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Defining workplace consultancy

Defining workplace consultancy

We define and reflect on what to expect from a workplace consultancy, and the benefits it can have for your business. Find out more here.

29/08/2017 by David Murray

Oktra Summer Art Exhibition 2016

Oktra Summer Art Exhibition 2016

To encourage creativity and raise money for our chosen charity, Mind – we hosted a Summer Art Exhibition in our office over two weeks in August.

30/08/2016 by Judi MacLennan

6 things to see at designjunction 2016

6 things to see at designjunction 2016

As part of London Design Festival, we take a look at the 6 of the main events at designjunction - the cutting-edge design show coming this September.

30/08/2016 by Judi MacLennan

Workplace Futures: Our Top 5 Tech Trends 2016

Office Futures: Our Top 5 Tech Trends 2016

With many of our clients wanting to be on the cusp of innovation; we’ve gained insight into where the offices of the future might be heading.

14/04/2016 by Nic Pryke

The Healthy Workplace - Desking

The Healthy Workplace - Desking

When we talk about the healthy workplace we often speak of the value of investing in a great chair or clever lighting and technology but what about the ergonomics of your desk?

16/03/2016 by Nic Pryke

FX Design Seminar: Feel-good design

FX Design Seminar: Feel-good design

We recently spoke at FX magazine's annual Design Seminar, exploring what exactly constitutes as feel-good and healthy design.

07/03/2016 by David Osborne

#LoveWhereYouWork - Thoughts from Team Oktra

#LoveWhereYouWork - Thoughts from Team Oktra

In the spirit of our #LoveWhereYouWork campaign we thought we should find out what our Oktorians love most about their workspace. Here's what they had to say.

11/02/2016 by Jonathan Edwards

The Healthy Workplace - Storage

The Healthy Workplace - Storage

In our final post on ergonomics in the workplace, we reflect on the effects poor storage and cluttered offices can have on both our working environments and our minds.

29/01/2016 by Rob Gregory

Building The Smart Office

Building The Smart Office

Technology is changing both how we operate in our day-to-day lives and in our working world. Here, we explore how to stay ahead in the tech game and build the smart office.

15/01/2016 by Sonia Hudson

Bringing The Home Into The Workplace

Bringing The Home Into The Workplace

We explore how the home and workplace are becoming more and more interchangeable as people lean towards working in a more domestic environment.

16/12/2015 by Nic Pryke

The Healthy Workplace - Seating

The Healthy Workplace - Seating

Our third blog on ergonomics in the workplace focuses on how our office seating arrangements can impact our productivity, wellbeing and health.

29/10/2015 by David Murray

We're moving!

We're Moving Office!

It's time for us to pack up our things and say goodbye to Laser House as we make our preparations for our move to our new home at High Holborn! After ten weeks in the making our new workspace is ready!

21/10/2015 by Nic Pryke

The Healthy Workplace - Noise

The healthy workplace - Noise

Our second blog on ergonomics in the workplace focuses on how noise can impact our workplace. Noise is another intangible source of anxiety that puts stress on our ears, productivity and wellbeing.

08/09/2015 by Lara Conaway

Oktra Summer Art Exhibiton

Oktra summer art exhibition

Oktra brings the Tate to Clerkenwell this summer - between Wednesday 26th August and Wednesday 16th September, Oktra will be opening their offices to friends and families for the inaugural Summer Art Exhibition.

26/08/2015 by

The Healthy Workplace - Lighting

The healthy workplace - Lighting

In our first post on ergonomics in the workplace, we reflect on office lighting and how a few small changes can make a world of difference to both body and mind.

17/08/2015 by Paul Dare

Trends in the Workplace

Trends in the Workplace

In these highly volatile times the workplace is subject to fundamental changes. We evaluate the business, organisational and technical nature that drive the change.

24/07/2015 by Nic Pryke

BCO Conference 2015

BCO Conference 2015

Find out what we believe to be an interesting view from the British Council for Offices Conference 2015 on a macro city-wide scale, and its relevance to the office place.

25/06/2015 by Nic Pryke

The Healthy Workplace

The Healthy Workplace

We recently visited the Workplace Trends conference, which explored the theme of The Healthy Workplace. Check out our blog to see what effect this is having on the workplace.

