Dear friends and colleagues,
The results of our return to work survey are now live and available to download. Last month, we asked you to tell us how your working habits had changed because of the pandemic, how permanent these changes were likely to be, and how often you envisaged commuting into the Knowledge Quarter. The results are illuminating, and give us a glimpse of what the near future of the area will look like. Here are some headlines:
Over 7% of survey respondents had already moved permanently due to the pandemic. For those who had not yet moved, 16% were considering a move in the future with 75% opting to move outside of London. Those aged 25-35 were more likely to have moved.
Respondents want remote working to continue. The preference is for either 1-2 days a week (40%) or 3-4 days a week (39%). However, age plays an important factor. Younger people are more likely to want to spend more time working remotely or from home.
- A hybrid approach was favoured for all events. It is clear, while there are preferences for some events to be mostly virtual, the majority of respondents want to retain some flexibility in how they attend events.
Newsletter readers will be able to put this hybrid approach to cultural tourism into action this month, in what promises to be an exciting few weeks of reopening activity. We've highlighted a handful of the varied ways you can spend your time enjoying the sights and sounds of King's Cross. This newsletter is but a taste; landing in your inbox next week will be our What's On special edition, covering the spectrum of reopening wonders, from the British Museum to the Wellcome Collection.
Until then, we bring you a Virtual Private View, which is sure to give you itchy feet. This week, in the company of Aga Khan Foundation UK, we travel along the Silk Road, thanks to a stunning photographic exhibition currently installed on the King's Cross estate. Join us as we journey across 17 countries.
We look forward to waving an emoji at you soon.
With best wishes,
Knowledge Quarter Team