HB Reavis teams up with pioneering US research centre Well Living Lab to create healthy workplaces
HB Reavis has become the first European-headquartered developer to join the Well Living Lab as a founding member of the lab’s global alliance. The lab is pioneering research on the interaction between health, well-being and indoor environments. The membership underlines HB Reavis’ strong commitment to going the extra mile to create enjoyable workplaces where people can thrive.
The Well Living Lab, based in Rochester, Minnesota, is the world’s first scientific research centre analysing the relationship between people’s health and well-being with indoor environments. Formed as a collaboration between world-leading medical provider Mayo Clinic, and Delos, a wellness real-estate and technology company, the lab has access to high-quality expertise and innovative knowledge.
Dedicated to city-shaping and transforming often overlooked areas into innovative places, HB Reavis is passionate about providing workspaces that inspire people and keep them healthy, gratified and therefore more productive. The developer joins 19 other leaders from different business sectors that have joined the alliance and share this same philosophy.
HB Reavis wants to ensure those who enjoy its buildings are not only comfortable but prospering in all respects. The developer is committed to contributing to the science behind what truly drives worker well-being and contentment, hence decided to team up with some of the best researchers in the world to further their research and ultimately create sustainable workplaces that encourage high performance among users.
As a founding member, HB Reavis will have access to the lab’s evidence-based research and outputs, which, for example, measure: light exposure, CO2 levels, noise and other distractions’ impact on employees. Insights from these studies from the lab will then be built in to HB Reavis’ own European offices.
Once the Well Living Lab’s findings and wellness strategies have been tried and tested in HB Reavis’ own premises through the use of innovative technologies, the initiative will be rolled out in HB Reavis’ future projects and through its co-working platform HubHub and workplace consultancy service Origameo.
“We are excited to have HB Reavis join our alliance and the movement to improve indoor spaces to benefit people’s lives,” says Brent Bauer, M.D., medical director, well Living Lab and medical director, Integrative and Complementary Medicine, Mayo Clinic. “By working together, we can collectively innovate, using scientifically based knowledge to transform health and well-being in built environments.”
HB Reavis is already a pioneer in pursuing certification under the WELL Building Standard in CEE, having successfully registered nine buildings and two interiors to date. Alongside, 20 of HB Reavis’ projects are currently in the process of being BREEAM Communities certified. These standards have become ingrained into the development process, highlighting HB Reavis’ commitment to building sustainably and providing remarkable experiences for office-users and the wider community.
About HB Reavis
HB Reavis’ mission is to bring remarkable experiences to people’s lives through our real estate solutions.
The people who experience our developments are our main focus – our aim is to deliver great spaces that enhance productivity, well-being and overall experience for those that use them as well as the surrounding communities. As an integrated pan-European developer we design, build and manage our buildings; we also act as investment manager and manage spaces for co-working. We operate in the UK, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary while exploring development opportunities in Germany.
Since HB Reavis was founded in 1993 we have successfully delivered more than 1 million sq m of commercial space. We have further developments in the pipeline totalling more than 1.2 million sq m, with planned value of €6.3 billion. Eleven schemes are currently under construction, with a leasable area totalling 450,000 sq m and value of €2 billion.
With capital exceeding €1.2 billion and staff of 700 people, we’re proud to say that HB Reavis is among the European market leaders in real estate.
The exceptionally high standards we set in terms of development quality and sustainability have been recognised internationally with a series of awards, including “Best Employer in Poland” awarded in 2016 by AON Hewitt, “Best European Office Developer 2016” in the World Finance awards, “Office Developer” in Annual CEE Investment Awards 2017 by EuropaProperty and “Global Real Estate Investor of the Year” by Estates Gazette Awards 2017 in the United Kingdom.
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