The Porter Building - Profile
The Porter Building
, United Kingdom
Landid and Brockton Capital's 120,000 sq ft office development in Slough, Berkshire is the first in the UK to achieve WELL Core and Shell Certification
Designed by architect tp Bennett, the building was launched in November 2016 and has been developed to maximise the wellbeing of its occupiers, with abundant natural light, fresh air, top-quality drinking water, healthy eating options, an abundance on biophilia, extensive comfort measures, and a layout aimed at encouraging movement around the workplace.
"Wellness has become an increasingly important part of workplace strategies in recent years, reflecting a wider cultural shift towards greater healthier lifestyles. As the first building in the UK to achieve WELL Core and Shell certification, The Porter Building sets a new bar for the design and development of offices. The workspace will positively impact on business performance, through staff retention and attraction, wellbeing and productivity and will meet the aspirations of the very best talent. We expect that in five years’ time all new office buildings will be seeking WELL certification, in the same way that new buildings today are expected to adhere to the highest sustainability standards. Wellbeing will simply become part of the language of office design and we are very proud to be playing a leading role in that transformation.” - Chris Hiatt, Landid Director
As well as setting a new bar for wellbeing, The Porter Building also boasts great connectivity, having achieved a Platinum ranking - the top award - through global digital connectivity rating scheme WiredScore, and has achieved a BREEAM sustainability rating of ‘Very Good’.
Located directly opposite Slough Station, The Porter Building offers connections into London Paddington in just 13 minutes – with occupiers set to benefit from even faster connections when the Elizabeth Line arrives in 2019, with journey times into Tottenham Court Road reduced to just 34 minutes.
“We are really pleased to have helped design and deliver the first commercial office building in the UK to achieve WELL Building Standard certification. It is a huge achievement for the client and team, and sets a precedent for future office design." - David Blair, Principal Director tp bennett
The building also features 100 car parking spaces, including 10 electric vehicle charging points, and 100 secure bicycle spaces plus showers and lockers for the ever growing number of workers who like to ride or run to work.
CBRE provided WELL advisory and certification services at the project.