Words: Alan Robson, Project Four Construction Safety

Throughout the last few months I keep hearing ‘we won’t need offices in the future’ or similar bold statements! It’s a topic of conversation that has been forced upon us all during the pandemic (I am refusing to use everyone’s favourite new phrase ‘unprecedented times’ in this piece). I’ve discussed it at home with family, colleagues, co-workers, clients + business/industry friends – with varying responses. It cropped up most recently on a virtual round table discussion with our pals at Downtown in Business joined also by a few other partners/members, which motivated me to throw a few words onto social media. I start this discussion piece as a tenant + business owner more so than being focused on what Project Four do for a living (day to day)…working on the refurbishment, new build + mixed use commercial office spaces as part of our core business, though the two predicaments/items may cross over.