Developing advanced warehouse design
Staff retention and productivity is now at the forefront of a company’s objectives and delivery. There has been a shift in expectations, with businesses no longer looking for traditional industrial parks to host their warehouse space. Quality space is becoming a priority and new workplace requirements, such as recharge/meditation/pause zones and social areas, are starting a new logistical revolution.
Businesses are also aware that the new generation of workers entering the workplace have different expectations. To thrive in today’s climate and recruit and retain quality, skilled workers, businesses need to provide the best environment for employees and place a greater emphasis on wellbeing.
Conversations around the material elements of a building are being had like never before. Utilising office space in the appropriate location - where workers can make the most of the daylight, using artificial or natural lighting, or even fitting a customer facing gym inside a warehouse, are forward-thinking ideas being implemented for the physical and mental wellbeing of employees.
In theory, a better working environment will enable employees to have a better feel for their job, and lead to increased productivity. Of course, this isn’t a completely selfless act by landlords.