What is the difference between agile working and flexible working?
We provide a simple definition of each term and explain how they differ.
13/10/2017 by Erika Linghorn
We provide a simple definition of each term and explain how they differ.
13/10/2017 by Erika Linghorn
We are delighted to be awarded with The Planet Mark™ Acre of Rainforest Certificate! Find out more here.
06/10/2017 by Lara Conaway
Find out which office trends are being driven by millennials and how you can adopt them.
21/09/2017 by Nic Pryke
We tackle some fundamental questions to help you understand the potential expenditure and budgetary requirements.
22/08/2017 by David Murray
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
We discuss the benefits and methods of creating a nutritiously savvy work environment to inspire wellbeing.
23/08/2017 by Lara Conaway
We look at how to improve employee wellbeing through mind nurturing in the workplace, and the benefits this has on businesses.
09/08/2017 by Judi MacLennan
We discuss the benefits fitness in and out of the office has on employee wellbeing, productivity and overall engagement.
01/08/2017 by Lara Conaway
Oktra are pursuing a WELL Building Certificate to further promote wellbeing in the office. Find out more here.
20/07/2017 by Judi MacLennan
We look at our favourite new trends from the 8th spectacular Clerkenwell Design Week, held in Farringdon London.
08/06/2017 by Judi MacLennan
Find out the typical costs of London office space before you make the critical decision to relocate in 2017.
02/02/2017 by David Murray
Office design is vital in a company’s status as forward thinking innovators. Is it time to consider innovation in your office?
12/12/2016 by Nic Pryke
We interviewed the Founder of iView - the most technologically advanced viewing facility in London. Find out how we created the largest client-viewing room in the UK.
12/10/2016 by Judi MacLennan
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
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
A successful workplace strategy starts with a strong foundation and effective planning. We explore 5 steps to keep you on track.
20/07/2016 by Nic Pryke
Selecting the right agent is key to the outcome of your building search. To ensure you find an agent who will guarantee success read here.
29/06/2016 by Ron Sales
The legal profession has held steadfast on maintaining their traditional working environment and ways of working. However, change is afoot.
21/06/2016 by Judi MacLennan
Avoid the pitfalls of poor planning and be assured you've got everything covered with our Essential Guide to Office Relocation.
21/06/2016 by David Murray
We are delighted to have been presented with a Bronze Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award for the build of our new Headquarters.
13/06/2016 by Lara Conaway
We explore 5 of our favourite new products and designs from the 7th spectacular Clerkenwell Design Week, held in Farringdon London.
08/06/2016 by Paul Dare
Increased demand for London office space has driven the rental costs higher than ever, so it is crucial to research when deciding to move.
09/05/2016 by James Hearn
Planning an office move can be daunting, time consuming and difficult to execute, especially if you don't have the right guidance and resources.
03/05/2016 by Martin Knott
Technology experts Viastak give us their insight into future-proofing workplaces in 2016.
20/04/2016 by Jonathan Edwards
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
As a team of creatives, designers and entrepreneurs, we are pioneers of forward-thinking technology and how it can benefit our workspace.
05/04/2016 by Judi MacLennan
We offer a range of free services to support all prospective clients with each stage of their office fit out process.
29/03/2016 by Jonathan Edwards
We explore the assessment tool designed to help organisations achieve more sustainable fit-outs and construction projects.
22/03/2016 by Lara Conaway
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
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
We are delighted to announce we have won a Considerate Constructors Scheme National Site Award for our office build at 322 High Holborn.
01/03/2016 by David Osborne
A great company culture should be reflected in great office design. Does your office love where it works? We look at the relationship between design and culture.
18/02/2016 by Judi MacLennan
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
Can transforming your office transform your business? We caught up with past clients to find out the impact their new office design has had on their company.
08/02/2016 by Cheré Falconer
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
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
Agile working was a big workplace trend for 2015 and it looks like it will be just as popular this year. We have a few handy tips on how to get it right.
15/01/2016 by Nic Pryke
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
Our visit to the Workplace Trends summit last month prompted us to further explore the relationship between your working environment and wellbeing.
02/12/2015 by Judi MacLennan
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
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
A round up of our highlights from this year's London Design Festival.
