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For the last few years Overbury has hosted a Music Night during the BCO’s annual conference and this year is no different, except we’re doing it with the BCO.

The conference is in Birmingham from 14-16 May 2014.

1 May 2014
BCO Music Video

On Tuesday April 29th, the British Council for Offices held the annual London and South East awards event.  Two of Overbury’s projects; BBC’s Broadcasting House and PwC’s One Embankment Place won their regional category awards, with the BCC also being nominated for a national category. 

29 Apr 2014
BBC New Broadcasting House, London

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
Office and workplace well-being
UK | 1 Nov 2012 UK

The Overbury FM Club met on Thursday 1st November to discuss a workplace issue that is becoming more and more prevalent, especially as workloads are getting heavier - employee well-being.  

London | 9 Oct 2012 London

Overbury hosted a seminar on Smart Buildings, on 10 October 2012, to address the following questions:  

What are Smart Buildings?

Why make them Smart?

Do we have the technology?

What are tenants prepared to pay more for?

Will Smart Buildings become the norm?