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‘Rethinking and Reimagining Glasgow’ BCO Event

24 April, 2024

In the first of two  events in partnership with the British Council for Offices, we took a deep dive into  what kind of workspace is the future for both Glasgow and its next generation’.

In her first appearance in Scotland, leading a panel discussion in September, at a lunchtime event for BCO members hosted by Skypark, the new president of the British Council for Offices (BCO) said she does not expect there to be a “mandated” return to pre-pandemic working models which compelled people to attend their place of employment every day.

Despina Katsikakis, an executive partner at global commercial property firm Cushman & Wakefield, said blended models giving people the scope to work from home along with opportunities to interact with colleagues in person will be the future of office life.

This view was echoed by Skypark occupier Richard Scott CEO of award winning company Axis Animation who took part in the panel, alongside Adam Purvis from Dark Matters Labs and Alisdair Gunn, Head of Glasgow City Innovation District.

All agreed people now want to spend time in “inspiring” places when connecting with colleagues in person.  People want to have flexibility in how and when and where they work, but social connection continues to be a significant driver of place.

The second  event in series will take place on 24th April, themed on ‘Rethinking and Reimagining Glasgow’. In this follow up event, we will explore themes around rethinking and reimagining an exciting, dynamic, productive and ecologically healthy  future for Glasgow that includes and engages our young people.

The discussion will also focus on the human aspects,  social interaction, learning, anxiety, the future of mental health and society and how isolation predominates. How can workplaces properly adapt?

Have your say in ‘Rethinking and Reimaging Glasgow’. To book your place contact loraine@skypark-glasgow.com