WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many citizens valuing the parks and outdoor spaces in their local neighbourhood more than ever before. And with Manchester about to get its first new city centre park in 100 years, are we at the start of a renaissance for urban green spaces?
At the height of the lockdown, ‘one hour a day’ outdoor exercise was one of...

PARKS REINVENTED?

PARKS REINVENTED?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

How easily can your business adapt its outdoor spaces to follow Covid-19 best-practice and government guidance as it changes suddenly?
In virtually every sector, as long as the risk of Covid-19 transmission exists, there are very good reasons to make more use of the outdoor spaces available on your premises. For example, managers of industrial sites are...

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Britain is experiencing a staycation boom as holidaymakers snub foreign holidays in 2020 in favour of trips to the best of what their home nations have to offer. According to BBC News, one holiday park on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales took 300 bookings in just one day shortly after the prime minister announced a relaxation of holiday restrictions in early...

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Going to the beautiful game will be a very different experience when English, Scottish and Welsh football supporters get the green light to watch games in person in the 2020-21 season. Social distancing measures will need to be in place at all public gatherings for months to come, but football supporters could be allowed to return for next season’s games as early...

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Outdoor teaching spaces are going to be an important part of the educational mix for the autumn term and beyond as we seek to maintain social distancing and prevent a return of COVID-19.
But how suitable for teaching are the outdoor spaces adjacent to your school buildings? Is the infrastructure in place to teach high quality, engaging lessons that make...

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

First impressions count when it comes to attracting customers to a bar, café or restaurant, and nowhere is this more so than in outdoor dining spaces. But how well-prepared are your premises?
Consumers’ appetite for al fresco dining or a casual drink in the open air can quickly diminish if outdoor seating areas are poorly presented and ill-equipped. Get...

COULD COVID-19 DRIVE A RETHINK OF OUTDOOR SPACE DESIGN?

COULD COVID-19 DRIVE A RETHINK OF OUTDOOR SPACE DESIGN?

Sunday, 24 May 2020

The coronavirus lockdown and enforced social distancing has resulted in many of us spending much more time than ever outdoors. In addition to the increased levels of outdoor activity that many people have been indulging in, queueing outside shops and other public and commercial buildings has become the new norm.
It is a shift that has prompted a debate about...