£27m Grade A office construction at Winnersh Triangle reaches key milestone

Construction of £27 million Grade A offices at Winnersh Triangle business park reached a major milestone when the building was topped out this month.

The eagerly awaited four-storey Grade A office building of 60,483 square feet, near Reading, now has the roof slab in place and the 5,000-m3 reinforced concrete frame complete.

It means the project is also set to wave goodbye to the 37.6m tower crane as work continues on the next phase of Building 1030 – a major speculative development being delivered by business park owner PATRIZIA in partnership with Wates Construction.

Building 1030 will be prominently located at the western end of the 85-acre business park, which provides a range of office, industrial, R&D and data centre accommodation.

The next steps are to finish installing the framework for the glazing ready to make the building watertight by August. Final completion is scheduled for spring 2016.

Will Lawrie, PATRIZIA asset manager, said: “Building 1030 has reached the exciting stage when it takes solid shape. It’s now possible to see the major facility it’s going to be for businesses; providing jobs, investment and opportunity to the area.

“The quality of Winnersh Triangle is going to be boosted further by this grade A addition to the facilities we have on offer. Major international names have chosen to expand and move here, and with accommodation like Building 1030 that trend is only going to continue.”

As well as having a great location just off junction 10 of the M4, Winnersh Triangle benefits from  its own train station plus a four-star hotel with a restaurant, conference facilities and a range of leisure amenities, plus a retail store, café, nursery and ATM.

Ian Vickers, Managing Director, Wates Construction Home Counties, commented: “Building work is progressing at pace at Building 1030, in part thanks to the strength of Wates’ partnership with PATRIZIA. The market has a growing appetite for high quality commercial space and it is already evident that this exceptional development is set to go above and beyond in catering for this increased demand.”