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The development involves the demolition of an existing 1980’s office building, Aldwych House, and the reinstatement of 100,000 sqft grade A commercial office space.
The new building will have six floors, and will include car parking and ancillary accommodation at basement level. The office floor plates provide flexible office accommodation with minimal internal columns, and due to its internal light well, a high level of natural light.
The site is adjacent to the Grade 2* listed Alfred Waterhouse Town Hall and several other buildings of historic importance. The façade design of the new office building is inspired by the masonry facades of these surrounding buildings, with copper panels replicating the depth and tonal colours of the past.
At various levels the building cuts back in plan, with the resulting roof terraces providing landscaped amenity spaces. A double height entrance at the corner of the building will be a distinctive townscape element, clearly visible from the main transport interchanges nearby.
The building is designed to achieve BREEAM Excellent.
Client Korine Property Partners
Location Reading, UK
Status Completed June 2016
Structural Engineer Meinhardt
Services Engineer Aecom
Cost Consultant Gleeds
Project Manager Measures and Company
Main Contractor Sisk Group
BREEAM Rating Excellent