V7 Win Workplace of the Future for Here + Now, Thames Valley Park, Reading.

The 2021 Thames Valley Property Awards applauded winners in 18 categories during a gala celebration at the Pavilion, Royal Ascot racecourse.

The awards are the leading commercial property event in the region, recognising the contributions of property agents, developers, planners, consultants, property lawyers, and dealmakers to the success of the sector. They are sponsored by ArenaBP CollinsBoyes TurnerCampbell GordonGateley LegalHaslamsHicks BakerIBB LawMcKay SecuritiesMorgan LovellRider Levett BucknallSavillsSEGRO and Vail Williams.

Richard Thompson, Managing Director at Black Ox, publisher of awards organiser The Business Magazine, said:

“What has happened over the past 18 months has meant that businesses have had to look at their future workplace strategies, as businesses are looking to move away from full remote working. Many of the property clients we engage with say that it will take two to three years of transition before working practices become settled.”

Throughout the evening, finalists, sponsors and other guests were kept in stitches by host Marcus Brigstocke, one of the UK’s leading comedy talents.

The Morgan Lovell Workplace of the Future Award – sponsored by Morgan Lovell

Winner: Here + Now

“We built sustainability into the core of the design from the get-go. We used a sustainability consultant to help us write the initial architect’s brief, which is unusual to do it that way round. That formed the basis for the whole project. We are net zero carbon and a truly sustainable green project. We have an onsite lifestyle manager, and initiatives like a digital app for booking paddleboards to use on the Thames, plus an outdoor cinema and working areas.” Chris Hunt, Director, V7

The Awards’ special charity was once again Maidenhead-based Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice Service, which provides specialist care and support to children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions in Berkshire and the local area. Over £7,100 was generously donated by guests.