Window on the World: What’s Your Office View?
What sort of view do you have from your office window?
officebroker.com’s UK head office is based within a former Grade II listed cotton mill. It’s located in the Staffordshire town of Fazeley, once the home of Conservative leader and 1834 Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel.
At the back of the building, the views open out onto the Birmingham and Fazeley Canal along with a number of other ancient mill buildings. The front of the building faces onto a small business park, again made up of a cluster of former mill and industrial properties.
Damon Oldcorn, founder of iibn.com, usually works from London but on this occasion is looking out of his Wiltshire-based home office.
“I’m looking over the hills of the village and, basically, it takes you out onto Salisbury Plain,” he says, speaking to the Irish Times. “So I have the village recreational ground and then fields and trees and farmland in my direct vista. It’s a great view and hasn’t changed in 20 years.”
When based in London, Damon is located on Carnaby Street near Soho (pictured), just around the corner from the Oxford Circus tube station.
“When I look out, it is a tourist trap and full of fashion, colour and music most of the time. It’s generally a younger hip generation outside the window, such as those working in the media and fashion world.”
Damon’s view extends beyond the visual, and brings with it a sense of nostalgia. “I think there is a coming generation, just like my generation was 25 years ago,” he says. “When we came to London first we were the hip people. It just regenerates itself.”
Brian Nevin, a self-employed marketing consultant working in Dublin, sees a hive of industry from his window with busy young professionals, and the picturesque Dublin Mountains in the background.
“There is such industry outside my window,” he says. “When I look out my window, to my right hand side I see the Aviva stadium, which is about 600 metres as the crow flies from where I am standing.
“There is a lot of office space and young professionals so I watch them rushing around the place. ItΓÇÖs a very interesting view.”
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