Undertaken by Ramidus and AECOM, the Office Occupancy report examines recent trends in workplace density and utilisation and will inform the BCO Guide to Specification to be published in 2019.

Publication Date 06 Feb 2018
Title Office Occupancy: Density and Utilisation
Category BCO Research & Policy
Member CostFree
Description The study has drawn on a sample of 6.6 m sq ft of occupied office space, spread across 84 occupiers and 314 individual floors.

Recognising the growing importance of agile working, the study has supplemented the density data with an analysis of space utilisation by including data on 132 buildings, accommodating organisations from a range of sectors. In total the utilisation data includes observations of 36,254 open plan desks and 3,951 other work settings. The study shows average value for workplace density is 9.6 sqm compared with 9.9 sqm in 2013.