21/04/2015 by Lara Conaway

BCO Chicago Round-Up

BCO Chicago Round-Up

This year’s British Council for Offices (BCO) Conference was held in Chicago, we discuss what our workplaces will be like according to BCO.

01/06/2015 by Nic Pryke

CoreNet 1BigDay

CoreNet 1BigDay

CoreNet Global’s UK Chapter held its 1BigDay Conference last month. We found it a refreshing take on the challenges faced by occupiers once change has taken place.

02/04/2015 by Nic Pryke

WeWork Launch Party

WeWork Launch Party

We sponsored the launch of WeWork's new offices in Soho, London on 27/02 which saw just over 300 people attend!

10/03/2015 by Rob Gregory

Rethinking the reception

Rethinking the reception

In this latest blog Shaun reveals his thoughts on the evolution of the traditional reception.

27/02/2015 by Nic Pryke

Maximising benefit from your office move

Maximising benefit from your office move

We look at OktraTalks ‘Maximising benefit from your office move’ event to provide an insight into the state of the property market and current office interior design trends.

09/02/2015 by Graham Preston

#Oktradiction

Read our latest blog to gain an insight into what we predicts will be the top trends in office interior design this year.

03/02/2015 by Nic Pryke

Introducing our Oktra Talks breakfast series

Introducing our ‘Oktra Talks’ breakfast series

In a world where staff retention and technology are dominating, we strive to provide our clients with all the ammunition they need to get the most out of their office move.

03/02/2015 by Lara Conaway

Construction Marketing Awards

Construction Marketing Awards

We are happy to announce,Oktra has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Branding & Positioning’ category in this year’s Construction Marketing Awards

28/11/2014 by Jonathan Edwards

The rise of coffee shop working

The rise of coffee shop working

The new BCO Guide to Specification 2014 identifies key drivers for change in the industry and one in particular caught our attention - ‘the rise of the coffee shop workplace’.

12/11/2014 by Nic Pryke

The digitally savvy workplace

The digitally savvy workplace

We share the benefits of a strategic approach to office design, discussing the impact technology has on productivity, efficiency and wellbeing.

02/10/2014 by Lara Conaway

BCO Guide to Specification 2014 overview

BCO guide to specification 2014 overview

This month, the British Council for Offices released the latest edition of their Guide to Specification 2014 – here's our overview!

21/10/2014 by Nic Pryke

London Design Festival 2014 Round Up

London design festival 2014 Round Up

Our team attended many inspiring events during the London Design Festival examining the latest trends at 100% Design. Here’s our round up from an office interior design perspective.

24/09/2014 by Nic Pryke

Workplaces and the senses

Workplaces and the senses

Our team offers an insight as to how you can turn your workplace into a business tool that increase staff productivity.

24/09/2014 by Sonia Hudson

The new-fangled ‘relaxed’ employer

The new-fangled ‘relaxed’ employer

With the rise of workplace densities, clients are using interior design to operate more efficiently in the office, whilst adapting to an increasing number of employees.

24/09/2014 by Judi MacLennan

How to choose your perfect office space

How to choose your perfect office space

We reflect on how you can approach your office fit out with total confidence. Get this right first time and the rest will be a breeze.

28/08/2014 by Lara Conaway

How much office space do I need?

How much office space do I need?

Variety of factors may find you needing more or less space than the average occupier. We've outlined some areas for consideration

19/08/2014 by Rob Gregory

The Death of the Desk

The death of the desk

We discusses the personal workspace, and the impact of flexible working and hot desking trending.

18/08/2014 by Judi MacLennan

Time is of the essence

Time is of the essence

We discuss how essential design and build is in competing for availability of office space in London.

15/08/2014 by Nic Pryke

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

Commercial office relocation or refurbishment is a big decision. Is your current workspace working hard enough for you?

07/08/2014 by Graham Preston

The workspace of the future?

The workspace of the future?

The workspace is continually changing. Erika keeps us up to speed on the latest trends in workplace design.

02/07/2014 by Erika Linghorn

Why you hate work

Why do you hate your work?

Can your workplace be used as a tool to engage and inspire? We look at The New York Times’ ‘Why you hate work’ piece based on research by The Energy Project to find out.

16/06/2014 by Bruce Pleckinger

Maximising Space in a Small Office

Maximising Space in a Small Office

If your existing office space is becoming cramped and doesn’t support your needs, it's time for a new change.

10/10/2013 by Peter O'Leary