Coronavirus Office shake-ups

Some firms buck trend and go ahead with plans for bigger workspaces

Razer's new South-east Asia headquarters in one-north - spanning close to 208,000 sq ft - is set to be ready by the first quarter of next year after work was delayed by the pandemic. Industry experts noted that even though some firms have chosen to d
Razer's new South-east Asia headquarters in one-north - spanning close to 208,000 sq ft - is set to be ready by the first quarter of next year after work was delayed by the pandemic. Industry experts noted that even though some firms have chosen to downsize their workspaces amid the crisis, many companies still value having a physical office and are continuing to commit to leases.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

Offices have been hollowed out this year with people switching to working from home during the pandemic, but some firms are still forging ahead with plans for new and bigger physical workspaces.

Gaming firm Razer, UBS bank, ride-hailing firm Grab and food delivery provider Foodpanda are among those who remain committed to moving into new offices in the near future.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 07, 2020, with the headline 'Some firms buck trend and go ahead with plans for bigger workspaces'. Subscribe