The Courtyard: 12 offices in Bracknell Berkshire
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Overview

Unique working environment, Ultrafast pure fibre network, Dedicated car parking

 
Welcome signs at The Courtyard Brackenell The Courtyard consists of 12 open plan office buildings in Bracknell, Berkshire. They probably offer the highest quality office space in the Thames Valley, and are available on traditional leases or a flexible inclusive managed basis.

We offer green buildings in a green setting, and this has helped attract innovative technology companies from around the world, particularly North America.

Buildings are configured for column free open plan offices or cellular rooms, and they don't need air conditioning to keep cool. Secure aluminium louvres provide cross ventilation during summer nights, cooling the heavy structure to provide comfortable working conditions throughout the year. However, all buildings have three phase power to cool server rooms.

       
 

Specification

Designed for minimum lifecycle costs

1 Gbps pure fibre symmetrical bandwidth One dedicated car parking space to every 25 sq m net
Secure aluminium louvres provide night time cooling in the Summer  150mm raised access floors throughout 
3 phase electricity supply to all units for cooling server rooms  Category 2 lighting with automatic daylight sensors 
Fully fitted beech finish kitchens including Miele fridge and dishwasher  Fire detection systems on larger units
Security system including movement detectors and contact pads on doors Gas fired tubular radiator heating 
Opening double glazed windows with low E glass and security latches Flexible on site infrastructure for IT and telecoms
Generous ceiling heights throughout with beech finish on first floor  Fully glazed double height entrances
Meets British Council of Offices benchmark for naturally ventilated buildings  Luxury toilets with granite top surfaces 
 
 

Sustainability

"The only green buildings we occupy that actually work"

This is an actual quote from the European Property and Facilities Manager for a multinational occupier at The Courtyard, who has considerable experience of "green" offices. We take it as a great compliment, as sustainability is not a passing fad at the Courtyard, it is central to reducing both running costs and depreciation, leading to happier occupiers, reduced voids, and improved investment performance for Reedspace. Total utility bills (gas, electricity & water) for occupiers remains under £1 per sq ft.

Passive rather than active means are used to temper the internal environment, harnessing natural light and ventilation to give the individual occupant as much control as possible.

Walls are built of engineering bricks to increase thermal mass, but this also helps reduce maintenance, and provides a feeling of solidity rarely experienced in offices.

The recent World Green Building Council report "Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices" demonstrated that the design of an office has a material impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of its occupants. It proposed a simple high level framework for measuring organisational outcomes and relating these back to the physical features of buildings and employee perceptions. It identified a 'virtuous circle' of good design that works for both people and planet, for example maximising daylight and enabling user control.

  Bill and Katie Reed receive the Bracknell design award


Sustainability also helped the Courtyard win the most recent Bracknell Design Award for being the best design in the Commercial & Community category built in the last ten years.

A panel of six judges chose the scheme from the 22 nominations for it's energy efficiency, sense of place, and pleasant working environment. Bill & Katie Reed received their award from Cllr. Mrs Mary Ballin, Executive Member for Planning and the Environment.
Read the Health, Wellbeing & Productivity in Offices report   |   Read the Carbon Trust Case Study   |   Read the Islington Case Study 
     
     

Free time?

Walk to the pedestrian core of Bracknell town centre or drive to Ascot, both less than ten minutes away

Being on the edge of the town centre gives the best of both worlds when it comes to free time. The Courtyard is on the eastern side of Bracknell town centre that is currently undergoing a major revitalisation.

When finished, it will be worth walking to for lunch or shopping - in addition to the usual high street brands there will be a new 12-screen Cineworld.

  artist's impression of Bracknell shopping centre
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Marks and Soencers shop logo   Feenwick stores logo   H&M shops logo   primark stores logo
     
If you prefer a different ambiance, drive to Ascot High Street, or if you really want to impress there are some of the world's best entertaining and sporting facilities nearby. Ascot racecourse is literally six minutes drive from the Courtyard, while Coworth Park and the Royal Berkshire are a few minutes more. Further down the London Road lies Smiths Lawn in Windsor Great Park, home of the Guards Polo Club, or Wentworth and Sunningdale Clubs for golfers.  
Ascot Racecourse, High Street, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7JX
www.ascot.co.uk     Telephone 0844 346 3000

Wentworth Club, Wentworth Drive, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4LS
www.wentworthclub.com     Telephone 01344 842201

Guards Polo Club, Smith's Lawn, Windsor Great Park, Surrey TW20 0HP
www.guardspoloclub.com     Telephone 01784 434 212
 
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Occupiers

A community of small local businesses and larger multi-national ones including:

         
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Egnyte transforms business through smarter content, allowing organizations to connect, protect, and unlock value from all their content. Their Content Intelligence platform delivers smart content collaboration and governance in the cloud or on-premises to thousands of businesses around the world. It is privately held and headquartered in Mountain View, CA. Investors include venture capital firms such as Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.

