Remember when you used to overhear colleagues engrossed in an interesting discussion on the other side of the office? Or casually suggest an idea and solve someone’s problem without even knowing about it? All this time working from home has made it clear how much we yearn to connect and how it makes work smoother and more serendipitous when we do.
Today, Brent Cross Town is announcing the first office buildings that will form part of its 25,000-strong business community. This community will be shaped around a shared ideal: that quality of life is the future of work. And it’ll be a place where connection and collaboration are designed into the very fabric of the buildings. These are offices for people who care: about doing great work of course, but also about the planet and the wider community. They’re determined to improve life for their customers and ensure that everyone who works for them can thrive physically and mentally.
Nick Searl, partner of Argent Related, commented, “Businesses who focus on advancing quality of life for their customers and staff are the future. And now, they have a home. Brent Cross Town isn’t a business park or a closed-off campus, it’s a community brought together around common values.”
Councillor Daniel Thomas, Leader of Barnet Council, said, “Brent Cross Town is an exciting development for Barnet. Its connectivity to the rest of the UK will help attract world-class businesses and talent to the borough, while boosting skills and employment locally. Our new 180-acre park town has been designed so businesses are supported by open spaces, community facilities, retail and new homes; responding to changing behaviours towards living and working.”