The Covid-19 pandemic, mixed with rising interest rates and the cost of living crisis have acted as a catalyst for change where new trends and innovations have transformed the way offices appear and are used. The rise of remote work and an increased understanding of employee expectations has led to companies adapting or moving offices to best suit their company and staff’s needs.
During 2023 so far we’ve seen an increase in the use of:
- AI and Machine Learning to help offices run more efficiently
- Collaborative work spaces
- Greater Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSR)
- Resimercial designs
- Biofilia designs
So let’s explore the latest trends and innovations you could introduce to your office space.
The use of AI and Machine Learning
Machine learning and AI is becoming increasingly popular within offices as they can be used to automate tasks and increase efficiency. For example, there are AI-powered smart buildings that can monitor and control lighting, heating and ventilation. Machine learning can also be used to predict and prevent maintenance issues as well as to create personalised work environments that support and enhance employee productivity and comfortability.
People are looking for more open and collaborative workspaces
This style of workspace is becoming increasingly popular, as flexible layouts help to increase productivity and collaboration. They tend to have a mix of meeting rooms, breakout rooms and shared spaces where employees can go to different areas for a change of scenery, to focus on their work or to have their lunch away from their desk.
These types of workspaces also help create internal relationships, allowing businesses to build a strong company culture, as they put employees first by offering multiple working spaces that suit different people’s needs and preferences.
Companies are implementing greater Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability (CSR)
This means that offices are focussing on including eco-friendly materials and products within the construction and decoration of their office spaces.
Businesses implementing CSR also introduce things like waste reduction and recycling programmes and sustainable practices, such as bike to work schemes that can improve the companies overall environmental impacts.
While CSR practices reduce their carbon footprint, it also helps to attract and retain environmentally conscious employees that may implement some of these processes into their home life, helping make a difference to the planet.
If you’re looking at increasing your Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability, it’s a great way to help save the planet while boosting productivity and overall well being of your staff.
The rise of Resimercial design
With more and more people working hybrid we’re seeing a move toward balanced work and home environments. This essentially means that people are looking for the company’s office spaces to have the familiarity and comfort of being at home.
This can be achieved through designing spaces with industry furniture that has the cosiness that your home furniture would have. This therefore encourages employees to commute to the office regularly.
The move toward Biophilia designs
This trend focuses on the relationship between humans and nature, by introducing natural products and materials into spaces. You could introduce this to your office space by adding planters on top of desks and cabinets or through using freestanding dividers with plant shelves and moss panels.
Encouraging this within your company can improve air quality within rooms, boost moods and increase productivity.
Leasing office space with Millennium Point
Here at Millennium Point we have a range of both long term and short term office spaces available, centred in the heart of Birmingham.
With flexible ownership options and a friendly team of staff on site to help you with your every need, we’re sure that we’ve got a space perfect for you!
To discover more about our available properties and how they could suit your business’ needs, get in touch with us today!
Finding an office space can be difficult and committing to buying a property can be scary, especially in these uncertain times.
With the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, increased interest rates and the cost of living crisis many business owners are looking for new ways to navigate these uncertain times more comfortably.
This makes Millennium Point’s office spaces the perfect option as our flexible properties offer lease conditions and benefits that could be perfect for you! So let’s explore why our office spaces are an excellent option for the next step in your business.
Why Millennium Point?
Here at Millennium Point we don’t just provide office spaces. In fact you’ll be located within a business that centres charity work and amazing events at the heart of their values and services.
We provide excellent opportunities for you to attend public events where you can network and enjoy quality time with your clients and colleagues. Our services give us a unique edge compared to other offices around the Birmingham area, as we’re involved with the local community through offering STEM grants to schools around the West Midlands, as well as offering scholarships to students attending Birmingham City University, located only next door to us. We also work with local businesses to help them host the best, seamless, events and meetings that are absolutely fuss free.
We’re award winning
Recently Millennium Point has won multiple awards relating to events, hospitality and sustainability. We’re proud to have been awarded the ‘most versatile venue up to 1,000 theatre style’ as well as ‘Venue of the year – local award’.
We’ve also received our greengage silver certification, showing that we’ve taken extensive measures to embrace environmental sustainability throughout our company. We achieved 55% on our sustainability evaluation and will be taking the right steps to achieve the platinum greengage certification.
We’re based in Birmingham’s Eastside, meaning we’re at the centre of a thriving community of educators, businesses and innovators. While you’ll be surrounded by incredible people and businesses, we have remained at the forefront of driving development and investment into the Eastside area, currently known as Birmingham’s Knowledge Quarter.
Choosing to locate your office space at Millennium Point will place you near motorway and bus links as well as being able to easily access New Street, Snow Hill and Moor Street Stations, making it easy for you, your staff and customers to access the office.
We’re also a short walk from Birmingham City centre, meaning you’ll have plenty of shopping and dining opportunities for both your staff and clients.
If you plan on holding any events or large meetings there’s also a range of hotels close by with both affordable and more expensive options for your staff and clients preferences.
Nearby hotels include:
What makes Millennium Point different?
Here at Millennium Point we’re proud of the range of excellent services we offer that makes every event attendee’s experience with us unique.
Some of the things that make us different include:
- Offering a vibrant hub of activity all year round that includes things like public events and exhibitions
- We have a range of in-house meeting and events spaces great for those looking to host in different and exciting spaces, such as our giant screen auditorium
- We have 24 hour security ensuring your office space and everything in it is protected day and night
- Our commercial activity funds the Millennium Point Charitable Trust, which invests over £4.9 million into improving STEM education in the West Midlands
What businesses are already here?
Being located in the centre of Birmingham means you’re surrounded by lots of exciting businesses, helping you build your network and client list. We already have three fantastic businesses leasing property, including:
- Birmingham City University
- Mulino Birmingham
- Bader Media Entertainment CIC
We have a variety of spaces available for both short and long term leases, including:
Engine is located on the fourth floor overlooking the conservator, giving you a private and quiet office space away from the busy footfall of the lower floors.
The office space benefits from:
- A second office space and private board room perfect for team meetings and interviews
- A kitchen for your staff to take a break
- Natural daylight to help boost mood and productivity
- Short term lease
Station Studios has multiple sized rooms, suitable for dance groups, yoga classes and acting rehearsals and benefits from:
- Mirrored and non-mirrored rooms
- Secure storage rooms
- LED lighting
- Short term lease
Shuttle is located at the heart of Millennium Point, but still offers the peace and quiet you require. Key features in this space include:
- A smaller office that great for meetings or hosting guests
- A small stage, ideal for speaker sessions
- LED lighting
- Short term lease
Cab is situated on the third floor of Millennium Point and is away from the busyness of Millennium Point, giving you the peace and quiet you need. The space benefits from:
- Having a smaller office for meetings or hosting guests
- LED lighting
- It’s self-contained
- Short-term lease
Curzon view is suited for multiple uses, perfect for all of your businesses needs. It’s key features include:
- Incredible views of Eastside Park and the Development of the new Curzon Station
- Kitchen and reception areas
- LED lighting
- AV equipment
- Air conditioning
- Long-term lease
To discover more about our properties and how they could be right for you, get in touch with us today!