After ten weeks of remote working we are now turning our thoughts to returning to our beautiful office space.

Mosedale Gillatt Architects are based in a Grade II* John Dobson designed gatehouse lodge and chapel. We used our experience in workspace design along with our team of Conservation Architects to create a light, contemporary workspace (with added crypt) that shows we truly believe in the value of bringing old buildings back into use. We are fortunate that our offices occupy the various rooms of the lodge as well as having our own parking and small garden, all within walking distance from the city centre.

Every building will have its own solution – and will be a mix of management as well as good design adaptions. In our office we have designed a layout that exceeds suggested guidance on spacing between workstations, giving staff added confidence as well as additional safety. The large open studio space (the former chapel) lends itself to an arrangement of desks around its perimeter, with the option of a separate access door. This gives us the opportunity to have a one-way system if needed.

As the success of our virtual meetings has increased, the demand for our meeting rooms has reduced and some have been adapted for more office space. In line with good practice external meetings can now be accommodated in our small but leafy garden surrounded by mature trees. With such a special office we know the Mosedale Gillatt team are looking forward to getting back to this unique workspace. We also know that everyone is going to have to rise to the challenge of ensuring that workspaces reassure as well as tempt their workers and visitors to venture out again.

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