06/10/2015 by Nic Pryke
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 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.
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
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
We discuss various hot topics relating to the workplace and satisfaction, raised by The Think FM conference in Kings Place, London.
01/07/2015 by Nic Pryke
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
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
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
Oktra has been selected to deliver WeWork’s largest co-working office in the UK. Find out more on this exciting new project here.
07/04/2015 by Nic Pryke
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
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
In this latest blog Shaun reveals his thoughts on the evolution of the traditional reception.
27/02/2015 by Nic Pryke
We take a look at occupancy efficiency and how we can maximise your existing space.
21/10/2014 by Paul Dare
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
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
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
Read our summary of Work Design Magazine’s latest blog and arm yourself with the essential workplace insights you’ll need to get a head start in 2015.
15/01/2015 by Nic Pryke
As office interior design specialists we thought we’d share an overview of some of the key themes that have caught our attention, and what might make an impact in 2015.
06/01/2015 by Judi MacLennan
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
This month we attended the Workplace Week Convention, which was focused around the workplace revolution.
20/11/2014 by Nic Pryke
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
Read how designing for inclusion can affect the workplace, based on Workplace Trends conference.
28/10/2014 by Nic Pryke
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
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
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
Found out the benefits of the round versus the angular, inspired by a sensory marketing specialist from Oxford University at 100% Design this year.
24/09/2014 by Paul Dare
You may have seen our tweet from 100% Design about this very topic. We are so passionate about it that we’ve decided to write a blog on the topic.
24/09/2014 by Lara Conaway
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
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
We've put together 10 easy steps for you to follow to make sure your office relocation is a storming success!
02/09/2014 by Cheré Falconer
We’ve outlined some tips from our internal and external experts to help you get started with your office relocation.
01/09/2014 by David Murray
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
We look at how technology, media and telecoms are leading the way in interior office design based on research by the British Council for Offices.
21/08/2014 by Nic Pryke
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
We discusses the personal workspace, and the impact of flexible working and hot desking trending.
18/08/2014 by Judi MacLennan
We discuss how essential design and build is in competing for availability of office space in London.
15/08/2014 by Nic Pryke
Commercial office relocation or refurbishment is a big decision. Is your current workspace working hard enough for you?
07/08/2014 by Graham Preston
We summarise the key topics discussed at UKGBC on Energy Efficiency policy and practice in commercial buildings.
01/08/2014 by Lara Conaway
Fun at work. It’s a divisive topic. Find out how an office design that allows time at work for not working boosts productivity.
30/07/2014 by Nic Pryke
We investigate whether an open plan office space endorses the need to change the way employees behave.
24/07/2014 by Erika Linghorn
Oktra has been named Specialist Contractor of the Year at the Construction News Awards.
18/07/2014 by Judi MacLennan
Kristoff give us the latest in market trends, have you recently fallen victim to gazumping?
10/07/2014 by Lara Conaway
Shell and Core, category A and category B are industry terms that are often bandied about, but what do they actually mean?
03/07/2014 by Peter O'Leary
The workspace is continually changing. Erika keeps us up to speed on the latest trends in workplace design.
02/07/2014 by Erika Linghorn
Facilities management teams hold an insight into how space is used by business, highlighting how critical they are to the success of effective workspace design.
26/06/2014 by Bruce Pleckinger
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
We attended Business Shorts seminar to recognise how to successfully communicate sustainability within the design and build industry.
16/06/2014 by Lara Conaway
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
Considering relocating or refurbishing your office? Find out what should be considered to impact on what you invest and gain.
20/02/2014 by Graham Preston
We discuss how to maximise the process of relocation, refurbishment or fit out to design an efficient Law firm office.
17/01/2014 by Lara Conaway
Companies differ in needs and space availability. Read our tips on a successful office design layout.
04/10/2013 by Nic Pryke
Our sustainability experts look at how an office fit out project can improve your sustainability credentials.
21/10/2013 by Lara Conaway
We tackles this age old question, explaining why costs may vary from the traditional to the design and build route.
05/11/2013 by Graham Preston
We explains why investing in your staff, starting with your office fit out increases productivity.
19/11/2013 by Graham Preston