Google, tech giant, all round trailblazer and innovator are taking more office space. Well can I just say thank goodness for that. Confirming we are in the realisation stage. Offices are essential, like bees are vital to our ecosystems. We dismiss them as old and archaic at our absolute peril.

Google sensibly see the future is hybrid but see huge value in idea creation and innovation in offices.

Quite apart from what offices do for a business and the individual (that Google clearly recognise), it’s what they do for communities that has really become evident.

Ghost towns and cities must not be the future and Google has not just given the London office market a shot in the arm but all towns and cities so that they are places we truly live, work and play in, not just exist in.