February 15, 2021

Fundamentals of the future: The rent don’t matter, the particulates do

Will an AirScore become as powerful a deciding factor on whether occupiers take space as rents and lease terms?

It is certainly a question that is worth debating, according to AirRated chief executive Francesca Brady and AshbyCapital property director Tom Smithers.

AshbyCapital’s The Future Works development in Slough, Berkshire, has just become the UK’s first property to receive a platinum rating from AirRated for its indoor air quality.

According to AirRated’s assessment, the 100,000 sq ft building has exceptionally low levels of PM2.5, with levels will below those set by the World Health Organisation.

But why does indoor air quality matter? And why are more and more developers looking to get a certification for their buildings?

In this episode of the EG Property podcast, Brady and Smithers – with host, EG editor Samantha McClary – discuss what role air quality has to play in the campaign to bring people back to the office, what value it offers to potential occupiers and investors and why it is being asked about in real estate discussions more and more every day.

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