THOMAS & Adamson has announced the business has committed to delivering more than two million square feet of office space across the UK as demand for ‘prime’ accommodation continues.
The Scottish-based construction and property consultant revealed it is delivering ‘several landmark projects’, providing both project and cost management services, as workers look to a return to the office following the Covid-19 pandemic.
This includes Osborne+Co’s One Central development in Glasgow, which will become JP Morgan and Chase’s European Technology Hub, creating 270,000 sq ft of Grade A office space across 13 floors.
In Edinburgh, the firm is providing cost management services on Baillie Gifford’s 280,000 sq ft, eight-floor office space, located at The Haymarket. The site is undergoing a major redevelopment by Qmile Group.
In London, for Crawley Borough Council, Thomas & Adamson is leading the development of a new build office and associated CAT B fit out. The project, which is a joint venture between Crawley Borough Council and Westrock, also includes the creation of a district heating network.
Also in London, redevelopment of existing space at 6 Mitre Passage and Gazprom is underway. The building will feature flexible workspaces to enable hot-desking options, clean-air ventilation systems and wellness facilities.
Thomas & Adamson is also supporting BT with several refurbishment and fit-out projects throughout the UK mainland and Northern Ireland.
John McGuire, partner at Thomas and Adamson, said, “As we see staff return to a physical workplace – whether that be in full or part time capacity – it is evident that there has been a significant shift in occupier requirements which has helped drive a robust stream of new business opportunities. Although the past 18 months have been challenging, we are encouraged by the significant increase in activity levels as organisations reimagine what they want their office place to look and feel like. Despite the increase in remote working, a physical location is still imperative to enable staff collaboration and is also critical to many firms’ corporate identity.
“Clients are looking to create new innovative environments which encourage employees to balance `the flexibilities of working from home with the benefits of a collaborative office environment. This, coupled with the requirement to provide first-class facilities which promote positive health and wellbeing, has accelerated modern day office space which I predict will continue to gather momentum as we place a greater importance on the environments in where we work.”