The workplace is changing

Change in the workplace is in some respects inevitable. Businesses outgrow their existing premises, acquire other businesses or restructure. The economy and the world changes too, as we saw during the pandemic which resulted in seismic shifts in employment. This can mean that businesses need more space or less space and have to move premises. 

Crown Workspace are specialists in business moves. They can help you relocate, design a new workspace, fit out an office, install specialist equipment like laboratories and provide business storage. Their acquisition of Premier Workspace Services in 2018 expanded their service further. They work with a wide range of clients; blue chip companies, public services, architects and manufacturers.  

A business relocation provides an opportunity to think about sustainability and the impact on the environment. What will happen to excess furniture? How much waste will the move and/or refurbishment produce? What can be built into the design to make the new location more eco-friendly and sustainable. 

Circular office solutions

A circular economy is one where everything that can be recycled or reused, is. Crown Workspace provide circular office solutions. They can help you to resell, renew or donate your excess furnishings. They offer an IT-equipment and office furniture reselling service. And they have a unique and market leading Renew Centre that is dedicated to making your move as sustainable as possible. They do this by recycling and refurbishing unwanted furniture. 

Their Giving Back Project has seen them donate over 20,000 pieces of furniture since 2011. The furniture is used by front line projects and saves them money. Projects include the YMCA, Mencap, St. John’s Ambulance, No Second Night Out, the Salvation Army, hospices, schools and animal shelters. 

Crown Workspace are working towards net zero

Crown Workspace have also made ambitious strides as a business towards net zero. They’ve set themselves a net zero target for Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2040. This puts them in alignment with the Paris Agreement. To meet this goal, they will need to reach a 45% reduction by 2025 and a 65% reduction by 2030. 

Several of their sites now run on 100% renewable energy and they’ve installed solar panels at two sites. Changing to LED light bulbs has reduced electricity usage at 14 of their sites. Their Manchester site has managed to reduce electricity usage by 40%! They’ve made a start on buying electric vehicles with more planned and have installed EV charge points. 

Crown Workspace team members also get involved in fundraising projects. Just recently, in May, they slept out for the YMCA SleepEasy event and raised £1400. This might not seem like much, but as the YMCA rep said “Sometimes we may not realise the impact events like this have on our young people, not only through fundraising, but also the collective effort of different organisations who represent our young people, showing them people genuinely care and understand their situation.”

We are pleased to have Crown Workspace join our Blue Patch sustainability community and can’t wait to see what impact they will continue to have in the future. For more info visit

Annette Clubley

Annette is a keen wildlife conservationist, mindful of sustainability and our impact on the environment. Outside of work, family is her focus and she loves teaching the next generation to enjoy the outdoors.