for tomorrow’s workers.

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Health and wellbeing


Happier employees work harder. Studies from both the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford showed that happy employees were 12-13% more productive than unhappy employees. And that doesn’t mean they worked more hours, they were simply more productive with the ones they had.

That’s why it’s so important for you to embed health and wellbeing into your workspace design and culture. Not just because it’s good for employees, but it’s good for business too.

We’ll run a full health and wellbeing audit to take a snapshot of your workplace and what your staff think about the work environment, flexibility and mental and physical wellness.

This information will be used to close the gap between potential and actual productivity increasing staff engagement and motivation, reducing staff turnover and giving rise to a healthier, more fulfilled group of people.

We look at every little detail in your workspace that can impact health and wellbeing including ambient conditions like lighting quality, air conditioning and noise control.



The more engaged your people are, the better they perform. Engaged employees are not only more productive, they’re also more innovative in their problem-solving.



When people feel proud of their workspace, they stay for longer and are more committed to the organisation. Studies show that a well-planned workspace contributes to a reduction staff turnover.



Much productive time is lost each year to illness-related absence. Presenteeism also has insidious effect on staff wellbeing. Creating an environment that supports health and wellbeing has a positive impact on overall organisational performance.



During the pandemic, organisations that did exceptionally well (or badly) at protecting and supporting staff were quickly recognised in the media and in business communities. This has a ripple effect on both talent attraction and client perception of your organisation.