Here and Now
The ‘Now’ building, completed as the first phase of the ‘Here and Now’ project, is a refurbishment of two existing office buildings in Reading, which provides a range of spaces in response to the increasing demand for sustainable work environments. The existing building used glass and metal extensively, leaving no clear identity or purpose. Facades looked corporate and defensive and had no relationship with the surroundings, that are rich in plants and trees.
The refurbished spaces reintroduce nature through extensive internal planting and connections between internal and external spaces. Amenity spaces are provided at these points to create a shared community.