MECO unveils best practice guide for office spaces

MECO (Middle East Council for Offices) was founded in 2009

Members of the MECO committee at the MECO Best Practice Guide launch event.
Members of the MECO committee at the MECO Best Practice Guide launch event.

The Middle East Council for Offices (MECO) has launched the MEDCO Middle East Best Practice Guide for office spaces, which aims to establish best practices in the specification of modern office buildings and thereby improve the quality of office accommodation in the Middle East.

The guide, which is the first of its kind to be published in the region, was developed in collaboration with engineers, architects, designers, agents and developers working in the Middle East, and addresses the current drivers for change in the industry.

Commenting on the guide’s launch, Christopher Seymour, co-chairman of MECO and head of property at EC Harris, said: “We are thrilled to be launching the first MECO Best Practice Guide which we hope will benefit the entire industry and promote the advancement of the working environment.”

“The guide is the result of extensive research and collaborations between MECO members and industry professionals,” he said. “I would like to thank each person who was involved in the project for their commitment and for the thoughts brought in to the guide.”

Seymour stressed that the guide will be an “evolving document,” and that it will seek to capture input from more sections of the industry in the future, such as facilities management.

Founded in 2009, MECO is committed to promoting all aspects of the office cycle in the Middle East, starting from design and going all the way up to occupation. 

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