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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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OBI – A History of Innovation

Posted by OBI

Posted 16 July, 2019 OBI BLOG

At OBI we have a unique philosophy which places the client at the heart of every innovation we make, complemented by a hunger to remain at the forefront of the real estate industry, adopting the lates...

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Why are occupiers attracted to Managed Workspace?

Posted by Patrick Kennedy

Posted 29 March, 2019 OBI BLOG

Anyone who keeps half an eye on Manchester’s property market can’t help but have noticed that there’s been a marked increase in managed workspace in the city centre in recent years. Before th...

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