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Spacelab takes over April's edition of Mix Interiors magazine

Spacelab takes over April's edition of Mix Interiors magazine

Posted on April 21, 2017

This month Spacelab have taken over the April edition of Mix Interiors magazine with the design of the logo for the front cover and a six-page feature on our 15th anniversary.

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Our highlights from Milan Design Week 2017

Our highlights from Milan Design Week 2017

Posted on 13 April 2017

Milan Design Week took place last week (4th-9th April). The city was transformed into a canvas of colour and creativity – premiering the latest trends in design. Our interior designers, ...

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How do our brains navigate through a space?

How do our brains navigate through a space?

Posted on 3 April 2017

Over the last 11 years at Spacelab, our focus has gone beyond the aesthetics of buildings and spaces to understanding their deeper structure and impact on the way they’re used in daily life. We ...

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How can we improve productivity? Spacelab tell the Parliamentary Design Commission how...

How can we improve productivity? Spacelab tell the Parliamentary Design Commission how...

Posted on 30 March 2017

We all interact with the buildings and spaces each and every day but these are only on the fringes of government policy. The ‘People and places: design of the built environment and behaviour’ ...

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Our 15 design predictions for the next 15 years

Our 15 design predictions for the next 15 years

Posted on 15 March 2017

It's the 15th of the month and as part of our 15th birthday celebrations we've asked 15 people in our interiors team to share their top design predictions for the next 15 ...

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We're celebrating our team for international women’s day

We're celebrating our team for international women’s day

Posted on 8 March 2017

With women making up 69% of our total team (up from 62% in December 2015), international women’s day is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate all of the women shaping Spacelab, our clients’ ...

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Meet us at MIPIM

Meet us at MIPIM

Posted on March 7, 2017

Some of our team, Andrew Budgen, Kara Wood, Nathan Lonsdale, Robin Lonsdale and Rosie Haslem will be at MIPIM 2017.

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The start of our 15th anniversary celebrations

The start of our 15th anniversary celebrations

Posted on 3 March 2017

On Thursday 16th February we ‘kicked off’ our 15th anniversary celebrations with some of our key partners from over the years.

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Happy 15th birthday to us!

Happy 15th birthday to us!

Posted on 15 January 2017

There’s no ‘January blues’ at Spacelab this year, as 2017 is the year we celebrate turning 15!

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OnOffice launched their Power List 2016 and we're in it!

OnOffice launched their Power List 2016 and we're in it!

Posted on December 20, 2016

Our Director of Workplace Consultancy has been listed as one of the most influential people within the industry by OnOffice Magazine.

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Five tips for designing a workspace that improves staff wellbeing

Five tips for designing a workspace that improves staff wellbeing

Posted on 8 August 2016

Staff wellbeing is increasingly on the radar of the HR function in businesses. However, the impact that the design of the space can have upon it, is often missed.

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Workplace wellbeing: designing spaces for people

Workplace wellbeing: designing spaces for people

Posted on 12 July 2016

On Thursday 9th June, we hosted a workplace wellbeing breakfast event with Urbano Network and University of London. The guests that attended were from a wide variety of industries with common ...

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Why Spacelab ‘walked to space and back’ for Sport Relief

Why Spacelab ‘walked to space and back’ for Sport Relief

Posted on 22 March 2016

On Friday 18th and Monday 21st March, we ‘walked to space and back’, within the confines of our workplace.

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Virgin Money Chester is featured in The Chester Chronicle

Virgin Money Chester is featured in The Chester Chronicle

Posted on February 22, 2016

Spacelab’s latest office design for Virgin Money’s credit card team in Chester has been featured in The Chester Chronicle.

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FX Magazine features Virgin Money's new space

FX Magazine features Virgin Money's new space

Posted on January 27, 2016

Virgin Money's new lounge at Haymarket, London is featured in FX Magazine.

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The Lab is featured in The Other Office 2

The Lab is featured in The Other Office 2

Posted on January 6, 2016

"Spacelab’s aim for designing the firm’s own new workplace was to realise a creative hub that can showcase its unique evidence-based approach."

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Mix Interiors October 2015

Mix Interiors October 2015

Posted on January 4, 2016

"Integrating the softer, more relaxed setting and aesthetic of cafés, bars, restaurants and hotel lobbies creates environments that support and encourage interaction, and provide a comfortable, ...

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Welcome to Spacelab’s second Advent blog

Welcome to Spacelab’s second Advent blog

Posted on 23 December 2015

The end of another year presents us with an opportunity to look back and take in all of our achievements and changes over the year, and to look to the future for more exciting times ahead for our ...

