Since the end of March, staff from over 50 locations have been moving to the most technologically advanced office in the SSE property estate. Now over 1800 staff are based at the 190,000 sq. ft. Reading headquarters.
Situated over 8 floors with 1547 permanent desks, the building has been designed with the key objectives of providing a flexible and dynamic work environment that enhances collaboration, efficiency and productivity.
With 136 break out spaces, 57 meeting rooms and a large ground floor café seating 260, the benefits of building objectives are clear. Microsoft Surface Hubs are installed in all meeting rooms; increasing the opportunity for staff to hold video meetings; reducing the need to travel between sites. Touch screen technology is used throughout the building, from lift services to interactive white boards enhancing the workflow for the internal retail marketing team.
The furniture for the building was sourced from over 19 suppliers through our dealer Claremont Office Furniture. A common feature across all floors is the extensive opportunity to step away from the desk whilst maintain productivity. Breakout pods and high back arm chairs all come with power integration and USB charging points, for work that requires more intense concentration and complete silence the acoustic work booths are located throughout the building and again feature power charging.