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05May94 UK: DON'T DISCARD CREATIVITY - END TO 'GOLD-PLATING' OF OFFICES.

The British Council of Offices - which sounds like an organisation which would be worth inventing, were it not to exist already - has published a report calling for an end to the 'gold-plating' of offices.A panel of experts has determined that 10 per cent can be shaved off the cost of office buildings if the over-specifying of the late 1980s is avoided.Out go the marble trimmings, the infinitely-adjustable air conditioning, the ability to partition, re-partition and un-partition, and ...

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