Making The Future Workplace: Materials and methods towards a circular economy

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The research, via a circular economy approach sets out ways we can begin to meet the challenges in our future workplaces: the choice of building materials, how they are combined and how they are put together in a way that creates space to achieve such imperative targets.The exploration reveals that the relationship between business rates and rents in regional markets is stronger than in London. The changes experiences in rates paid appear to be reflected in the adjustment of rental values most strongly in retail markets but also in the office market.

Publication Date 03 Dec 2019
Title Making The Future Workplace: Materials and methods towards a circular economy
Category BCO Research & Policy
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Description The research, via a circular economy approach sets out ways we can begin to meet the challenges in our future workplaces: the choice of building materials, how they are combined and how they are put together in a way that creates space to achieve such imperative targets.

The UK is the first major economy to target net zero emissions by 2050. The World and UK Green Building Councils have stated that all new buildings will need to be net zero by 2030 and all existing buildings by 2050. This means that, in the next tenure cycle, office buildings that are being designed and built now will be competing directly against brand new carbon zero offices for their next batch of tenants. This poses a great and welcome challenge to the construction industry. The research, via a circular economy approach sets out ways we can begin to meet these challenges in our future workplaces: the choice of building materials, how they are combined and how they are put together in a way that creates space to achieve such imperative targets.The exploration reveals that the relationship between business rates and rents in regional markets is stronger than in London. The changes experiences in rates paid appear to be reflected in the adjustment of rental values most strongly in retail markets but also in the office market.