How to improve Sustainability in your office.

What is a sustainable office?

A sustainable office is an office that has been designed, built, and operated with consideration for the environment and social responsibility. A sustainable office is built and operated in a way that reduces its environmental impact, conserves natural resources, and promotes social responsibility.

How to improve sustainability in your office…

There are several ways to make an office interior more sustainable. Here are some suggestions.

Use natural light: Use natural light to illuminate the office space during the day to reduce the need for artificial lighting. This can be achieved by designing the layout of the office to maximise natural light, installing skylights, and using light-coloured walls and surfaces that reflect light.

Energy-efficient lighting: Install energy-efficient lighting systems such as LED lights that consume less electricity, last longer, and emit less heat than traditional bulbs. Motion sensor-activated lighting can also help to reduce energy consumption.

Sustainable furniture: Choose furniture made from sustainable materials such as bamboo, recycled plastic, or reclaimed wood. Look for furniture that is certified by organisations such as the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Furnishings Council (SFC).

Eco-friendly flooring: Use eco-friendly flooring materials such as bamboo, cork, or recycled carpet tiles. These materials are renewable, durable, and low in VOC emissions.

Recycling and waste reduction: Implement a recycling program for paper, plastic, and other materials. Use reusable mugs, plates, and utensils instead of disposable ones. Encourage employees to reduce waste by printing double-sided and using electronic documents whenever possible.

By implementing these sustainable practices, an office can significantly reduce its environmental impact and create a healthier and more productive workspace for its employees.

What are the benefits of making your office more sustainable?

Making your office more sustainable can have a range of benefits for both the environment and your business. Here are some of the key benefits:

Environmental benefits: By reducing energy and water consumption, using eco-friendly materials, and reducing waste, you can significantly reduce your office’s environmental impact. This helps to conserve natural resources, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the planet’s ecosystems.

Cost savings: By implementing energy-efficient practices and reducing waste, you can save on utility bills and reduce operating costs. Additionally, using sustainable materials and products can help to avoid expensive replacements and repairs over time.

Improved employee health and productivity: A sustainable office can provide a healthier and more comfortable work environment for employees. This can lead to increased productivity, reduced absenteeism, and improved job satisfaction.

Enhanced reputation: Adopting sustainable practices can enhance your company’s reputation and demonstrate your commitment to social responsibility. This can improve your brand image, attract customers and clients who value sustainability, and help you to stand out in a competitive market.

Overall, making your office more sustainable is a win-win for both the environment and your business. By reducing your environmental impact, saving money, improving employee health and productivity, enhancing your reputation, and complying with regulations, you can create a more sustainable and successful workplace.


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Why Mezzanine Flooring is the Perfect Solution for Expanding Your Workspace

Are you running out of space in your current workspace, but don’t want to move to a new location? Mezzanine flooring might be the perfect solution for you. Mezzanine floors are a cost-effective way to expand your workspace without having to relocate or build a new facility. In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the benefits of mezzanine flooring and why it’s a great option for your business.

Mezzanine flooring provides an opportunity to increase your available square footage without having to move to a new location. This is especially beneficial if you’re operating in a space with high rent or if you want to remain in a particular area. In warehouse or industrial environments where ceilings are high, a mezzanine installation is the perfect way to utilise space for stock, machinery, or operations. In retail environments, a mezzanine expands opportunities to display more products or includes breakout spaces for café or seating areas. In the office, a mezzanine floor creates extra space for an expanding team, additional meeting/boardrooms, or collaboration areas.

Building a new facility or moving to a larger space can be expensive. Mezzanine flooring, on the other hand, is a cost-effective solution that can be installed quickly and with minimal disruption to your operations.

Mezzanine flooring is highly customisable and can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether you need additional storage space, office space, or production space, mezzanine flooring can be designed to fit your requirements.

One of the biggest benefits of mezzanine flooring is its flexibility. Mezzanine floors can be designed to be temporary or permanent and can be easily modified or relocated as your needs change.


Our Process

We make the process of getting a mezzanine floor in your workspace as easy and stress-free as possible. Here’s an overview of our process.

Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced team members. During this consultation, we’ll discuss your needs, goals, and budget, as well as any requirements or restrictions you may have. We’ll also take measurements and assess the structural integrity of your existing space to ensure that a mezzanine floor is a viable option.

Design: After the consultation, our design team will create a custom design that meets your specific needs and requirements. We’ll provide you with detailed drawings, 3D renderings, and a quote for the project.

