The world of work and the workplace is continuously evolving, especially over the last few years. This has led occupiers and their advisors to reconsider the future use, design and space planning of their offices. The BCO therefore commissioned research that will offer advice to BCO members on how to determine their appropriate office density in the near future.

Start Date / Time 13 Sep 2022 09:00
End Date / Time 13 Sep 2022 11:00
Venue Wedlake Bell, 71 Queen Victoria St, London EC4V 4AY
National No
Region London and the South East
Type Seminar
Available to Non Members No
Members Price FREE


With real estate portfolio footprints for many organisations expected to reduce as a consequence of the global pandemic, organisations are adopting agile/hybrid working models such that most employees will not have assigned desks in those offices. Furthermore, there is a strong trend towards offices being designed for increased “connection” which affects the traditional space distribution between desk areas and alternative work-settings. Overall, the findings of our research suggest that, rather than a single density figure, guidance on key factors that impact on space and density is required to enable organisations to determine their own relevant density. That said, our study also shows that there is a desire by those consulted to have a ballpark (“rule of thumb”) density figure as a starting point, which can then be adjusted for factors such as the organisation’s activities, demand for non-desk spaces and staff amenities. Join us for the launch of the report on 13 September to hear in more detail the key findings and recommendations.

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09:00 Registration

09:30 Welcome from Seminar Chair: Suzanne Gill, Wedlake Bell

09:35 Presentation: Nigel Oseland, Workplace Unlimited and Roderic Bunn, University College London

10:15 Panel discussion and Q&A

Nigel Oseland – Workplace Unlimited

Roderic Bunn – University College London

Clare Danahay – Be Inspired Design

Bridget Workman – the Changing Work Company

11:00 Event close