Rob Harris Ramidus Consulting (Chairman)

Derek Clements-Croome Reading University

Peter Grant Peter Grant Associates

Steven Lang Savills

Alexi Marmot Alexi Marmot Associates, UCL


Nigel Miller Cordless Group

Emily Pallot ACG Architects

Rob Partridge AKT II                                 


Terms of Reference

  • To meet on a quarterly basis
  • Provide a strategic overview of the BCO's research agenda
  • Work to complement the existing BCO research committees
  • Advise on the financial aspects of research
  • Review both research proposals and also completed research reports
  • Advise the BCO on any issues which needed to be researched.


Thematic approach to BCO Research programme:

The BCO research programme focuses on the following areas:

  • Workplace Strategy
  • New Working Practices
  • Health & Wellbeing & Productivity
  • Innovation & Technology
  • People and places
  • Infrastructure and Transport
  • Public policy & planning
  • Ad hoc & Miscellaneous

In addition the Research Committee supports papers and publications undertaken by other BCO Expert Committees on issues related to their areas of expertise including Sustainability, Occupier Demand/Service Delivery and Design & Specification.

What is the decision making process for approving research?