Thursday 16th December

The future of offices

The demise of the traditional office space has been widely predicted, but many experts are not so sure. Witness the decision to go ahead with a £1bn speculative office development close to Victoria station in London due to start on site early next year.

People are returning to city centre locations again, but the key word seems to be ‘flexibility’. Many workers are now choosing to spend only part of the week in an office and working from home seems to be here to stay.

If spaces need to be more flexible, then this has important implications for building services and our panel of experts will consider how our industry will have to adapt; what kind of services will be needed in the future and what this means for energy efficiency, sustainability, commissioning, air quality and the rest…

Ruth Kelly Waskett, Senior Associate, Hoare Lea and President of the Society of Light & Lighting 
Frances Brown, Senior Associate, Hoare Lea
Jordan Jeewood, Product Marketing Executive, Mitsubishi Electric