Press Coverage


https://www.propertyweek.com/insight/grey-space-lessons-for-landlords/5114685.article
Property Week • June 2021
If traditional CRE landlords had previously been deaf to the siren song of flexible workspace, the emergent phenomenon of ‘grey space’ is now prompting increasing numbers of landlords to listen closely.
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Investment in Tech Will Help Landlords Save Money – And the Environment
This Week In FM • June 2021
Investment in technology will be essential to allow commercial property owners to reach UK 2050 net-zero emission goals, according to PropTech experts. The built environment contributes 40 per cent of the UK’s carbon footprint, while 80 per cent of buildings that will be in use by 2050 have already been constructed.
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Office needs an upgrade to show home workers what they’re missing – Director at leading IT solutions provider
UK News Group • June 2021
With workers reticent to return to the workplace, concerned chief executives on both sides of the Atlantic need to work with facilities managers to enhance the appeal of the office and technology will be fundamental in proving that the office is a better workplace than home.
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WHAT CAN TRADITIONAL LANDLORDS LEARN FROM FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE?
AllWork.Space • May 2021
It is not surprising that landlords are increasingly taking note of the potential of the UK flexible workspace sector, with supply continuing to grow by 4% in 2020 despite repeated national lockdowns.
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Grey space: A flexible opportunity?
UK News Group • May 2021
With workers reticent to return to the workplace, concerned chief executives on both sides of the Atlantic need to work with facilities managers to enhance the appeal of the office and technology will be fundamental in proving that the office is a better workplace than home.
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The risks – and rewards – of each route into the flex market
EGI Radius • May 2021
Space-as-a-service, or SPaaS, has been heralded as the future of the office. With landlords looking to be seen as more than just traditional "rent collectors", capitalising on the flex space market’s imminent return to pre-pandemic enquiry levels could well provide a viable route to sustained success.
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Grey space: A flexible opportunity?
i-FM • May 2021
Grey space, those areas that now look like being surplus floorspace, might well present an opportunity for office occupiers to invest in new flexible workspace.
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Good office ventilation just the start
Property WEEK • May 2021
The pandemic has not been the death of the office. But there is no doubt that businesses, landlords and workspace operators must take steps to bolster people’s confidence in workplace safety post lockdown.
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Technology is key to success in flexspace
i-FM • April 2021
The recent easing of lockdown and reopening of pubs, shops and outdoor spaces has re-energised discussions surrounding the return to offices.
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Technology is the key to office return
Smart Buildings Magazine • April 2021
Richard Morris, director of technologywithin says that technology is key to providing attractive workspaces as employees return to the office. Technology is now a key structural component of commercial real estate, and truly “smart” office space is increasingly in demand, as companies place a premium on sustainability, as well as staff productivity and wellbeing.
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Flexspace Could be a Lifeline for Retail Landlords to Ensure Post-Pandemic Growth
CoStar • April 2021
COVID-19 has paused many aspects of our lives, but it looks to have only accelerated the decline of high street retail. Consumers are increasingly shopping online, and swathes of retail space have been left unoccupied. Indeed, the acquisition of Topshop by Asos alone has left 500 shops empty, whilst the purchase of Debenhams by Boohoo signals the closure of 124 stores.
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UNDERSTANDING ‘GREY SPACE’ AND WHY THERE’S SUDDENLY SO MUCH OF IT
PROPERTY WEEK • March 2021
With large corporates such as Standard Chartered and Japanese telecommunications group Nippon Telegraph and Telephone now committing to make flexible workspace a part of their real estate strategy, the appetite for flex space among businesses of all sizes is not only recovering to pre-pandemic levels, but set to exceed them.
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UNDERSTANDING ‘GREY SPACE’ AND WHY THERE’S SUDDENLY SO MUCH OF IT
UK News Group • March 2021
Edward Crabtree joins the company as Director of Business Development, with a remit to work with Property Investors, Landlords and CRE partners to meet the growing demand for technologywithin’s services across the CRE industry.
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5 WAYS TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF YOUR FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE INTERNET BANDWIDTH
AllWork.Space • March 2021
Edward Crabtree joins the company as Director of Business Development, with a remit to work with Property Investors, Landlords and CRE partners to meet the growing demand for technologywithin’s services across the CRE industry.
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UNDERSTANDING ‘GREY SPACE’ AND WHY THERE’S SUDDENLY SO MUCH OF IT
AllWork.Space • April 2021
Grey space presents a number of opportunities within the commercial real estate sector for occupiers and workspace operators alike. 3.2 million square feet of grey space has hit the market since Covid-19, representing 106% growth over the last 12 months.
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5 WAYS TO MAXIMISE THE VALUE OF YOUR FLEXIBLE WORKSPACE INTERNET BANDWIDTH
AllWork.Space • March 2021
In spite of a turbulent year, flexible workspace operators can and should be optimistic about the resilience of the sector over the coming twelve months. Even as another lockdown hinders short-term recovery, there remain reasons for confidence in Boris Johnson’s recent prediction that workers will flood back to the office post-pandemic.
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Convert grey space into flex space to stay competitive, says industry panel
ProptertyWeek • March 2021
Landlords should incorporate flexible workspace offerings into office space that would be otherwise underused, according to an industry panel.
