Sustainability is key to good business – Reading Today Online
Sustainability and well-being are at the heart of Frasers Property UK’s Winnersh triangle and understandably at the top everyone’s schedule. Businesses are now considering it in everything they do, including on their premises. We see an increasing number of potential occupiers asking questions about the sustainability credentials of a building and the business park.
In addition to sustainable buildings, the landscape and the environment in which the occupants work are important. Winnersh Triangle is 2* Fitwel accredited, this is an international accreditation for health and wellness. This demonstrates our commitment to creating a better environment for the people and wildlife of the Winnersh Triangle and surrounding areas. Last year Frasers Property UK became the first company in the world to achieve 3* Fitwel accreditation for Farnborough Business Park, something we are currently working on for Winnersh Triangle.
The Fitwel Commercial Site certification assesses holistic health, including public access, pedestrian connectivity, proximity to open spaces like Dinton Pastures, outdoor fitness areas and community destinations. It’s in abundance at Winnersh Triangle as we have outdoor walking paths, green public spaces and universal access for wheelchairs and strollers.
We also host health-promoting events like our free bootcamp and a state-of-the-art MOVE HQ gym, which offered our occupants free access to its entire class schedule for free throughout August. Healthy food options are also plentiful at the three Gather and Gather cafes, as well as the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Move HQ cafe on Eskdale Road.
Fitwel Accreditation is the benchmark for developers listening to the realities of what modern occupiers want and need. We have invested heavily in our business park to ensure that health and well-being are an integral part of the design, development and operation of our buildings. Winnersh Triangle strengthens the connection between people and the places where they live, work and visit. They are well connected, have safe road infrastructure and our guests also have access to the gymnasium, which houses The Cabin and has hosted a Dodgeball competition for the park. Recently, our occupants took advantage of a free summer party. In the center of The Green was a 12m screen, with free food and ice cream, washed down with Pimm’s and lemonade while enjoying Wimbledon on the giant screen. Our events, from beekeeping to hanging basket workshops and more, all make Winnersh Triangle a fantastic place to work.
At Winnersh Triangle, we are proud to aim for net zero carbon by 2030, in accordance with the Science Based Targets certification program. This goal will be achieved through many effective measures. These include 100% renewable and solar photovoltaic energy installations, as well as the addition of “No Idling” signs throughout the park, to encourage occupants and visitors to turn off their engines while waiting to improve air quality. Small changes can make a big difference.