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Over Half Of Londoners Planning To Return To The Office This Year

While offices all over the country have stood empty for months on end now, there are signs that more people are beginning to return to their workspaces in London and elsewhere in the country.

Workplace Insight recently shared the findings of a survey conducted by Mindspace, which found that 53 per cent of Londoners are intending to return to working from the office later this year. What’s more, 33 per cent plan to get back to their office by the end of the summer.

Only 15 per cent of those questioned said that they had no intention of returning to their workspace in 2020.

The survey also asked people what they were most looking forward to in terms of their return to a workplace, with 74 per cent revealing that they have missed spending time around their colleagues, and 43 per cent stating that they have missed being able to bounce ideas off others.

However, there are, naturally, some concerns about going back into an office environment after so long away. The top worry is about not being able to social distance while working, or co-workers not taking social distancing rules seriously.

The research also found that almost three-quarters of people in London have to use public transport to reach their offices.

Earlier this year, a survey by London estate agents Dexters found that more Londoners want to live within walking or cycling distance of their workplaces following the Covid-19 pandemic.

As a result, the company has seen a spike in the number of people looking for homes in central London since lockdown started easing.

How are you feeling about going back to your office space in Shoreditch?