  Infigo was the first occupier at the Courtyard, and have been with us since 2003. Infigo is run by Tony and Sarah Dawson who live locally in Bracknell and founded it in 1989 to provide document binding solutions such as Renz, Brady, Fastback and Unibind to businesses. They share their building with Looking Glass Design & Multimedia who specialise in property marketing.   PrecisionPoint was founded in 2002 and develops data warehousing and reporting software for Microsoft ERP (core business applications) platform.The way ERP is designed to optimise transactional data capture it makes reporting, and in particular financial reporting where accuracy and transparency are critical, inherently challenging. PrecisionPoint has developed innovative software solutions that ensure the reliability and accuracy of financial reporting in the Microsoft ERP marketplace, without the need for massive one off investment. They do this through sophisticated integration of data into a data warehouse.
www.egnyte.co.uk   www.infigoltd.co.uk   www.precision-point.com
     
schlumberger logo   Faronics logo  
Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing approximately 123,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in more than 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry's widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

  Faronics is a privately owned company founded in 1996 based in Vancouver, Canada. It has nearly 30,000 customers using over eight million licenses in over 150 countries that helps them manage, simplify, and secure multi-user computing environments. Their suite of products ensure 100% workstation availability, and frees up IT teams from tedious technical support and software issues.

  Maximizer was founded in 1987 and is based in Vancouver, Canada. It is a leading provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems with over 1.6 million licenses shipped to more than 120,000 businesses across all industries. It targets small to mid-sized organisations looking for significant revenue growth and has offices in North America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific.
www.slb.com   www.faronics.com   www.maximizer.com/uk
         
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Carillion is a leading international integrated support services business, employing around 48,500 people in the UK, Canada and Middle East. They have annual revenues of more than £5bn, and are listed on the London Stock Exchange, being a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
  Axsy has developed a mobile sales SaaS platform that allows businesses of any size to be more effective when dealing with customers face-to-face. Axsy is unique in that it has developed the end-to-end technology stack required to deliver highly secure industry certified mobile payment services as a core feature of its SaaS platform.

  Chiltern House are Independent Financial Advisors, and have been at the Courtyard for a decade. Unlike many organisations that are driven by process and sales, they help clients by taking the time to truly understand their requirements now and in the future. At the heart of Chiltern House is the belief in the value of enduring client relationships that are built on mutual trust and understanding.
www.carillionplc.com   www.axsy.com    
         
   
Responsiv Solutions were previously at The Braccans facing the Eastern Road roundabout. They provide enterprise integration, process automation and API economy specialist services, as well as providing skilled technical product Specialists who can help install and build client's integration architecture. The Responsiv software accelerates time to value for SOA and enterprise integration projects, as well as providing capabilities critical to a sustainable digital strategy.   Albert Roger Ltd was founded in 2012. They have an in depth knowledge of both the beauty business and retail in their markets and have a passion for building brands. They offer brand owners access to distribution channels through their European network, and provide bespoke solutions to take brands to their target market. They have also offices in Paris and Madrid, and warehouse distribution facilities in Holland and Spain.   Venture Life is an international consumer self-care company focused on developing, manufacturing and commercialising products for the ageing population. Through its manufacturing company in Italy, Biokosmes, the Group also provides development and manufacturing services to companies in the medical device and cosmetic sectors. The Group’s own branded products are currently sold or partnered in over 40 countries and include food supplements, dermo-cosmetics, and medical devices for improving minor aches and pains. Venture Life has a market capitalisation of over £20m, and is traded on AIM.
www.responsiv.co.uk   www.albertroger.com   www.venture-life.com
         
       

OpenCFD owns the OpenFOAM Trademark, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of ESI Group, listed on EURONEXT Paris with a turnover of €140 million.

ESI Group is a leading innovator in virtual prototyping that allows products to pass certification tests - before any physical prototype is built - and can ensure that new products are competitive in their market space. OpenCFD are another company that moved to the Courtyard from The Braccans, facing the Eastern Road roundabout.

       
www.esi-group.com