Many designers and architects will tell you only provide facilities to your staff in the central hub areas.
This approach is to encourage staff to gravitate to a certain area for lunch, tea & coffee or after work drinks and so people chat and mix to build better workplace culture and share information.
A word of caution is that you need to look at the facilities your staff are provided with today and the issues they may have in accessing a central hub, specifically if the tenancy consists of more than three connected floors, or even worst if they are split with other tenants between the main interconnected floor plates and floors above or below.
This is why a workplace strategist will tell you the water cooler philosophy should support a centralised hub, it still contributes directly to collaboration within a organisations immediate team or department on a day to day basis.
If the water cooler approach is discarded and all the emphasis is placed into a single centralised hub to provide the space for informal collaboration then the ground floor coffee shop will again become the preferred venue.
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