Benholm Group cultivate workplace wellbeing at Cadworks in Glasgow

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As Scotland’s first net-zero carbon office building, Cadworks epitomises a fresh approach to workspace design, seamlessly blending architecture with a commitment to nurturing the health and vitality of its occupants as a ‘cycle-in’ office building. At the forefront lies Benholm Group, a champion of biophilic design dedicated to enhancing workplace well-being through the power of planting.

A vision for wellbeing

Cadworks’ journey towards creating a workplace environment that prioritises health and well-being was sparked by a shared vision with Benholm Group to infuse its architectural design with elements of biophilia, with a particular focus on integrating a striking living wall.

This monumental interior living wall is probably the largest in Scotland! Stretching across an existing solid wall, this living masterpiece breathes life into the workspace. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the living wall serves as a natural air purifier, converting CO2 into oxygen and filtering out harmful VOCs, thereby enhancing indoor air quality and fostering a healthier working environment.

Nurturing wellbeing, enhancing productivity

The benefits of biophilic design extend far beyond aesthetics, as evidenced by the positive impact of the living wall on Cadworks’ occupants. Studies have shown that exposure to greenery can reduce stress, boost mood, and increase productivity. By creating a lush oasis amidst the urban landscape, Cadworks empowers its employees to thrive, fostering a culture of well-being and vitality.

A testament to Success

Kyle Jones, Building Manager at Cadworks, attests to the profound impact of the living wall on employee well-being and satisfaction. Kyle highlights the tangible improvements in morale and productivity following the installation of the biophilic feature. Moreover, the living wall serves as a powerful symbol of Cadworks’ commitment to sustainability and social responsibility, reinforcing its status as a trailblazer in the realm of workplace wellbeing.

Cultivating wellbeing through biophilic design

As organisations worldwide strive to create environments that prioritise employee wellbeing, Cadworks stands as an example of the transformative power of biophilic design. Through its partnership with Benholm Group, Cadworks has not only reimagined the traditional office space but reminds us of the profound impact that green spaces can have on our health, happiness, and productivity.

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