Approval: Once you’ve approved the design and quote, we’ll move forward with obtaining any necessary permits and approvals from local authorities.

Fabrication: Our team will then fabricate the mezzanine floor according to the approved design and specifications. We use high-quality materials and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that your mezzanine floor is built to last.

Installation: Once the fabrication is complete, we’ll schedule an installation date that works for you. Our installation team will work quickly and efficiently to minimize any disruption to your operations.

Final inspection: After the installation is complete, we’ll perform a final inspection to ensure that everything meets our high standards of quality and safety.

Our team is committed to ensuring that you’re completely satisfied with your new mezzanine floor. We’ll follow up with you after the installation to make sure everything is working properly and to address any questions or concerns you may have.

If you’re interested in getting a mezzanine floor for your workspace, contact us today to schedule a consultation and start the process.


The Power of Collaboration in the Office

Collaboration is a critical component of success in the workplace. When team members work together, they can achieve great things and overcome challenges that would be difficult or impossible to tackle alone. Here are the main points of collaboration in the office:

Diverse perspectives – Collaboration brings together people with different backgrounds, experiences, and skills. This diversity of thought can lead to more creative and innovative solutions to problems.

Improved communication – Collaboration requires open and effective communication between team members. This can lead to better understanding and fewer misunderstandings, which can improve efficiency and productivity.

Increased accountability – When team members collaborate, they have a shared responsibility for the success of the project or task. This can lead to increased accountability and a stronger commitment to achieving the team’s goals.

Enhanced learning – Collaboration can be a valuable learning experience, as team members can share knowledge and skills with one another. This can lead to professional development and growth for everyone involved.

Collaboration is a powerful tool for achieving success in the office. By bringing together diverse perspectives, improving communication, increasing accountability, and enhancing learning, teams can achieve great things together.

If you need advice or would like to speak to our team about collaboration options in your workspace, contact us today.


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Boardroom Renovation

Client: Oil Market Journal

Objective: To renovate the company’s boardroom to create a modern, high-tech space that reflects the company’s image and enhances productivity.

Challenges: The existing boardroom was outdated and lacked modern technology, making it difficult for employees to conduct meetings efficiently. Additionally, the space was not very aesthetically pleasing and did not reflect the company’s brand identity.

Solution: The renovation team worked with Oil Market Journal to create a design plan that incorporated the latest technology and modern aesthetics while still aligning with the company’s brand identity. The new boardroom design included the following features:

Raised existing ceiling grid: In doing this we could allow for a new perimeter trim and beautiful custom storage wall finished in walnut.

Sound proofing: New acoustic insultation over the ceiling and suspended acoustic Lull panels to reduce noise and improve acoustics. Lull panel also offer a pop of colour or design.

Window dressing: Soft voiles were installed to soften the space and provide privacy.

Results: The renovated boardroom now serves as a modern, high-end meeting space that reflects Oil Market Journals brand identity and enhances productivity. The updated audio-visual system and soundproofing have made meetings more efficient and productive, and the new furnishings provide a comfortable and flexible environment for various types of meetings and events. Overall, the renovation has been well-received by employees and has helped to enhance the company’s image and productivity.

MLN Summit 2023

Northern Ireland’s Premium Leadership Event | Friday 3rd March 2023

Our team at Whitespace were delighted to exhibit again at this year’s MLN event, hosted in the Titanic Belfast. The event provided another excellent year of Guest speakers ranging from Sports to Charities. During the morning all delegates had the opportunity to enjoy food, beverages, and networking with exhibitors.

Business and Public Sector leaders from across Ireland are using the SuMMit as an opportunity to step back from ‘urgent’ tasks and consider what is ‘important’ for them and their organisations. The event provides world-class stimulus that triggers fresh perspectives, disruptive thinking, new ideas and an impetus to act. It has received acclaim from the leaders of micro-businesses, SMEs, Corporates, Local Government, Central Government, Charities and Social Enterprises.


Philip Hesketh

‘The’ Authority on Influence and Persuasion

Having built an acclaimed £48m business in 17 consecutive years of growth, and a client base that included BBC, Nestle and Walt Disney, Philip Hesketh now shares the psychology of influence and persuasion as an internationally-renowned speaker and thought-leader. Audiences worldwide have been entertained and inspired to thrive, not just survive. He helps his client organisations (ranging from SMEs to the likes of Nike, Microsoft and Bank of America) to move from good to great.











