Reading town centre has an excellent supply of office accommodation within a short distance of Reading's new railway station in the heart of the town. The market is responding strongly to the increasing demand for Grade A office accommodation with a number of new developments as well as high standard refurbishments of existing space and plenty of serviced office accommodation. Reading's landmark office developments, existing and pipeline, include:-
Just four minutes walk from Reading Station’s brand new northern interchange, the nine storey Reading Bridge House has been remodelled to provide large, open floor office accommodation of up to 11,834 s ft. It has recently been purchased by Topland.
Owners of Aquis House, USS, have invested £4 million in refurbishing the office building which is located opposite Reading Station, including a new reception area and redesigned front entrance. The extensive refurbishment provides high-quality office suites ranging from 3,000 to 10,000 sq ft. The refurbishment also provides 55 car parking spaces, new shower and changing room facilities for cyclists commuting to the office. Lambert Smith Hampton and DTZ are marketing the property.
M&G are building two new office buildings and upgrading Three Forbury Place to create a new estate alongside Reading Station. One Forbury Place will be the new UK headquarters for SSE in 2017. Phase two will also complete in 2017.
In a prime location, overlooking Forbury Gardens and just a five-minute walk from Reading Station, it is the latest project from M&G Real Estate and Bell Hammer. With a specification featuring market-leading office space, abundant landscaping,450 parking spaces, garden terraces on upper floors overlooking the historic Forbury Gardens and a target BREEAM rating of “Excellent” and EPC rating of “B”, Forbury Place.
The iconic Blade is already a landmark in Reading. At 13 storeys high it dominates the Reading skyline. Floor plates of up to 8000 sq ft with unique views over Reading and the surrounding countryside from its central location. The building, which has recent tenants such as Barton Willmore, is marketed by Haslams. www.thebladereading.com
Phoenix House offers a high quality HQ office building that has been newly refurbished, totalling 50,846 sq ft (4,724 sq m). The property is arranged over six floors. Located on Station Hill, Phoenix benefits from an extensive frontage to the new train station. Read more...
Completed in summer 2014, One Valpy is 56,000 sq ft of fully refurbished Grade A space in the heart of Reading centre. Contemporary and innovative space creates a unique business environment with extensive on site facilities. Suites from 3,500 sq ft and a 3,500 sq ft A3 (restaurant unit) on the ground floor.
A major refurbishment by M&G creating 100,000 sq ft prime office accommodation spread over seven spacious floors opposite Reading station. Floor plates up to 18,658 sq ft. Completed in 2017. Marketed by Savills - http://www.rplusreading.com/
Stanhope and Benson Elliott’s 900,000 sq ft, 4 office buildings (from 100,000 to 370,000 sq ft), retail, leisure and residential will anchor the developing area around the station. Station Hill was named the top planning consent in the South East in February 2014. Work on the site is well underway. www.stationhillreading.co.uk
Established high quality offices alongside Reading Station, with a private llink bridge direct to the station, Apex Plaza has many high profile tenants including Barclays, Ernst & Young and HSBC. www.apexplaza.co.uk
Landid Property and Brockton Capital will complete the redesign of Thames Tower, opposite Reading Station in March 2017. The building has been empty for a number of years but is now poised for a new lease of life as the developers create an urban amenity-rich location. Work is underway with first new occupiers announced as Austin Fraser. Read more...
The White Building on Kings Road completes in Spring 2017 with Work.Life already confirmed as a ground floor tenant and two international occupiers signed up. Forbury Works, the redevelopment of the old newspaper offices opposite Reading Station is due to complete in 2017.
McKay Securities have completed one of the few outstanding BREEAM rated buildings outside London near to Reading Station. 9 Greyfriars has a roof terrace
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