The spread of COVID-19 has forced the mass closure of workspace and the implementation of work-from-home policies in the majority of industries.

As the UK contemplates easing lockdown measures, businesses are having to consider what the world of work will look like in the “new normal”. But what does that “new normal” look like and will it ultimately mean the end of office space as we know it?

For some businesses, the “new normal” initially may mean “virus-proofing” their offices through short-term fixes, new working patterns and long-term design upgrades that put hygiene at the heart of workplace planning.  Businesses with denser patterns of occupation (for example, tech companies), may even find that they require more space in order to achieve social distancing and to encourage the return to the office.

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