While most of a facilities manager’s functions are carried out behind the scenes, space

planning and management is the most conspicuous part of the job. The way that an

organisation’s workspace is laid out and maintained is a vital part of its corporate

image, giving an important message to visiting customers, potential recruits and

existing employees. More fundamentally, a comfortable, safe and efficient working environment is

essential to enable employees to perform at their best, and to ensure that good use

is made of the space available so that facilities managers bring added value to an