The 260,000 sq ft of offices, designed by Sheppard Robson, are now being marketed as two of the most sustainable and technologically advanced buildings within the Thames Valley, targeting net-zero carbon emissions.
The design offers multiple roof terraces with a kitchen garden and yoga lawn and a significantly improved public realm for this new commercial quarter
Approval is still subject to completion of a Section 106 agreement.
The two new buildings, know as No 1 and No 3 The Future Works, will be built on each side of an already completed office block.
The all-electric development will be compatible with future 5th Generation district energy networks.
A range of environmental measures, including integrated PV panels, a high-performance façade and solar control, electric vehicle charging, rainwater harvesting, and site-wide heat reclaim, will exceed a 40% reduction in annual carbon emissions compared to similar sized office buildings.
Peter Ferrari, Chief Executive of AshbyCapital, said: “With one building completed to an exceptional standard, part let, and with strong interest in the remaining space, we’re excited to get the next phase of this major regeneration project underway.
“Covid-19 has accelerated some trends we were already seeing in the office market: increased flexibility, more widespread use of technology, and a greater focus on collaboration, wellness and community.
“No 1 and No 3 The Future Works will be best-in-class examples of innovative, future- proofed office buildings that facilitate collaboration and prioritise the health and wellbeing of their occupants”