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🟩 GreenBricks Building of the Week 🟩 Here + Now

Transcends the 9-5 green


This energetic, engaging workplace offers the ultimate wellness and community experience. Amenity, exercise, and relaxation abound: the office has been compellingly reimagined.


📍Location

Reading, UK


🏢Building Details

  • Completed 2021: winner of The Morgan Lovell Workplace of the Future Award

  • 145,650 sq ft: 2 buildings named Here and Now (former Microsoft buildings)

  • Situated in 80-acre Thames Valley Park nature reserve and wetland habitat

  • 1st UK development to achieve BREEAM Outstanding, Fitwel 3*, and RESET Air certifications (matched only by 1 building in the world, a Toronto art gallery)


👷🏾‍♀️Developer & Investor


✍️Architects


🌱Sustainability

  • Net zero operational and embodied carbon + BREEAM Outstanding

  • 100% renewable energy provided by Good Energy

  • Fabric throughout main atrium made from 100% REPREVE®: a recycled fibre brand turning plastic bottles into polyester

  • Interior surfaces and finishing touches made from Neolith® - market-leading carbon neutral surfacing brand

  • Rooftop beehives contributes to diverse ecosystem


🥦 Wellbeing

  • 3-star Fitwel rating confirms wellness to be the building’s beating heart

  • RESET Air certification: high and continuously maintained standards of air quality, visible on smart building app by Cureoscity

  • 3,000 sq. ft. indoor + outdoor gym space; campus bike lanes, plentiful storage and showers

  • Outdoor working zone for variety and escapism

  • “Fleet room” equipped with paddleboards, weights, yoga matts, artistic materials, and electric scooters to be borrowed


🎈Bonus feature

An outdoor cinema with deck chairs, beanbags, natural planting, and timber furnishings. Granted: it sounds more like somewhere you’d visit on the weekend rather than an office. Who said you can't mix work with leisure?


🔗 Check it out https://hereandnow.place


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