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The office of the future – how CCS can help you adapt to office space changes

Our category experts set out how we can support you with office space solutions with our framework.

The past year has seen an increase in home working and a change in how office space will be used in the future. 

The Government Business Magazine references findings from the 2021 Market Outlook Survey that organisations have already taken steps to introduce hybrid models of working and that 58% of organisations are reducing their office space. This means that employees could be spending most of their working week at home and leaving the office space as a place to meet for collaboration, employee training or in person meetings.

So what does this mean for office space?

Suppliers under lot 3 and 4 on our Logistics and Warehousing framework have told us they have seen the following changes:

  • consolidation of site locations
  • removing desks to make room for an open plan space, in one example reducing 1,000 desks to 140
  • more breakout/communal areas
  • using booking systems in order to use what desks are being left in the office
  • office space becoming a hub to meet for collaborations

How can we support you?

Our Logistics and Warehousing framework launched in October 2020 and is already helping the public sector with office relocations, removals and recycling. If you are about to redesign your office space to make room for people to safely collaborate in person, consolidate offices or remove furniture and equipment, then we are here to help you.

Why choose a framework?

  1. Compliant, cost effective and quick procurements underpinned by the Public Sector Contract (PSC)
  2. Pre-evaluated framework suppliers that includes regional and national SMEs together with larger global companies
  3. Offers a wide range of innovative products and services as well as tailored solutions
  4. Tried and tested methods for organisations to reach out to the market in order to determine the best solutions
  5. Our category teams can offer support and guidance around market capabilities, effective pricing structures and standardised contract terms

Social value matters

We place social value at the heart of our agreements and this first ever Logistics and Warehousing framework has suppliers carrying out the following:

  • turning redundant office furniture into filler for packaging
  • donating office furniture and equipment for charitable/good cause use
  • recycle items that are at the end of their working life
  • relocating redundant office equipment and furniture to employees homes, ensuring that items are not repurchased to enable employees to work from home
  • supporting local food banks by providing labour, transport and storage services free of charge

Next steps

To find out more information about the services offered under the framework, please visit our Logistics and Warehousing web page.

Alternatively, if you would like to speak to a category expert at CCS, please complete our short contact form and we will be in touch. You can also email us at info@crowncommercial.gov.uk or call us at 0345 410 2222.

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Original article link: https://www.crowncommercial.gov.uk/news/the-office-of-the-future-how-ccs-can-help-you-adapt-to-office-space-changes

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