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Ros Pomeroy discusses wellbeing in the workplace with FX Magazine

Ros Pomeroy discusses wellbeing in the workplace with FX Magazine

Posted on November 9, 2015

Our Research Director Ros Pomeroy was invited to discuss wellbeing in the workspace with FX Magazine. Access the full article

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The business of change – insights from the CoreNet Global Summit

The business of change – insights from the CoreNet Global Summit

Posted on 14 October 2015

Spacelab attended the CoreNet Global Summit in London on 17 and 18 September 2015. The theme of the conference ...

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We opened our doors for Open House London 2015

We opened our doors for Open House London 2015

Posted on 21 September 2015

On Saturday 19th September 2015, we opened up our office, ‘The Lab’, to the general public for Open House London. The space was ...

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Spacelab's first golf day

Spacelab's first golf day

Posted on September 14, 2015

On 11 September 2015, Spacelab's first golf day got off to a flying start as staff, clients and suppliers tee-med up for a day of healthy competition and networking.

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Spacelab complete interior scheme for mcgarrybowen

Spacelab complete interior scheme for mcgarrybowen

Posted on August 18, 2015

After acquiring 8,000sq.ft in the iconic Grade II listed Heal's building on Tottenham Court Road, advertising agency mcgarrybowen turned to us to design and implement their interior scheme in just ...

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Spacelab completes new Press Box for Goodwood Racecourse

Spacelab completes new Press Box for Goodwood Racecourse

Posted on August 12, 2015

Spacelab were tasked to design a new Press Box for Goodwood Racecourse. The new space needed to house up to 130 journalists on key race days and be used flexibly as workspace and events throughout ...

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Designing Buildings For People

Designing Buildings For People

Posted on 18 July 2015

Most of us spend the majority of our waking hours in buildings: schools, universities, offices, research labs, libraries, hospitals, shopping malls etc. Most of them were designed to be ...

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Spacelab at the Space Syntax Symposium

Spacelab at the Space Syntax Symposium

Posted on 17 July 2015

Spacelab were delighted to sponsor this week’s Space Syntax Symposium, the tenth biennial coming together of scholars, practitioners ...

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Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 3. Finding the perfect property

Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 3. Finding the perfect property

Posted on 3 July 2015

Over the last two weeks you’ve been reading about the

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Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 2. Time to ditch the desk?

Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 2. Time to ditch the desk?

Posted on 25 June 2015

Our latest thinking on evidence-based design and its merits in providing spatial solutions that fit people have culminated in an academic paper, published recently in the

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Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 1. Best laid seating plans

Three unexpected ways to boost your office potential – 1. Best laid seating plans

Posted on 18 June 2015

Our latest thinking on evidence-based design and its merits in providing spatial solutions that fit people have culminated in an academic paper, published recently in the

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Sit? Stand? Move!

Sit? Stand? Move!

Posted on 4 June 2015

As you are reading this, you are probably sitting. So am I, writing this blog at the moment. Sitting is what most people do most of the time during their day, either at work, at home, or in ...

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Spacelab Completes New Office Fit Out for Mergermarket

Spacelab Completes New Office Fit Out for Mergermarket

Posted on May 29, 2015

Mergermarket’s relocation of their 350 staff from Pearson PLC was an opportunity for them to create an office to reflect their five brands and suit the ambitions of the growing ...

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Spacelab Shortlisted for Mixology Design Practice of the Year

Spacelab Shortlisted for Mixology Design Practice of the Year

Posted on May 27, 2015

Spacelab are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Design Practice of the Year in the Mix Interiors magazine Mixology awards. The award celebrates the highest levels of quality, ...

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Spacelab’s Kara Wood honored by Mix Interiors Magazine

Spacelab’s Kara Wood honored by Mix Interiors Magazine

Posted on 21 May 2015

Spacelab Director Kara Wood has been named one of Mix Interiors Magazine’s ‘Bright Young Things’ for 2015.

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Sharing our ideas with the Digital Shoreditch community

Sharing our ideas with the Digital Shoreditch community

Posted on 11 May 2015

Today, Rosie Haslem, Spacelab’s Associate Director of Workplace Consultancy, is presenting at

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It’s all about the layout!

It’s all about the layout!

Posted on 8 May 2015

After years and years of prophetic calls that the

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RIBA London Open Studios

RIBA London Open Studios

Posted on April 28, 2015

During the upcoming RIBA London Open Studios, part of the

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Spacelab women are leading the way

Spacelab women are leading the way

Posted on 5 March 2015

In January, RIBA president elect Jane Duncan started the inspiring Twitter campaign #seemejoinme, aimed ...

