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Designing and Managing Buildings for Health and Wellbeing

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Our new research argues that a multisensory approach to workplace design can help improve workers’ wellbeing. The paper outlines how the five senses will play a vital role in improving productivity. This will be especially important as workers return to work following the easing of Government restrictions. Embracing elements such as increased natural light, ventilation and colourful surroundings will create a more welcoming environment and help to improve physical and mental performance. The research comes as the UK government calls for communities and private sector organisations to ‘do their part’ in mitigating the most pressing impacts of COVID-19 on the nation’s mental health.