Following our post on office privacy, we’ve received a few emails saying that we missed one of the most important new requirements for the office that “has it all” – the sick bay!

Suffice it to say there is an obvious use for a designated room for unwell staff to retire to in order to take a moment, swallow a tablet and have a rest before returning to work.

Less predictable uses included:

  • TV room for watching Countdown, and compulsive daytime sporting events such as a  Murray semi final at Wimbledon.
  • A place for pregnant women to lie down for 45 minutes in order to recharge their batteries.
  • A place for working parents to recouperate for half an hour, having been kept up the previous night by their troubled offspring.
  • Other popular uses included lunch time pilates, relaxation courses, head massages, pedicures and lifestyle counciling.

At Find a London Office, we have a small sick bay, which at present is being used to accommodate a colleagues minature Cocker Spaniel! Our colleague could not bear putting Fifie into kennels whilst he is on a family holidays in the South of France.

About Ian Kitchener

Ian Kitchener

Ian has advised Central London office occupiers for over 20 years. He loves fighting their corner and making sure they get what they need - a great office on the best commercial terms available.

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