More than a third of large companies intend to reduce the area of leased offices, almost the same number are planning, on the contrary, to expand them, Report informs referring to the survey of the Knight Frank consulting company.
The survey involved nearly 400 international companies with a total of more than 10 million employees. Some 30 percent of respondents will expand their rented premises over the next three years, 35 percent want to keep their area the same, another 35 percent plan to reduce it.
Every fourth tenant plans to move to a new office after the pandemic, 38 percent of them intend to do so within the next three years. Some 59 percent of companies surveyed rated their remote work experience as positive or overwhelmingly positive. This is while 47 percent of companies intend to improve the quality of their premises over the next three years, 46 percent will add new services and amenities for employees. 55 percent of survey participants want to create more collaboration spaces in offices.
Among the amenities to be added to offices, most often the attention of tenants is attracted by check-in terminals with food and drinks (65%), a gym (47%), parking and storage spaces for bicycles (46%), secluded spaces for rest and relaxation (45%), as well as pick-up points for orders (45%). In general, the companies are not planning to give up their offices. 90% of tenants named office space as a strategic tool for their business.