Our Modern Workplace Project Update – March 2024

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The Our Modern Workspace Project was introduced in 2021, and since then, huge changes have taken place – not only where we work, but also in the way we work. Our new Flexible Working Policy allows us to work in a way that benefits employees, and allows us to provide services that meet the requirements […]

Union Street Rothesay – Works Complete

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Following the new Customer Service Point in Rothesay, which opened in November 2023, works to the Union Street office were completed, with staff moves taking place from the end of February 2024. The offices have undergone a full refurbishment to create the epitome of what OMW is seeking to achieve, with offices housing all HSCP […]

New Rothesay Customer Service Point opens

Rothesay customer service point from street

After a huge amount of effort from all the teams involved, our new Customer Services Point in Victoria Street in Rothesay is now open to the public. The offices, previously the former Royal Bank of Scotland underwent significant renovation. Work includes: A complete re-wire and new widows A new kitchen and accessible toilet Creating new […]

Latest news from Our Modern Workspace

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Progress to date We’re making significant progress as we continue to prepare offices for the mix of home/office working you have told us you want. There is a lot of hard work taking place to prepare office buildings. In this latest update, we share some before and after pictures of the work taking place in […]

Latest news from Our Modern Workspace – June 2022

Argyll House, Dunoon

Returning to offices As we move forward with hybrid working, we are starting to hold more face-to-face meetings. They are a great way to catch up with teammates you may not have seen for over two years. Some of you may have never met each other! Seeing colleagues in person helps teams gel again and […]

Latest news from Our Modern Workspace

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May 2022 Progress is well underway to prepare offices for the mix of home/office working employees have told us they want. As you can appreciate this is a huge complex task with office spaces in multiple locations across Argyll and Bute. Over the last year, the project team has been busy gathering information and planning […]

Frequently asked questions

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Why is the council developing new ways of working? Covid-safe restrictions, and budget decisions that will see the council eventually use fewer buildings, mean changes for how we all share office space together. We are developing flexible working arrangements that combine what’s best about home and office working. When can we return to offices? The […]

Working from home update

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You may be aware that Argyll and Bute has been experiencing an increase in confirmed Covid cases. It’s a reminder that we still need to exercise caution to keep each other safe. Returning to offices All covid rules and restrictions have been lifted, but the virus has not gone away. The Scottish Government advice is […]