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The Case for Flexible Working

20 May 2016 | Updated 01 January 1970

UBM were the anchor tenant who triggered the development of a new LEED platinum accredited smart building and office space, 240 Blackfriars, writes Ayomi Rupasinghe of the Facilities Show (organised by UBM) as she recommends a new case study that looks at how a completely flexible approach to work has been designed-in.

Four years before the lease expiry date at the old headquarters, 245 Blackfriars Road, UBM decided that rather than waiting to see what space came up on the market, they would actively start looking for their next office.

Head of Facilities Management, Stephen Vause and Head of PMO (Project Management Office), David Self, have been involved with the ‘240’ project from the outset. Tasked with reducing waste, integrating technology and changing the way in which the workforce use the building, this project has pushed the boundaries of smart technology.

Having been involved from the design phase right through to implementation, the learnings have been endless. There is now a fully published case study available (see below) that covers the challenges of implementing flexible working, teething problems with new technology, new techniques they’ve used to reduce waste and managing the shift in culture.

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Article written by Ayomi Rupasinghe | Published 20 May 2016


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