open-plan office


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open-plan office

A large space, divided by freestanding, partial-height partitions; usually designed to accommodate a large number of office workers.
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In the open-plan office case, only horizontal planes at heights of 0.
Denbighshire councillors have been told that the open-plan office will have to be converted at an extra cost.
Open-plan offices were introduced in the 1950s to improve communication between colleagues.
That's the advice from recruitment consultancy Office Angels, who say that even with open-plan offices, size matters.
Accommodation comprises an entrance lobby, open-plan office area, separate office, main warehouse and workshop, toilets and secure store area.
In 90 per cent of the research, the outcome of working in an open-plan office was seen as negative, with open-plan offices causing high levels of stress, conflict, high blood pressure, and a high staff turnover.
The development comprises spacious grade A, open-plan office accommodation, designed by Red Box Architects, from 4,400sq ft up to 20,000sq ft.
The 3,800 sq ft brand-new facility, part of the pounds 8 million ten-unit business park, includes extensive open-plan office accommodation in three wings, individual meeting rooms and a boardroom.
But the even, undifferentiated light that comes down from the ceiling of the open-plan office in which I am editing this leader, and in which so many of us have to work all the time is a hangover of Modernism, with its inheritance of some of the fiercer aspects of the Industrial Revolution, and its belief in universal standardized solutions to all humanity's needs.
The headquarters of Cellular Operations, Swindon, UK, designed in 2000 by Richard Hywel Evans, is a 9m high glass vault which curves like a ribcage over two floors of open-plan office space and tapers at one end to a bull-nose.
It offers a total of 22,235 sq ft of open-plan office accommodation on seven floors and accommodation is available in individual sites, from 2,587 sq ft.
Within Cuthbert House there is some open-plan office space too.