Richard Moore

Author,Founder, Speaker & Force for Good

“Whether you believe it or not, you are my hero, and a wonderful son of humanity.” These are the words of the Dalai Lama when he met Richard Moore at the 10th Anniversary of Richard’s charity, Children in Crossfire. Richard’s story is an example of where triumph overcomes tragedy. As a young boy Richard had a tragic experience which resulted in his life changing forever. However, he did not allow this experience to hold him back and has gone on to live an inspiring and fruitful life.

Cathriona Hallahan

Irish Business Titan

Cathriona’s leadership journey is one of the most remarkable in Irish business. She is now a board member and investor in some of Ireland’s leading female-run companies including Keelings, FoodCloud and Beats Medical which she Chairs. She also serves as an independent non-executive for PWC and The Dalata Hotel Group (which includes the Clayton and Maldron brands). Cathriona started work straight from school and joined Microsoft as an accounts clerk in 1986 – she was employee number 24 and progressed through the company to become Managing Director of Microsoft Ireland in 2012.

Alan Mahon

Founder & Executive Chair, Brewgooder

Belfast-born Alan Mahon is the Founder of Brewgooder, a purpose-driven brewery which was the UK’s fastest growing beer brand in 2022. Alan started the social business in 2015, at the age of 26, after contracting a parasite from drinking water on a trip to Nepal. Now a £2m company, Brewgooder has helped around 100,000 people through 140 projects worldwide, providing clean water and food to those in need. With the environment, social justice and water at its core, the company has been recognised as a ‘B Corp Best’ for the World Brewery for three consecutive years.

Martin O’Neill OBE

Legendary Football Manager and Player

Martin O’Neill is one of the most engaging, articulate and successful men in professional football. As a player he won two European Cups as well as the league title in England with Nottingham Forest. He also captained the iconic Northern Ireland 1982 World Cup squad during an international career that involved 64 caps, 8 goals and 2 British Home Championships. His managerial career to date has seen him take charge of some of the biggest clubs in England as well as guiding Celtic through one of the most successful periods in the club’s history.

Thank you to the event organisers and everyone who took the time to visit our stand and chat with our team. If you missed this event or didn’t get a chance to pop over to see us please get in touch below.



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We were delighted to assist with fitout and furniture for Niavac’s new “Experience Centre”.

Last Thursday we attended the grand opening and had the opportunity to see Niavac’s latest technologies on display, these included an LG Video Wall, Panasonic Laser Projection and Neat Microsoft Team Video Conferencing. Showcasing the art of the possible, the space is a unique resource for local business and organisations.

Keynote speaker Graham Walsh discussed how Microsoft Teams and other tech is impacting businesses across the globe. From achieving ‘Meeting Equity’ with remote participants through to developing a company communication strategy, Graham is considered one of he leading authoritative voices in his area.


Unifying technologies for Corporate, Retail, Health & Educational environments using Audio Visual, Niavac creates innovative solutions that enable effective communication and collaboration through many environments.

If you would like to get a personal tour or would like to hear more about Digital Signage, get in touch with our team.


Office Design

Where do I begin planning my office renovation?

Planning an office renovation can seem like a daunting task, but with a little organisation and preparation, you can make the process much smoother. Here are some steps you can take to begin planning your office renovation…

Determine your renovation goals: What are the main reasons for renovating your office? Are you looking to improve productivity, modernise the space, or simply refresh the look?  Defining your goals will help guide the rest of your planning process.

Create a budget: Determine how much money you can allocate towards the renovation. Keep in mind that unexpected costs may arise, so it’s a good idea to set aside some contingency funds as well.

Identify a project timeline: Determine when you want the renovation to begin and end. Be sure to consider how long each stage of the renovation process will take, including design, construction, and any necessary permitting.

Assess your space: Take a thorough inventory of your office space to identify what you like and what needs to change. Note any structural or functional issues that need to be addressed, and think about how you want to use the space.

Consider hiring a designer or contractor: A professional can help you navigate the renovation process and ensure that your goals are met within your budget and timeline. They can also help with things like selecting finishes, managing construction, and obtaining necessary permits.

Develop a plan: Create a detailed plan that outlines each step of the renovation process. This should include everything from design and construction to furniture and decor.

Remember, planning an office renovation takes time and careful consideration. With a solid plan in place, you can minimise stress and ensure a successful outcome.

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