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BCO NextGen South West Coffee Morning
Event Location: Bristol
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Join us for an informal coffee and a catch up at Bristol Loaf, meet the NextGen Committee and find out what exciting events we’re planning for the rest of the year.

24 Aug 2022 08:30

BCO Manchester Conference Takeaways
Event Location: Edinburgh
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For the first time since 2019, the BCO's Annual Conference returned to an in-person event, with more than 900 delegates arriving in Manchester to debate, discuss and explore the future of office space.

30 Aug 2022 08:30

BCO Manchester Conference Takeaways
Event Location: Glasgow
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For the first time since 2019, the BCO's Annual Conference returned to an in-person event, with more than 900 delegates arriving in Manchester to debate, discuss and explore the future of office space.

01 Sep 2022 08:30

BCO Talk & Tour: Pennington Street Warehouse
Event Location: London
Members Only Places Available

Constructed between 1804 and 1806, Pennington Street Warehouse is a Grade II listed former bonded warehouse with a semi-basement of brick vaulted cellars, originally used for the storage of rum and spices.

06 Sep 2022 17:00

BCO East Anglia: Tour of Agile Analog
Event Location: Cambridge
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Join the East Anglia Committee for a presentation and tour of Agile Analog at Radio House, kindly sponsored by COEL and The Good Plant Company.

07 Sep 2022 17:00

BCO Talk & Tour: 23 Queen Anne Street
Event Location: London
Members Only Places Available

We are pleased to offer members the chance to tour 23 Queen Anne Street, shortlisted in the ‘refurbished/recycled’ category of the 2022 regional BCO Awards.

07 Sep 2022 17:30

BCO Bitesize Tour: Spaces The Mailbox, Birmingham
Event Location: Birmingham
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Join the BCO Midlands NextGen Committee for the latest BCO Bitesize Tour: Spaces The Mailbox, Birmingham.

07 Sep 2022 12:30

BCO Research Seminar: Future UK Office Densities
Event Location: London
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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.

13 Sep 2022 09:00

BCO President's Lunch 2022
Event Location: London
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Join Mark Kowal, President of the BCO, at this annual highlight of the BCO events calendar.

21 Sep 2022 12:00

BCO & BCO NextGen South West: Talk & Tour of Hodge House
Event Location: Cardiff
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Owner Legal & General has undertaken a comprehensive refurbishment and re-branding to bring the 110,000 sq ft, Grade II listed, eight-storey Hodge House office building in Cardiff city centre into the 21st century as a workplace fit for the next generation of occupiers.

21 Sep 2022 17:30

BCO Regional Conference | Focus Belfast
Event Location: Belfast
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Join us for a One Day Conference on 22 September in Belfast.

22 Sep 2022 08:45

BCO National Awards 2022
Event Location: London
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ZONE A IS SOLD OUT. TABLES IN ZONE B STILL AVAILABLE. Join us for the grand finale of this year's awards competition when all regional winners will compete for the top prize in their categories, as well as the BCO Awards' ultimate accolade 'Best of the Best'. Considered to be one of the most prestigious events in the corporate real estate calendar, attracting over 1,200 key players in the office industry sector, this dinner is not to be missed.

04 Oct 2022 18:30

BCO Midlands: Talk & Tour of PwC
Event Location: Birmingham
Members Only Places Available

Join the BCO Midlands committee for a talk and tour of PwC’s regional, award winning office in Birmingham.

06 Oct 2022 18:00

LATEST RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

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The Guide to Specification is the most recognised publication by the BCO. Its aim is to inform clients and their designers of how best to specify the performance of new workspace and to help industry practitioners provide office space that functions for occupiers and helps them to conduct their business in safe, healthy, comfortable, and productive workspaces. Since the publication of the Guide to Specification in 2019, the office sector has been subject to unprecedented influences. The intention of this update to the BCO Guide Key Criteria is to reflect changes in design thinking over the last three years, taking in the climate crisis, the drive towards net zero carbon (NZC), COVID-19, moves to hybrid working, changes in regulations, and improvements in equipment performance. Recognising the goal of NZC in operation and construction by 2050, new interim energy consumption targets have been introduced. These are aligned with the UKGBC NZC pathway. NZC targets will also drive a need for much closer cooperation between building owners, operators and occupiers. Please read this position paper, join in the discussion, and help shape the next generation of offices. Please send your comments to mail@bco.org.uk

14 Jun 2022

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Those who belong to the neurodiversity community are currently underserved by and often unsupported in the current employment ecosystem. This study undertaken by Centric Lab and PLP Architecture examines the needs of the neurodiverse workforce. To this end it is divided into four core sections: defining neurodiversity, the link between place and health, identifying the principles of an enabling work environment, and design insights for a work-enabling environment. It brings in research from the worlds of neuroscience, lived experience and design to create a holistic and ecological approach to the creation of enabling work environments. The intention has been to look at how neurodiversity, employment and office spaces intersect to enact health and social justice. Combining the insights of neuroscience and the expertise of design, it sets out new standards and recommendations and is intended as an introduction to for those who are building and designing offices.

26 May 2022

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This Briefing Note by Derek Clements Croome of Reading University and Nigel Miller of Cordless Consulting covers the development and potential uses of AI and reviews the present scene while also attempting to look forward, particularly at its use in the built environment. The paper sets an optimistic tone in believing that AI technology used sensibly can enable effective solutions to be achieved for the benefit of clients and stakeholders.

28 Mar 2022

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