The Courtyard consists of 12 open plan office buildings to rent in Bracknell, Berkshire
Green buildings in a green setting. The Courtyard maximises daylight, fresh air and proximity to nature, whilst being a short walk from Bracknell town centre and its transport infrastructure.
Secure aluminium louvres provide cross ventilation during summer nights, cooling the heavy structure to provide comfortable working conditions throughout the year without the need for air conditioning.
The Courtyard attracts innovative technology companies from around the world, who want an environment that matches their Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance goals.
1 Gbps pure fibre symmetrical bandwidth
Three phase electricity supply
High thermal mass for passive night cooling
Surrounded by oak trees
150mm raised access floors
Access 365 days a year
Luxury toilets with granite top surfaces
Beech kitchens with Miele appliances
Much has already been written about how natural elements can help fight viruses: daylight, fresh air, and proximity to nature itself promote well being.
An article in the Financial Times of 28th August 2020 “The Architecture of heat: how we built before air-con” mentions how “the coronavirus pandemic has underlined the need for natural ventilation in buildings to help flush viruses out of buildings”. OpenCFD, a Courtyard occupier, has developed a model that predicts air movement to establish the most effective locations for fans to flush viruses out.
The Courtyard’s high ceilings, opening windows, secure cross ventilation, and location in what was an Oak forest all contribute to the health of occupiers. As does an absence of communal spaces, lifts and need for air conditioning.
For further reading please click here
Your own front door
No shared facilities
Generous ceiling heights
Fully opening windows
Secure natural ventilation
“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 the planet, for example maximising daylight and enabling user control.
Sustainability also helped the Courtyard win the last 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 its 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.
THE COURTYARD, EASTERN ROAD,
BRACKNELL, BERKSHIRE RG12 2XB
Mason + Rye
Pret A Manger
The Elms Park
Lily Hill Park
The Lexicon, a ten minute walk to the West
The Lexicon is the new heart of Bracknell, and full of what you’d expect from a town centre. Walk there for lunch, or drop in on the way home after work to visit High Street favorites, there are over 3,000 car spaces. It is open from 9am to 7pm six days a week, with an hour later on Thursday and Fridays.
Lily Hill Park, a ten minute walk to the East
A poll for the 2020 National Picnic Week voted Lily Hill Park as the second best UK picnic location after Hampstead Heath for its “outstanding natural beauty and historical significance”. Its 56 acres are available to Courtyard occupiers for either picnics or walks.
Caffe Kix, just a short three minute walk away
The Courtyard occupiers now have security access to Caffé Kix in Greenwood House, a short walk from the Courtyard, and it’s become a popular alternative environment to eat, drink and meet away from the office. Caffé Kix is the UK’s leading independent workplace cafe operator.
The Cafe2U van visits every day and provides an opportunity to meet other Courtyard occupiers as well as barista coffee and snacks.
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.
The Courtyard accessible all day every day using every form of transport.
The Courtyard to:
Bracknell Train Station
M4 (Junction 10)
M3 (Junction 3)
The Courtyard to:
Bracknell Train Station
Bracknell Station to:
The Courtyard to:
THE COURTYARD PLAN
OFFICE SPACE TO RENT BRACKNELL
FIND THE RIGHT BRACKNELL
OFFICE SPACE TO RENT FOR YOU