The redevelopment of this tired 1970s building next to Reading station has created an elegant new landmark for the town centre. We stripped the building back to its frame, added four storeys and squared off the chamfered corners, a technically challenging process which required the integration of architecture and structural engineering design.

Reclad in terracotta, the external appearance is a contemporary interpretation of traditional materials. A spacious, double height colonnaded entrance and reception area and retail units at ground level provide street presence and amenity, whilst a set-back top floor has allowed the creation of a roof terrace.

Office floors have been designed for maximum flexibility leaving tenants with a range of choices from whether to leave services exposed, to occupation density and the design of the kitchens and communal areas.

LocationReading, UKYear2015 - 2017ClientLandid & Brockton CapitalCost£42.6 millionArea24,160 sq m / 260,000 sq ft (GEA)