Tech Data's David Watts

Tech Data to create sustainable working environments

 Tech Data has announced a Future Workplace plan, where its co-workers in its Basingstoke and Bracknell sites will benefit from office spaces that are being carefully refurbished. Site features will include collaboration zones, and redesigned working spaces, focus booths, casual meeting areas, project zones, multi-faith and mother’s room, along with enhanced break-out and canteen facilities.

Both offices will have the same look, design and feel, providing co-workers with a consistent environment and experience. On both sites, co-workers will benefit from bright and open use of floor space with areas for physical, virtual and hybrid interactions.

In addition, the Basingstoke location will house a new dedicated technology centre  for resellers, allowing vendor technology demonstrations, proof of concept testing and customer meetings. The Bracknell location already houses the Tech Data Business Solutions Centre.

The new Basingstoke office, which remains within Chineham Park, is energy efficient with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating1 of “B” and a BREEAM score2 of “Very good”. The car park has a number of e-charging points for electric vehicles. Tech Data is also investing in LED lighting to reduce energy consumption and switching to net zero electricity suppliers. There will be a refit of the existing Bracknell office where work is already underway and where the landlord has committed to an investment plan to bring the building to an EPC rating of ‘B’.

David Watts, managing director, UK and Ireland, Tech Data, said: “With the Future Workplace plan, Tech Data is making sure that its UK office locations are the best possible places in which to work, meet and collaborate. Designed for purpose and equipped with the latest technology, furniture and fittings, they will be workspaces that are both inspirational and practical and enable co-workers to work together even more effectively in delivering the highest levels of service and support to our customers and partners.”

The Future Workplace plan is the result of a detailed review of Tech Data’s real estate in the UK and Ireland, that aims to deliver fit-for-the-future working environments that will meet the needs of co-workers and the business for the long term. As well as upgrading the Basingstoke and Bracknell offices, Tech Data will take the opportunity of lease events to update its other UK locations.

The new Basingstoke office is in the Maplewood building at Chineham Park, an 815,000 square-foot, mixed-use business park, owned and managed by Frasers Property UK. Tech Data has been located at Chineham Park since 2010. The Maplewood building has been comprehensively refurbished by Frasers Property as part of its continued investment in the estate. Situated just to the north of Basingstoke, it is an ideal location for staff with its close proximity to the A33 and the M3 and M4 motorways.

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