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OTTAWA, July 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – As vaccine rollouts accelerate across the country, organizations and their employees have now started to focus on getting back to work. Across industries, many employers are reporting that they will adopt some form of flexible work strategy, which takes into consideration the success of the digital workplace throughout the pandemic. As a company with a significant stake in Ottawa commercial real estate, with 6.3 M sq.ft. of assets under management in the city, Colonnade BridgePort was particularly interested in giving its clients a first glimpse of the role of office space after the pandemic and the conditions that will be necessary for a safe return to work.

“At Colonnade BridgePort, we believe it is important to always think ahead, on behalf of our customers,” says Brent Arseneau, director of office leasing at Colonnade BridgePort. “Not only do we think it’s helpful to have an overview of key industry trends, but also issues that have a direct impact on our landlords and tenants. Diving deep into the post-pandemic workspace aligns with our mandate to provide a full property management service, as it allows us to proactively help new or existing tenants find the right office space. best to their return-to-work strategy. “

To explore post-pandemic office spaces, Colonnade BridgePort researched emerging trends in office space design. Working with Ottawa corporate furniture distribution company NUA Office, the company identified the conditions necessary for a safe return to work and how these can be physically implemented at the workplace. job. Through a four-part editorial describing the workspace of the future, the company identifies key elements that can be harnessed to facilitate the transition from virtual work, including ergonomics, variety of workspaces and even biophilia. .

To illustrate the results of this campaign and create an interactive experience for customers, tenants and industry partners, Colonnade BridgePort brought their research to life in a virtual rendering of the post-pandemic workplace, using an engaging 4200 square feet. vacant offices located in building 81 Metcalfe. The suite’s virtually staged interactive tour allows the viewer to explore the workspace of the future, including post-pandemic desktop functionality and design elements.

Follow these links for the editorial series:

The post-pandemic office Part 1: Transforming the office space for the return to work

The Post-Pandemic Office Part 2: Creating Positive Workspaces Using Mood Boosting Elements

The post-pandemic office Part 3: Designing efficient collaboration spaces

The post-pandemic office Part 4: Reallocating space to accommodate the workforce of the future

About Colonnade BridgePortColonnade BridgePort is a full-service real estate company, providing property management and rental, acquisition, development, investment management and asset management services for commercial and residential properties. We take the time to understand our clients’ goals, then apply our real estate expertise and market knowledge to drive better performance. Colonnade BridgePort is headquartered in Ottawa and offices in Mississauga and Toronto. www.colonnadebridgeport.ca

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81 Metcalfe, Suite 200 – Example of a space plan

81 Metcalfe, Suite 200. Space plan concept for a dynamic working environment

81 Metcalfe PR Graph

The post-pandemic office: exploring the return to work

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