Flexible workspace provider x+why has opened its first suburban site in Chiswick, potentially indicating upcoming trends for regional hubs rather than centralised HQs. The site at Chiswick Works W4, intends to meet local suburban demand for hybrid-working and allow people to work close to home on days when they don’t want to travel into central London. The BREEAM “Very Good” rated space is x+why’s first site targeted at remote workers offering the escape, community, fun, and focus that working from home can lack. Working near home can be a middle ground between working from home or going back to the office, so companies can offer a hub and spoke model. According to a Survation survey of 2,000 UK office workers, up to half would like to work near home in a serviced office or co-working space as well as working in their main office. The survey also found 53 per cent of UK office workers plan to work in the office and remotely, typically three days in the office and two remotely. Would a potential law change making home working a default right increase employee wellbeing or stifle innovation? The response to the government’s flexible…. Read Full Article Work Near Home – Is This British Start-Up The Airbnb for Flexible Working? HSBC’s Chief Executive has told a national newspaper that an entire executive floor of its Canary Wharf office is now to be used as meeting rooms and collaborative…. Read Full Article Employers Must Not Rush the Return to the Workplace, says CIPD. Despite calls from members of the UK government to end home working as soon as possible, new CIPD research has found that more employers reported increased productivity…. Read Full Article Virtual Receptionists and Monitoring Air Quality – Zoom’s Smart Updates.