Our client acquired this office tower in central Reading and embarked on a programme of improvements to help attract and retain tenants. This has proved its success, with the original vacancy having been nearly all taken since.
The project involved a front of house refresh, keeping existing elements where possible to limit the investment. We over-clad the existing reception desk and introduced new finishes and banquette seating. The existing sandwich bar was very poor causing tenants to get their own sandwich deliveries, which was not a positive arrangement. A local artisan operator was engaged and a new modern café was created with a generous seating area, directly off the main reception.
This provides a whole new dimension to the space and a communal meeting area for occupants within the building. We also gave the washrooms a light refurbishment to complete the makeover.
Finally, we added an architectural piece to frame the entrance and provide a greater sense of arrival and distinction to the building’s street presence.