Year in review: Tech sector is key to demand for office space

Despite the pandemic-inspired move to allow more people work from home, the office is far from being a thing of the past

The Sorting Office, Cardiff Lane, which is managed by Cushman and Wakefield. Over the last 20 months the tech sector has generated the greatest demand for office space. Picture: Fergal Phillips

The question of how and where we work has been under the spotlight since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. After public health restrictions were introduced to curb the rise in infection and hospitalisation saw, almost overnight, the commencement of a large-scale work-from-home experiment.

Headlines that suggest the day of the office is gone, or highlight announcements made by large companies that they are allowing employees to work from home for the foreseeable future have ...