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Putting practice into theory: Spacelab lectures at UCL

Putting practice into theory: Spacelab lectures at UCL

Posted on 5 February 2015

Since the start of the academic year, Spacelab consultants Ros Pomeroy and Rosie Haslem have both delivered guest lectures to an international group of

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Serendipity, chance encounters and unplanned contact

Serendipity, chance encounters and unplanned contact

Posted on 13 January 2015

If you are interested in workplaces and how spatial design can influence business performance, you will quickly come across various opinions and buzzwords relating to the way people meet each ...

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The office: The New Generation

The office: The New Generation

Posted on December 8, 2014

"Workplace layouts can support business goals such as creativity and collaboration", says Kerstin Sailer, our evidence-based design expert, in an interview with British Airways Business ...

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Welcome to our Spacelab Advent Blog

Welcome to our Spacelab Advent Blog

Posted on 5 December 2014

We’re already feeling festive here at Spacelab and getting into the Christmas spirit with an advent blog, where we’ll be sharing our days leading up to Christmas with you. Every day ...

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We have won the Interiors Architect of the Year Award!

We have won the Interiors Architect of the Year Award!

Posted on December 3, 2014

The judges commented on our win:

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Welcome to our Spacelab Advent Blog

Welcome to our Spacelab Advent Blog

Posted on December 1, 2014

We’re already feeling festive here at Spacelab and getting into the Christmas spirit with an advent blog, where we’ll be sharing our days leading up to Christmas with you. Every day ...

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We are Architect of the Year Awards 2014 Finalists!

We are Architect of the Year Awards 2014 Finalists!

Posted on November 25, 2014

Now one of the UK’s largest gatherings of architects, the Architect of the Year Awards return for its 11th year and we are thrilled to have been shortlisted for 

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Data Driven Design – Presenting at WORKTECH 14 London

Data Driven Design – Presenting at WORKTECH 14 London

Posted on 18 November 2014

This week sees the annual WORKTECH 14 conference return to London with a packed two day programme ...

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Spatial Databases: Generating New Insights on Office Design and Human Behaviours in the Workplace

Spatial Databases: Generating New Insights on Office Design and Human Behaviours in the Workplace

Posted on 9 October 2014

In addition to day-to-day consultancy projects and working with clients to realise their ideal office, we also engage in original research. This allows us to generate new insights, systematically ...

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On the Benefits of Co-Location

On the Benefits of Co-Location

Posted on 11 July 2014

Seating arrangements in an office are known to shape our contact patterns: we tend to communicate most often with those sitting close to us. For this very reason,

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Death of the Desk: The Future is Flexible

Death of the Desk: The Future is Flexible

Posted on 13 May 2014

The first day at a new job used to mean getting the answer to that all important question: “so which is my office?”  In today’s mostly open plan environments, the same ...

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Better Buildings Through Data Driven Design. Or: So How Do We Know?

Better Buildings Through Data Driven Design. Or: So How Do We Know?

Posted on 1 May 2014

An article in yesterday’s Metro requested organisations to “

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Spacelab are leading the way...

Spacelab are leading the way...

Posted on February 20, 2014

Incisive Media’s recently ...

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On the Visibility of Power Relations: Spatial Reflections on Holacracy as the Latest Organisation Trend

On the Visibility of Power Relations: Spatial Reflections on Holacracy as the Latest Organisation Trend

Posted on 15 January 2014

2014 started off with a lot of talk around the decision of shoe retailer Zappos to remove its hierarchies and job titles and become a so called 

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Spacelab shortlisted for refurbishment of RIBA's new home

Spacelab shortlisted for refurbishment of RIBA's new home

Posted on November 14, 2013

Spacelab are proud to have been shortlisted for the refurbishment of the RIBA's new home.

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Spacelab in The Sunday Times

Spacelab in The Sunday Times

Posted on September 18, 2013

Spacelab appeared in this weekend's Sunday Times' property supplement. Focussing on home renovations the piece looked at extensions and conversions from "the top 25 architects du jour". Our ...

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Spacelab appear of ITV's This Morning

Spacelab appear of ITV's This Morning

Posted on June 7, 2013

Spacelab appeared on ITV's This Morning this week, alongside Diarmuid Gavin to explain the story behind our Friend's Garden on the rooftop of Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Queen's Road submitted for planning

Queen's Road submitted for planning

Posted on June 7, 2013

Spacelab submitted our scheme at Queen's Road in Peckham for planning this week.

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