Where the very architecture of a building can create healthier, more contented people who produce better, more worthwhile results.
Step into either 11 or 21 Canal Reach from the oak tree-screened, boulevard-wide street, with its lushly planted verge and enter the double height reception space. Engineered for meetings, for relaxing, for events, for people, softening the barrier between street space and work space. Here, there is a dedicated entrance to 75 showers and 738 cycles spaces, for runners and cyclists alike, with direct access to all office floors. A further sustainability commitment that exceeds BCO standards.
Floorplates are flooded with daylight through full height windows on 3.125m high floors and more natural light is drawn down through two large atria. Space and openness encourage connected communities where people feel a part of something larger, while the flexible, endlessly adaptable floorplates make any combination possible.
The near 57,000 sq ft floorplates make it one of the largest – and certainly the most adaptable – spaces available in central London. Open, holistic design allows a single occupier to take the whole of both 11 and 21 Canal Reach, or a single floor, or part of one. A global headquarters or a Fortune fast riser. No fixed rules means all options are open – up, down, sideways, inside, out.
Award-winning architects Bennetts Associates design creates a stack effect, drawing out excess heat from the 12 storeys. A fuel cell helps to store and provide power for the buildings whilst climate control comes from the ecologically sound district heating and cooling system. BREEAM 2014 ‘Outstanding’.
The workspace has been set free. Mobile working means there is no reason for people to be at a desk. They could just as easily be in a roof garden, in a café, in a green square.
The unique design of 11-21 Canal Reach places all of the functional plant at the rear lower floors of the building, so that one and a half acres of gardens can tumble, uninterrupted, across the roofs and terraces – places for receptions, meetings or to simply enjoy the incredible views.
This enlightened approach values the natural and human environments as much as the steel and stone. It’s where people, places and the public realm find a new balance.