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The need for reliable Tech
FMUK • February 2021
In spite of a turbulent year, flexible workspace operators can and should be optimistic about the resilience of the sector over the coming twelve months. Even as another lockdown hinders short-term recovery, there remain reasons for confidence in Boris Johnson’s recent prediction that workers will flood back to the office post-pandemic.
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Post-pandemic sustainability: why tech and connectivity are the answer for future-proof BTR
PROPERTY WEEK • February 2021
Retail landlords are at the centre of a crisis on our high streets with growing customer preference for online shopping accelerated by repeated lockdowns. There could be further trouble ahead with the end to the eviction ban and reintroduction of business rates this spring.
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The need for reliable Tech
TBTECH • February 2021
A year of remote working, on and off home schooling and Zoom socialising has shown us just how invaluable it is to have strong connectivity and access to reliable tech. For workers in particular, this isn’t set to change post-COVID, with regular use of communication and collaboration tools now a standard for businesses.
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Taking steps towards sustainability: How local authorities can improve CRE offerings
PSSA • December 2020
When the Prime Minister unveiled his Ten Point Plan to help the UK achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, many people may have missed the reference to cutting-edge technology included under Point 10. However, for local authorities with commercial real estate (CRE) portfolios, embracing new technologies will be vital for remaining competitive in a market where sustainability concerns are becoming increasingly important.
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Post-pandemic sustainability: why tech and connectivity are the answer for future-proof BTR
BTR News • December 2020
The UK Government’s 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution has prompted new conversations on increasing sustainability across our economy, and the Build to Rent sector is no exception. While the UK aims to reach net-zero emissions by 2050, at current a staggering 19% of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions come from heating the places we live and work, with residential buildings accounting for over three-quarters of this even prior to calls to work from home during the pandemic.
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technologywithin Webinar: Maximising the Profitability of City‑Based Portfolios
FMUK • November 2020
Workspace technology provider technologywithin recently held a webinar on how landlords can maximise the profitability of their city-based portfolios, with technologywithin’s Richard Morris hosting property and proptech experts Rory Young (Wiredscore), Will Kinnear (HEWN), and Derrick Dickinson (Rio Designs).
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Even After the Pandemic, Hybrid Work Will Change the Office Forever
PROPMODO • November 24th, 2020
As we approach the end of the year, a second wave of rising cases of COVID-19 globally has once again raised the question about the future of the office. For a large number of us, it has brought many of the challenges of remote working to the fore, from ill-equipped home offices, sluggish WiFi, seemingly never-ending distractions, and declining productivity.
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How workspaces are adapting to tightened restrictions
This Week in FM • November 11th, 2020
The trend towards fitting buildings with free fibre can present significant risks for facilities managers, landlords and tenants in the long term. Jon Seal from technologywithin outlines why he feels this is the case.
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Members Spotlight: technologywithin
UK Proptech • November 11th, 2020
In our latest Members Spotlight Interview, we spoke with Jon Seal, Managing Director at technologywithin, an IT communications brand offering managed Wi-Fi, superfast fibre internet, voice and CRM software solution services to the UK coworking, flexible workspace and commercial real estate sectors.
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How workspaces are adapting to tightened restrictions
AllWork.space • September 25th, 2020
UK professionals are being encouraged to continue working from home after England’s spike in COVID-19 cases.
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Are flexible offices a lifeline for CRE landlords amid the high street crisis?
React News • September 24th, 2020
Landlords must re-evaluate the purpose of their commercial real estate.
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technologywithin Launch twiinmeet - The Ultimate Virtual Meeting Room Experience, Designed For Flexible Workspace
FMUK
technologywithin, the leading technology provider to the UK flexible workspace and CRE sectors, launch twiinmeet, the first meeting room AV solution specifically designed for the needs of shared workspaces.
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Finance Sector May Lead the Way in Shaping the New Normal for Employees
This Week in FM • July 13th, 2020
Richard Morris, Director at technologywithin, an IT services provider in the flexible workspace and commercial real estate sectors, agrees that systems that integrate with home networks will become important drivers of employee satisfaction.
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The three Ps that mean you should invest in smart building tech
CoStar • July 21st, 2020
A recent survey by CBRE found that increased numbers of occupiers are eyeing greater investment in smart building technology as a result of Covid-19.
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The future is flexible: how covid-19 will change London’s commercial real estate
NLA • June 30th, 2020
Ways of working have changed dramatically in the face of COVID-19; water cooler moments have morphed into zoom calls and kitchen tables have replaced desks.
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The three Ps that mean you should invest in smart building tech
AllWork.Space • June 11th, 2020
Remember the paperless office? For years, we were told advancing digitisation would banish our photocopiers and paper-reliant processes. While we have reduced our reliance on paper, it never happened.
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Why demand for flexible office space outside of the capital is set to grow
FMJ • September, 2020
Ways of working have changed dramatically in the face of COVID-19; water cooler moments have morphed into zoom calls and kitchen tables have replaced desks.
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Why the HQs of old will now need to be ‘miniature datacentres’
Radius Data Exchange • July 27th, 2020
Despite the gradual easing of lockdown measures, it seems unlikely that over the coming weeks employees across the UK will return to their workspaces as suddenly as they left them. Facebook has predicted that 50% of its workforce will be working remotely in a decade’s time. Others will undoubtedly follow suit in allowing more flexible practices to continue. In fact, surveys show that 71% of UK businesses plan to adopt flexible working permanently in the wake of Covid-19.
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