Advised by both Lambert Smith Hampton and RARE, Brydell Partners has secured Pharm-Olam as an occupier for One Station Square, Bracknell. Taking the entire 5,308 sq ft first floor, Pharm-Olam is a global research organisation and joins Pharmiweb Solutions, another pharmaceutical leader, who recently took 12,700 sq ft in the building.
This demand is reflective of the Thames Valley’s growing credentials as a centre for pharma/biotech occupiers and Bracknell is proving particularly attractive due to its current town centre regeneration scheme and the value for money it offers in comparison to other Thames Valley locations.
One Station Square has been refurbished to provide contemporary office accommodation adjacent to Bracknell train station. The building offers a range of innovative amenities, including electric car charging points, an excellent car parking ratio, weekly yoga classes through Yin Yan, new executive showers and a manned reception.
Hannah Bennett, senior surveyor for Lambert Smith Hampton Reading, comments: “Bracknell’s regeneration, particularly including The Lexicon retail and leisure development, is proving to be a successful draw for businesses. One Station Square provides a unique offering of contemporary exposed services space in the heart of the town centre and we’re receiving significant interest in the remainder of the building.”
Guy Parkes, Director of Thames Valley Agent RARE goes on to explain: “The remaining 7th Floor space, branded as the towns ‘Sky Floor’, is unique to the town with its contemporary exposed service style and incredible panoramic views. This is exactly the right mix of vibrancy, functionality and environmental credentials that is wanting by prospective occupiers across the region and why One Station Square has been so successful.”
David Seddon, head of asset management at Brydell Partners, adds: “We’re thrilled with the success of One Station Square so far. It offers a mix of work environments for our occupiers – from exposed services specification to more traditional office space. The central location is also a point of difference and Pharm-Olam’s employees are set to benefit from being so close to everything The Lexicon has to offer.”
The building comprises 42,425 sq ft and a total of 5,508 sq ft on the 7th floor is still available to let.