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Real estate - in particular the workplace - is being recognised as a key tool in business success.  The right workplace will attract the best talent and will retain them by providing an environment in which they can be most productive and achieve their potential.   

8 Apr 2014
Overbury Workplace Seminar - Let's Stick Together

FM Club members assembled for a breakfast seminar on 27 February 2014, investigating how to improve both the energy performance and value of buildings. The group was addressed by Chris Jofeh, Global Buildings Retrofit Leader at Arup, who stressed that retrofitting is not just about the buildings but also about people and business.  

27 Feb 2014

Overbury’s research into the reality of agile working in UK workplaces identified some surprising barriers to this new way of working:

  • Three in four office workers complain that a "culture of presenteeism" stops them working flexibly
  • Yet seven in ten claim to get through twice as much work at home
  • Interestingly, pressure to be present is heaviest on youngsters, managers and those in creative industries
26 Feb 2014
Graphy showing presenteeism across industry sectors

The refurbishment of PwC’s Embankment Place HQ has surpassed the sustainability achievements of its new build offices at 7 More London Riverside, achieving a landmark 96.31% BREEAM Outstanding score. This complex refurbishment has in fact surpassed all other buildings BREEAM achievements to date in both new build and existing structures.

6 Dec 2013
PwC BREEAM Outstanding Refurbishment

The 14th November 2013 saw the curtain rise on Evita and the new state-of-the art Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation theatre, developed by Overbury for Arts Educational Schools (ArtsEd), Chiswick. 

15 Nov 2013
ArtsEd theatre refurbishment

Overbury today launches the Alliance Agreement, a pioneering partnering contract tailored to the specific needs of complex fit out projects.  The contract breaks with traditional agreements by aligning each party’s objectives to ensure collective accountability.

14 Nov 2013
Overbury Alliance Agreement

Japanese pharmaceutical company Astellas Pharma claimed the prize of National Winner for Fit Out of a Workplace at the British Council for Offices (BCO) awards on October 1st.

1 Oct 2013
Office fit out London, office refurbishment London

The Australian Business Awards has recognised ISIS as recipients of The Australian Business Award for Service Excellence in its industry classification for 2013 based on the efforts they’ve made to drive a Perfect Delivery program throughout their business. 

21 Jul 2013
Australian Business awards

Overbury has completed Phase One of the police station refurbishment for the Metropolitan Police Authority at Jubilee House in Putney, London. The refurbishment and modernisation of the 30 year old site was geared towards improving building performance and maximising floor density by establishing agile working open floor plans. 

15 Jul 2013
Agile working office fit out

Overbury received recognition for high quality interior fit out at this year’s British Council for Offices Regional Awards, winning best Fit Out of Workplace in the Midlands and the South of England.

19 May 2013
Astellas, Chertsey, office fit out
BBC office fit out in Manchester
Manchester | 4 Oct 2012 Manchester

Back in April 2012 Overbury held a seminar in London focussing on the prevailing and emerging trends in the workplace and how these changes can be harnessed to increase business success.  Guest speakers presented on where technology is heading, activity based working, collaborative workspaces and the new tech-savvy ‘Generation Y’ entering the workplace.

Rethink environmental poster competition for students
UK | 20 Sep 2012 UK

Overbury has teamed up with the National Student and boutique creative agency studioeleven to engage students in exploring new ways to communicate environmental messages within the construction industry.