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Facilities managers to see changes in London space demands, report says | 12 November 2013

A growth in the creative, digital and media sectors means facilities managers can expect to see growth in demand for large-scale, flexible spaces, a new report has shown.

According to fm-world.co.uk, the London Futures – Globaltown: Winning London’s Crucial Battle for Talent report by Deloitte predicts that the creative industries will see rapid growth in London to make up for the decline that will occur in the financial services sectors.

Angus Knowles-Cutler, London senior partner at Deloitte, noted that this shift would mean big changes for facilities managers.

“Facilities managers are going to need to think about the relative movement away from banking towards creative, digital and media,” he explained. “This means managing more large-scale, flexible space, often in parts of London where there is regeneration.”

The city will also see a big growth in the number of jobs available, with Deloitte expecting a minimum of 333,000 jobs to be created by 2020, 100,000 of which will be for highly-skilled roles, reports ibtimes.co.uk.

“London will grow faster than a lot of other cities, so there is a good chance it will climb up the rankings in FM, as there will be more facilities to manage,” Mr Knowles-Cutler added.

Furthermore, the report found that London is the third best city in the world for facilities management jobs.

The views expressed in this post are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Qube Global Software. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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