We surveyed 500 facilities managers and senior managers whose responsibility it is to choose office space for their businesses and here are the results as to what makes the perfect office.
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An office’s location and the surrounding area are the most important factors when selecting new premises with transport links and car parking/cycling facilities also high priorities.
59.6 per cent of respondents said the internal layout and space is important when choosing new offices but less than a third felt that a building’s external appearance had any impact on their decision.
Over half of respondents preferred an open plan layout with fixed desk ownership.
Connectivity was a key factor plus the scope to extend.
Internally space, drinks/snacks machines, décor, natural daylight/climate, breakout areas and downtime activities all contribute to the morale and productivity of staff.