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Will Lewis on 10 years of OBI

Posted by OBI

Posted 3 February, 2020 OBI BLOG

OBI is 10 years old and I’ve loved every minute of the past decade. There have been plenty of highs, but the journey hasn’t been without its challenges. When I think back, we must have been ma...

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OBI 5G refresher — featuring WiredScore

Posted by Rob Prescott

Posted 23 January, 2020 OBI BLOG

Download PDF The roll out of 5G is progressing across the world, there are several reasons to be excited when considering how this will affect workspace in the future. This blog will re...

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To good health?

Posted by Oliver Stainsby

Posted 10 December, 2019 OBI BLOG

The NHS is once again the topic of hot debate, being thrust centre stage in the General Election with various promises tabled by the respective parties. There are no doubt strains and challenges ahea...

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How do you solve a problem like… workspace design? Introducing OBI Swish

Posted by Jessica England

Posted 20 November, 2019 OBI BLOG

I’ve been working in interior design for seven years and over the course of that time I have always been frustrated at the time-consuming traditional approach to office design. We love collabora...

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Leeds and co-working: what next?

Posted by Rob Prescott

Posted 11 November, 2019 OBI BLOG

It might not be making many headlines, but the appetite among businesses for co-working and managed workspaces has shown no signs of slowing in Leeds and other key regional cities through 2019. Th...

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Walk this way – what a £20m pedestrianisation project will do for Leeds

Posted by Oliver Stainsby

Posted 11 November, 2019 OBI BLOG

One thing we’ve heard and seen a lot down the years, in masterplans and development launches, is people talk about a “European-style café culture,” usually side by side with “the 24-hour city...

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Introducing Arbeta

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 7 August, 2019 OBI BLOG

Manchester’s become pretty good at digital hubs over the last few years (All Works & Social, SpaceportX, Beehive Mill, amongst others) – and they all owe a debt to The Sharp Project, the city’s ...

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Beyond the Millennials

Posted by Nicola Woods

Posted 23 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

With different generations wanting different things, workplace design is in a state of flux. OBI’s Nicky Woods looks at who’s driving the market and how things are changing Workplace design fee...

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Uncertainty & Flexibility – Hand in Hand

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

In 2016, we released a blog with a strong message to landlords: ‘Adapt or Die’. The blog was intended to act as a warning, something to educate non-believers in the world of property that landlord...

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Studio OBI & My Role in OBI Explained

Posted by Joe Averill

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

A few people have recently asked, why has a real estate advisory launched a creative agency and what does that mean for your role at OBI? Here’s a little more context to explain what it means for ou...

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