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The Dilemma of Unused Office Space

What should we do with office buildings we no longer use?

COVID-19 has left the world changed with traditional business evolving rapidly to working from home.

Large organisations, corporates, and enterprises which still hold thousands of seats in office buildings around the globe are starting to realise they no longer need the space they once occupied and now face the dilemma of what to do with unused offices.

Back in April when we all started to navigate the waters of global quarantine I wrote an article where I made the following prediction:

We may find in the future large companies with thousands of employees where the only physical footprint will be a series of racks in a data centre.

How will we work post COVID-19? – Tim King

Fast forward several months and with little surprise global tech giants Microsoft, Twitter, Facebook, & Atlassian are beginning to lead the way to a more permanent state of freeing their staff to continue working from home.

But with companies moving way from offices, what will become of the buildings the world once commuted to on a daily basis?