31st Jan 2022
S&C Slatter are thrilled to be nearing completion on an innovative new business park sports hub project we’re delivering at Winnersh Triangle Business Park.
Ready to accommodate a new way of working, the comprehensive scheme includes a new club house, allotments, a living wall and a new Gen 2 sports pitch, featuring an artificial turf system produced with 100% recycled artificial turf fibres.
Work from home, if you can. It’s a phrase that dramatically changed the landscape of working life in Britain overnight in March 2020. For most of us, it meant saying goodbye to office blocks, fluorescent lights and business casual. We just didn’t know how long for.
Fast-forward a year and many businesses and staff adapted well to remote working. Major companies such as Deloitte and Mercer closed down offices as they realised the apparent benefits, where overhead costs were lower, staff were happier and productivity didn’t suffer.
But as lockdowns lengthened, eased, and returned, the novelty for some began to wear off as the pandemic entered its second year. With zoom-fatigue, lack of interaction and difficulty separating work life from home life, remote working is far from perfect for employees. While some businesses and employees adapted and enjoyed this new way of working, many others found that WFH had a negative effect on wellbeing and performance.
So, what does this mean for the ‘office job’ of the future? News outlets from the Financial Times to The New Yorker are asking the same question, with flexibility, or ‘hybrid-working’ touted as the potential key.
With long stretches of mandated home-working for many, formerly packed business parks across the country were forced to rethink. How can they find a way to appeal to those businesses trying to balance the bottom-line with employee wellbeing and performance?
Winnersh Triangle, a 1.5 million square foot mixed-use business park in Berkshire, is already well ahead of the curve. Frasers Property, who own the park, have invested over £6m into their Reworking Winnersh Project, which has already seen extensive development since 2020.
With a focus on sustainability and a ‘there’s more to life than work’ ethos, the development is set to become the blueprint for the office of the future. Winnersh Triangle will cater for employees as much as their employers, responding to the needs of agile working while promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace.
S&C Slatter are thrilled to be delivering the new business park sports hub, featuring a Gen2 multi-use sports pitch, yoga & exercise studio with living roof, urban gardens and living wall.
“As we return to the office, it’s important for us to provide a variety of facilities to enable our occupiers to truly enjoy their time here. Winnersh Triangle is a great location, and the new facilities provide further sports and wellness facilities for our occupiers and the local community.”
– Rupert Batho, Commercial Director, Frasers Property
A commitment to sustainability isn’t just a promise for Frasers Property, it’s something they already deliver on, with Winnersh Triangle powered by 100% renewable energy, procured on site.
Understanding the importance of sustainability to the park, our team designed the new Gen2 multi-sports pitch using the very latest artificial turf technology. This cutting-edge sports pitch will be constructed with 100% recycled artificial turf fibres, delivering the same exceptional performance, safety and durability – without the carbon footprint.
Part of SuReTec, the sustainable recycling technology programme from our FIFA, World Rugby and FIH Preferred Turf Producer partners, FieldTurf, the new pitch will deliver between 60-80 hours of usage per week for sports such football, netball and tennis.
Our surfacing and civils teams, in conjunction with our sister company White Horse Contractors, are delivering hard and soft landscaping on site. Footpaths, seating areas, expansive planting schemes and even a living wall will support the development’s biodiversity and efforts to provide a greener, more connected outdoor space for recreational enjoyment as well as outdoor meetings.
With new office and co-working spaces, sports facilities and outdoor spaces, Reworking Winnersh is embracing the new ‘hybrid’ or ‘agile’ style of working, designed to help manage that all important work/life balance that will attract both businesses and employees back to brick-and-mortar working.
We’re thrilled to be supporting Frasers Property in leading the way for businesses, helping to deliver a more sustainable, happier, efficient workplace, and look forward to officially handing over the site in the coming weeks.
With in-house expertise across design, planning, construction, maintenance, surfacing & civils, S&C Slatter help businesses to create safer, healthier environments through sports, roadway and car park construction.
We’re committed to providing first-class facilities for top performance, maximum use and longevity.
Get in touch now to see how we can help you maximise the potential of your workplace with a business park sports hub.