LCMB Newsletter

Building Performance Insights

John O'Brien - LCMB

We hope you had a great break and a terrific start to 2020. We’ve been particularly busy, and have lots to share.

It’s LCMB’s tenth birthday and we celebrated with a website refresh. We think it’s a big step to better convey how we help organisations with Workplace PerformanceFacilities ManagementResource Optimisation, and Project Management. Please let us know how we can further improve it – and win a bottle of bubbly in the process.

We use our birthday as a reason to indulge in a retrospective of how the industry has evolved since our foundation. We start by looking at today’s approach to Workplace Wellbeing compared to how it was in 2010.

We have two upcoming events we’d like you to join:

  1. Our webinar at 11am on the 27th JanuaryHigh Performing Buildings = High Performing People. During this 30 minute webinar, Joanna Watchman (founder of Work in Mind) and I share rapid, and extremely low cost ways you can improve your organisation’s working environment, people’s wellbeing, performance and productivity.
  2. Our morning workshop on the 5th March at Oxford University’s Saïd Business School: Supercharge your performance & build sustainable competitive advantage. We’re hosting this event in partnership with 8 Connect and  Oxford Greentech.

If you can’t make our events, try our 2020 Buildings Self Assessment. Seven minutes of your input will allow us to benchmark your organisation’s buildings, and give you actionable insights.

In the news, we share how classroom air filters improved pupils’ test results as much as reducing class sizes by a third. It’s another jaw dropping example of how clean air and improved indoor environmental quality is a performance game changer.

We also read about the EU’s plans to invest 1 Trillion for a carbon neutral economy.

We’re very proud of the innovations we bring to clients, and how highly our clients rate us. Do please get in touch to discuss how we can help you improve the performance and productivity of your people, buildings and estates.

t: 01295 722823
e: [email protected]

LCMB 10th Birthday


We have a new website and bubbly to give away!


LCMB Buildings Performance Website

We treated ourselves on our tenth birthday with a new website and brand refresh.

We wanted to clearly describe our four main services – 1. Workplace Performance, 2. Facilities Management, 3. Resource Optimisation, 4. Project Management with a fresh modern feel.

We’ve tidied up our Knowledge Bank with free guides, tips and reports, with blogs, news, events and case studies on separate pages.

And our commitment to excellence is reinforced by how our clients rate our work.

Catch us out and win a bottle of English bubbly

Every refurbishment has a snagging list and we’re not embarrassed about ours.

Please catch us out – we’ll deliver a free bottle of English sparkling wine to the person who emails me the most important fix we need to make.

Workplace Wellbeing – a 10 year Retrospective


Picture showing a heart and a brain to symbolise productivity and well being

To celebrate our tenth birthday, over the coming months, we explore how building performance practices have developed since our founding.

This month, we chart the key developmental milestones, over the last ten years, of how spaces can allow people to thrive and improve productivity and wellbeing.

We can’t overstate how important people’s wellbeing is for organisations. People invariably underperform in substandard conditions. On the other hand, optimal conditions promote the wellbeing which is the foundation for creativity and productivity – as individuals, organisations and nations.

Read the article: Productivity and Wellbeing- a 10 year retrospective


LCMB Events


January Webinar: High performing buildings = high performing people


High Performing Buildings reduce Carbon

Twice the information in half the time

There’s still time to register for our 30 minute webinar for 11am, Wednesday 29th January, hosted by Joanna Watchman, founder of Work in Mind, and myself.

Most webinars are too long, so we aim to give you twice as much in half the time. In 30 minutes you will learn:

  • how and why better workplace environments promote individual productivity, better organisational results, and in many cases, reduced operating costs
  • real-world examples of success
  • the three simple, low-cost ways to instantly improve the working environment that will quickly improve people’s wellbeing, performance and productivity
  • how to get your people and your sponsors to understand why these changes are vital for your organisation, and get their support for your initiatives to make the necessary changes.

Please do register below to join Joanna and myself.

Register for the webinar


5 March, Oxford: Supercharge your performance & build sustainable competitive advantage


Join our workshop to Supercharge your Performance, in partnership with 8 Connect and Oxford Greentech, supported by the European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme.

The workshop will be delivered by:
Rob Robson, Business Psychologist and Principle of 8 Connect People & Change Consulting and
John O’Brien – Founder and MD of LCMB.

Attend the workshop and you will leave with a toolkit to:

  • Ensure your people and organisations thrive by improving workplace wellbeing, performance and productivity
  • Reduce your workplace, buildings and estate operational costs and improve your environmental performance
  • Review, enhance and improve your people strategy to ensure sustainable performance
  • More effectively align employee engagement and motivation with business priorities

Register for the event: Supercharge your performance


Seven minutes, and we’ll benchmark your organisation’s estate for free


We always look at ways to deliver more in less time. Seven minutes of your input will allow us to benchmark your organisation and give you actionable insights on how your buildings can improve your organisation’s:

  • staff productivity
  • costs
  • profits
  • risks
  • brand
  • and carbon emissions

Yes I want to benchmark my buildings performance for free


In the news


Clean air – a performance game changer


Clear air in schools

A new study found that installing air filters in schools raised test scores by the same amount as reducing class sizes – but 20 times more cost-effectively.

Read more here


EU’s €1 trillion for a climate-neutral economy




The European Union has designed an investment plan of €1 trillion over the next decade for an unprecedented shift to a climate-neutral economy.

The European Parliament’s press release sets out the key points about why it matters, where the money will come from and what MEPs are saying.

Read the press release

Case Studies

LCMB's accelerated ROI audit

Too many organisations spend large sums of money on the wrong initiatives that generate a poor return or even a loss.

This is why we created the LCMB accelerated ROI audit. It cuts through the noise and quickly, clearly identifies the untapped performance improvement areas within your buildings.

The audit uncovers operational inefficiencies such as under-utilised space and facilities, as well as cost and energy reduction opportunities, and then provides a clear plan for realising potential.

By implementing the plan, we guarantee the audit pays for itself within 6 months and thereafter generates a positive return.

Contact John O’Brien on 01295 722823  [email protected] to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your organisation performance and return on investment.

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