Our new addition to The Werks Co-working area!
Why not take a break from the office and experience one our brand new Skype booths – private, comfy, cosy and perfect for video meetings and phone calls. These skype booths have only recently been completed and are part of our ground floor co-working area and kitchen. Pop downstairs and check them out!
As you know, we have made some very big changes lately to try and reduce our carbon footprint across all of our buildings. Over at The Werks, we made several changes in January including 126 lights being replaced. Since these changes, figures show a reduction in monitored energy usage of just over 50%. Since the changes at West Werks in April, over 1.3MWh has been generated, offsetting over 500kg of carbon emissions. At Werks Central, 261 lights were changed to LED. These will lower the buildings carbon footprint by another 11 tonnes annually. Finally, the work done over at Pier Werks will reduce the buildings carbon footprint by over 7 tonnes a year. Thanks to BHESCO for the great work!!!
Up at Print Werks, our new building at 1 St James Mews, we have put up our new sign. Set just back from the hustle and bustle of St James Street in Kemptown, this building is a wonderful setting for craft makers to share space within this dedicated makers building. This is a very unique building for practitioners making unique work and we are delighted to now have the sign up above the door!
One of our clients from West Werks, “Constant Fire and Electrical LTD” have just completed upgrading the lighting within The Werks and Werks Central to LED lighting working along side BHESCO. These new lights look much better and bring brightness to every room. They have also just received great news that BHESCO would like them to replace the existing lighting within Piers Werks too. With an estimated total of 300 light fittings to replace overall, this will make a big saving to ongoing energy costs and a huge difference to the environment.
We have received the figures from our recycling in every building across 2015. At The Werks, we saved the equivalent to 28 trees, at West Werks we saved 31 trees, Werks Central we saved 49 trees and at Pier Werks we saved 50 trees. Thank you all for helping us to achieve these impressive statistics and therefore keeping The Werks Group green.
We are doing an incredible amount of building improvements in all of our buildings, but the one getting the most attention at the moment, is Werks Central in Middle Street.
The most important upgrade is brought to us by Fastnet through a government scheme we took advantage of towards the end of last year, which will see our broadband connection upgraded from the current 100mb to 1GB! We believe this will make us the only serviced office building in Brighton to offer a super fast broadband connection! Not only do we get a new fibre connection, the upgrade comes with an entire new structured cabling system throughout the building, which is being carried out by CNC Cabling who have been brilliant! It is a daunting task of re-wiring an empty building, but here they have the added challenge of working around our clients. We salute you!
Our windows were in a shocking state, most of them unable to open without a length of wood to prop them up, but thankfully, they are now being replaced by Shaws of Brighton
Next on the agenda are the toilets and kitchens.
Towards April we plan to have a new coworking area on the ground floor which will extend to a coffee shop and new meeting room areas, making our building a lot more accessible to the general public.
Once we have photos to show, we will share them on our social media pages.