Bankside Yards has teamed up with the market-leading smart buildings app Smart Spaces to bring an enhanced experience to office occupiers at Arbor.
Arbor has been designed to be the embodiment of human-centric thinking: a place that inspires and promotes big ideas. Because people are at the centre of our thinking about Bankside Yards, making the building fit the needs of diverse occupiers was a priority, and with 223,000 sq ft of flexible workspace over 19 floors, we looked to harness technology to offer space-by-space customisation.
Arbor uses technology to tune the environment, with features like a smart façade that automatically deploys blinds to reduce solar heat gain and access to a fossil fuel-free fifth-generation energy network that shares heat according to demand, resulting in a development that emits 45% less carbon in operation than a typical office building.
Using the Smart Spaces app adds granularity to these building and estate-wide controls, with occupiers able to monitor and optimise the energy use, lighting, indoor climate and air quality of individual spaces to support the wellbeing of their teams.
The app also enables contactless access, which companies can use to allow seamless entry to the building for employees, with a QR code visitor invite that provides fast access for guests. Smart Spaces also provides a communications platform with all users of the building, alerting them to news and events.
The Smart Spaces app joins a suite of measures; including a Platinum WiredScore rating, BREEAM Excellent and a forecast Gold score in the WELL Building standard; which mean that space at Arbor enables occupiers to spend more time on the things that matter to their business.
Click here to read an interview with Richard Miskella, a managing partner at the legal firm Lewis Silkin, on how a move to Arbor will support the company’s goals to provide a cutting-edge working environment, strengthen its culture, meet ambitious sustainability goals and play an active role in the local community.