The places where we work have changed and the way people work has changed. New office and commercial buildings are built around interaction and flexibility, creating spaces where businesses can perform, breath and thrive as they compete for the best talent.
Google’s headquarters in London’s Covent Garden is perhaps an extreme example of this but it does reflect the way working lives have become more mobile and working relationships and engagement is less formal. Faster adaptability will be the norm, and buildings will reflect this in form, structure, interior volume, faÃ§ades, and services. If developers and designers want to plan for this flexibility, Spiralite can deliver not only a more aesthetically acceptable but also a more efficient answer as can be seen with the 99 Clifton Street development.
Modern commercial buildings also need to be much more energy efficient and drastically reduce CO2 emissions. The pressure is on as more exacting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements, increased energy costs (expected to increase 80% in the next five years) and specific legislation requiring increased sustainability come in. Brent Civic Centre has been designed with this in mind and we are now working closely with the UK Green Building Council to improve the quality of working environments for all commercial buildings.
UK Green Building Council Offices – Ultra low carbon refurbishmentMorgan Lovell / Cundall
Google Innovation Centre, London – high sustainability specificationMala Engineering / Medland Metropolis
The pressure is on as more exacting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) requirements, increased energy costs (expected to increase 80% in the next five years) and specific legislation requiring increased sustainability come in…