A Reflection on contemporary working priorities
The year 2022 marks both the end of an era and an exciting new start for Gerald Eve, as we move into our new West End London office at One Fitzroy. Establishing the optimum location for our new office has been a long and considered process, requiring reflection on our priorities as a firm, against the backdrop of a turbulent period of fluctuating need and ESG initiatives. This process was informed by our recent experience in securing our City Office at Bow Bells House in 2020.
The impact of the pandemic has had undeniable residual effects on London office market trends. Using our own experience as an example, we consider the extent to which market transformations have been triggered by the events of recent years, exactly how Covid has changed working practices, and how we see this trend manifesting in the future.
The abrupt move to remote working in March 2020 highlighted some clear advantages for staff. The short commute from bedroom to ‘office’ resulted in a distinct work-life balance shift. Personal priorities were able to take precedence. No longer did you have to sit for 8 hours per day in the middle of an office floorplate with little access to daylight or natural ventilation.
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