Bruntwood’s £8m creative flagship redevelopment on Charlotte Street, Neo, is officially open for business.
The building houses tech-enabled, high quality workspace environments including co-working spaces, communal lounges and kitchens, presentation spaces, screening rooms and studios, in addition to larger open-plan office layouts.
The intuitive, highly connected building also focuses on the health and wellbeing of its customers, offering a wealth of benefits, including a free Fitbit, discounted gym membership at the on-site gym and secure bicycle parking, and changing rooms and showers on every floor.
In addition to the building’s meeting and event spaces, there is a large open-air roof terrace with all-weather meeting pods and an on-site community engagement manager who will support the Neo community with a programme of business support, wellbeing and social events.
Neo has proved hugely successful in attracting creatively-minded businesses with 100% of the all-inclusive small studio spaces now let and 75% of the upper floor workspaces let or under offer.
Brentwood celebrated with an exclusive launch party attended by more than 200 people from the creative, design, media, business and property industries.
The terrace was transformed into a stunning party venue for the event with music from DJ Krysko (Warehouse Project), street food from Dirty Food Revolution and The Otto-men.
Chris Oglesby, CEO of Bruntwood, said: “Neo has been specifically designed to encourage development in creatively-minded businesses of all sizes. We have actively developed the health and wellbeing benefits for our Neo customers, and are incredibly excited to see the community grow.”
Internationally renowned artist Brendan Dawes was on hand to premiere his bespoke interactive artwork, Fermata, shown on the £250k digital art space in Neo’s reception, demonstrating how it interacts with the building’s visitors and environment.
Fermata consumes real-time digital inputs of data including social media feeds, weather reports and feeds from sensors within the building itself, even responding to the colour of visitors’ clothes, and translates them into compelling, abstract, digital artwork that will capture these ordinarily fleeting moments and visualise them as something beautiful and engaging.
The artwork is the first in a series of regularly changing digital exhibitions from established and emerging artists. The art space is open to the public during office hours and is currently accepting submissions.