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Our experts share their views on wellbeing

BUILDING MAGAZINE

How smart buildings will boost our productivity

Published on 21 March 2017 | by Philip Watson

If we give office workers the means to control their environment we will be contributing to a healthier, happier and more productive population

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UNIVERSITY BUSINESS

The higher education design trends for 2017

Published on 31 January 2017 | by Philip Watson

Philip Watson discusses the factors to consider when making the right design decisions.

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ANGLES OPINION

Wellbeing on the move

Published on 23 January 2017 | by Caroline Paradise

Caroline Paradise on the importance of movement to our health and how designers can shape our world to encourage more active lifestyles.

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ANGLES OPINION

Designing healthier schools

Published on 20 December 2016 | by Philip Watson

Holistic approach can make a real positive impact on the wellbeing of students. 

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ATKINS NEWS

Harraby Community Campus

Published on 20 December 2016 | by Atkins Group

Designed by Atkins, Harraby Community Campus is a truly multifunctional building, bringing together a three-form primary school, two early years’ nurseries, a community centre and refurbished arts theatre, café and children’s centre, all in a coherent and interdependent composition.

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ANGLES OPINION

Building to improve student wellbeing

Published on 7 October 2016 | by Philip Watson

University mental health services face strain as demand rises 50%.

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ATKINS NEWS

Atkins celebrates RISE Awards win for WellBriefing

Published on 30 September 2016 | by Atkins Group

Wellbeing tool tops New Technology category at the Research, Innovation, Sustainability and Enterprise (RISE) Awards 2016.

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ANGLES OPINION

A new way to boost teacher and student wellbeing

Published on 26 September 2016 | by Philip Watson

The principles of design for wellbeing in all of our school designs.

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BUILDING MAGAZINE BLOG

Never stop learning: Springwell Academy

Published on 8 August 2016 | by Philip Watson

Designing a series of schools for young people with social, emotional and mental health issues has been a chance to carry out in-depth post occupancy evaluation.

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ANGLES OPINION

The ugly truth about UK offices

Published on 30 June 2016 | by Philip Watson

Philip Watson on why designers have a duty to get both the psychological and physiological aspects of the workplace right and how this change of mindset can improve productivity for UK companies.

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ANGLES OPINION

Wellbeing: building inspiration

Published on 12 May 2016 | by Atkins Group

The idea that buildings can help or hinder their occupants has deep roots going back over 2,000 years. How can scientific insights help architects to design buildings that are not only attractive for users, but also improve employee performance? How can better buildings transform the way people work, and also the way that they learn?

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ANGLES OPINION

Wellbeing: putting people first

Published on 10 May 2016 | by Atkins Group

Mention the word ‘wellbeing’ and the last thing most people think of is buildings. Yet there’s growing evidence that they should. How can we design buildings with end-user wellbeing in mind and how can these help in delivering change?

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CBI GREAT BUSINESS DEBATE

Atkins: could building design be the missing piece of the wellbeing puzzle?

Published on 24 April 2016 | by Philip Watson

We spend 90 per cent of our lives in buildings, and poorly-designed buildings are now being linked to everything from ill health to underachievement in schools and reduced productivity in the workplace. Find out how Atkins is putting wellbeing at the heart of our building designs.

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BUILDING MAGAZINE

Seeing the light

Published on 19 February 2016 | by Caroline Paradise

What effect does the brightness and colour of our indoor lighting have on our wellbeing and performance? What can we learn from other industries and academia?

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