Here + Now
Green and pleasant
With its emphasis on connecting with the natural environment, health and wellbeing, Here + Now represents the core values of the post-pandemic workplace.
Previously an outdated, uninviting office building that was completely disconnected from its natural context, we have reintegrated the surrounding environment to create a tangible connection to occupants.
Warm, natural materials banish the cold, corporate touch of the previous building, while outdoor features and excellent sustainability credentials make Here + Now an ideal workplace for people passionate about both wellbeing and the environment.
Its close proximity to Reading town centre and great rail links to London, make Here + Now an ideal location for commuters and residents alike.
Project name: Here + Now
Location: Reading, UK
Service: Sustainable design
Value: < £20M
Scope: Interior design
Clients: Baumont, V7
Completion date: 2021
Accreditation: Net Zero Carbon (both embodied and operational), BREEAM Outstanding, FitWel 3*, RESET Accredited, Cycling Score Platinum, Wiredscore Platinum, LETI
Project Manager/Cost consultant: TFT Consultants
Service/Fire Engineer: Hoare Lea
Sustainability Consultant: Element 4
Structural Engineer: Elliott Wood
Planning Consultant: Urban Space Planning
Branding: Simon Turnbull
Graphic Design: Green Village
Main Contractor: Overbury
Photography: Jack Hobhouse, Simon Kennedy
Video: Simon Kennedy
BCO Awards 2022 Regional Innovation Award, South of England & South Wales - Winner