Two TFT projects at Thames Valley Property Awards


It’s always great to see our projects nominated for awards, and last night we had not one but two nominations for market-leading schemes at the Thames Valley Property Awards (December 9th).

Two major office projects for the South East region were up for the Workplace of The Future Award and we’re proud to say that the Here+Now development, for our client V7, scooped the win.

Both Here+Now, at Thames Valley Park, and Mapletree Investments’ 400 & 450 Longwater Avenue, at Green Park (both near Reading) were nominated in recognition of their successes at creating new types of workplaces. Each project was designed to excel on sustainability and wellbeing, creating places which go beyond traditional expectations of office buildings.

Our role on both projects was to support these outcomes as development project managers. For Here+Now we provided project management, cost consultancy and CDM services to help these refurbishments achieve BREEAM Outstanding and Fitwel 3 Star certification. For 400 & 450 Longwater Avenue, we have helped deliver the first WELL accredited buildings in the UK to receive a Platinum score.

Alistair Allison, Managing Partner at TFT, said:

“We’ve been fortunate to work with two forward-thinking client organisations, who value the wellbeing of their occupants and aren’t afraid to innovate. These are two high-profile and very high quality assets that set the bar for future office buildings in the Thames Valley”

Alistair Allison, Managing Partner, TFT

Chris Hunt, Director at V7, said of the winning Here+Now project:

“We built sustainability into the core of the design from the get-go. We used a sustainability consultant to help us write the initial architect’s brief, which is unusual to do it that way round. That formed the basis for the whole project. We are net zero carbon and a truly sustainable green project. We have an onsite lifestyle manager, and initiatives like a digital app for booking paddleboards to use on the Thames, plus an outdoor cinema and working areas.”

Chris Hunt, Director, V7

Read more about the awards here.