Park that thought – well-being comes to industrial parks
In a very competitive marketplace, energy efficiency and good transport links are no longer enough for logistics and business park schemes to be successful. Developers and tenants are now looking into the benefits of healthy and positive workspaces to lift themselves above their competition.
Whilst sustainability standards are fairly commonplace in logistics and warehouse developments, as architects we now find ourselves looking beyond just a simple check list to reduce the carbon footprint of a building, to also include those focused on health and well-being, such as the WELL Building Standard.
We may also find ourselves discussing biophilic design with clients or creating expansive connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces. With the provision of outdoor amenities, including areas of parkland, there has been a move, too, towards inclusiveness, creating links with the wider community.
Health and well-being in this sector is not a flash in the pan. The idea has taken hold and companies can see the benefits on their bottom line.
For more detailed thoughts on the impact of health & wellbeing in the logistics and business park sector, read our latest blog here: Park that thought – well-being comes to industrial parks.