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Google’s newly redesigned Covent Garden office to open in September

Google’s Head office in London’s Covent Garden has been given an amazing redesign by architect Penson Group. In true Google style they’ve really gone to town to create an environment that creative and tech types would love to work in. EDIT: More photos here http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670431/google-s-quirky-new-london-hq-fit-for-mr-bean#6 Visual Fun As the pictures below show, the designers have...

London’s Shard to get first office tenant

The development company behind London’s now iconic Shard has said up to three companies are interested in becoming the first to take up office space in the enourmous tower. Official opening The official opening took place on 5th July and saw huge lasers shining out from the Shard itself. A very impressive sight to match a very impressive building. It’s big in Europe As the tallest building in Europe,...

The Benefits of Working in a Shared Office

While many companies are becoming much more flexible when it comes to working from home, an increasing number of us are realising that there are distinct benefits to staying put in our offices. With the recession continuing to rumble on, business owners have found that rents and leases have become much more flexible, and cheaper too. What’s more, there is currently a wealth of workspace right across the country...

How Smart is Your City?

We were recently sent the infographic below which was created as part of IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative. The infographic illustrates some of the results from a recent ComRes survey highlighting how people living in London, Leeds, Brighton and Glasgow feel about their city. It was created to support a discussion which was held at BASELondon on 22 June 2011. This discussion brought together UK leaders and residents...

70+ Cool Office Design Ideas, Resources & Inspiration

The office is where we spend a high proportion of our working week and for the majority of us, the work environment is not incredibly inspiring. Walking in everyday to an office that looks grey, dull and uniform can leave  employees lacking creativity and searching for inspiration. However, some forward thinking companies are turning to ingenious office design to change this. Google, Red Bull, Nike and Etsy are...
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