Here is what the post-COVID-19 office may be like

It’s a in close proximity certainty that employees have the ability to interact with their office settings differently in the post-COVID-19 culture, and while it’s too early come across the extent of the metamorphose, there are some indicators.

“We’re near going back to what we had of office spaces many quite a while ago with wider foot prints per employee, and I will not be surprised to see a number partitioned spaces, ” described Sunny Sharma Commercial Team and co-owner of Century 21 Leading Edge VIP Realty. “Most modern buildings are okay because they have good HVAC systems, but some older buildings may need to be retrofitted because they’re quite similar to older apartment buildings which recirculate air. For example, the filter going through one person’s apartment goes into the neighbouring unit, but more modern buildings have independent air intake exhausts for individual units.”

Sharma also predicts that a majority of businesses will have some of their employees work from home permanently—he estimates about 20% of the workforce—if they don’t need to be in the office.

A < a href="https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/majority-of-canadians-want-hybrid-work-model-kpmg-334667.aspx"> recent survey from KPMG showed it 77% of respondents need hybrid work arrangement that will they split time between their apartment and office, and that would probably determine the future of office structure construction. In Kelowna, Its Block, a 100, thousand sq ft office building impurities city’s downtown is contributing some post-pandemic principles, totally from enhanced air filtration systems to allow them to Zoom rooms, into its style environment.

“New office podiums will have the ability to design flexibility inside space planning from the start, as well as there will be more and more breakout schemes, higher amenities that issue outdoor space, which would be challenging to retrofit into existing regarding towers, and they will become appealing qualities for office schemes, ” said Luke Turri, executive vice president of Voyage Group, The Block’s producer. “The Block will have touchless access throughout the office space, wherever lobby to the parkade to the facilities. We’re looking at the best glass, which is energy efficient, in order to improve some of the HVAC level of expertise in the tower. ”

The actual hybrid work model are going reduce employees’ footprints around shared workstations as workers’ alternate which days they come into the office.

The Block being Kelowna’s first A-class office environment tower, and while it’s centered at the centre of the metropolis, it’s four blocks beyond Okanagan Lake.

Kelowna’s cost of living relative to nearby Vancouver is of interest to employers and its in the centre of location bolsters its beauty, says Turri.

“People are selective with where that they live, preferring locations which is where everything is walking located, ” he said. “