‘As we focus on building a more sustainable future, active buildings with sensors, metrics and dashboards that can communicate where we can dial down energy usage based on customer demand will be critical in tackling the climate emergency, and will remain just as important as the smart tech revolution gathers momentum,’ Andrew tells us.
Here, Bruntwood Works has installed a ‘central nervous system’ – a smart system that connects the physical space with people, processes and systems to develop insights of how they are used. The building will act as a living lab, and will use sensors and data points to collect and analyse data, to produce insights that will help to influence future developments. Bruntwood Works is even developing a customer app, which will link the technology and data back to the end user as well as potentially giving customers the opportunity to book meeting rooms, access concierge services, sign up for events and order food and beverage from on-site operator, Ancoats Coffee.
So, what else can we expect?
Well, for a start, there’s WELL. This summer, 111 Piccadilly is set to become one of the first coworking spaces in Europe to achieve Platinum Standard WELL certification – while there is also the promise of a new glazed lift and an innovative cycle hub scheme. Sounds well smart.
Photography: Jody Hartley