The office rental market is changing. There is a fresh concept of what the ideal office looks like, which part of the city they should be in, and what it should provide. The demand for collaborative working practices and a desire to be part of a community is constantly increasing; this is no longer the arena of ‘Small and Medium Enterprises’ (SME’s) alone, we are seeing Blue Chip companies moving into this space. Wellbeing in the workplace continues to be a hot topic in the office market and using the office to promote this is becoming standard practice.
At Jo Cowen Architects we’ve shown you can create a flexible working environment where quality, efficiency, flexible working spaces and integrated technology are all key components; offering greater occupancy ratios than the traditional office format, plus a playful, informal environment that drives up staff satisfaction.
Permeable facade allowing the public realm and landscape to extend into the building.
Closed facade allowing for controlled entry and controlled environmental conditions.
At the core of our vision is the Ingate model of workspace which offers both a modern office design and contemporary co-working spaces. This will support a creative, professional – but fun – working environment. There is focus on tenant facilities, such as breakout coffee areas, showers, cycle racks, changing facilities, and event space. A sustainable footprint also caters for greater workforce efficiency. The flow of fresh air, availability of natural light, the smell of the office and noise levels are all important influencers of our design.
Different businesses want different things. Whilst proximity to talent remains key, geographical push and pull factors have shifted. Meeting these needs ensures longevity, so integrating a connectivity platform allows occupiers to interact more and more online. There is great potential to attract a rich mix of occupiers to Ingate