Korine Property Partners awarded John Sisk & Son a £20.4m JCT Design & Build contract to create an iconic commercial development in central Reading, comprising 11,000m2 of Cat A flexible office space over six floors, with additional basement parking/bicycle storage.

The process involved the demolition of an existing 1980s office building to create a site for its new, reinstated replacement, which enjoys a high level of natural light provided by an internal light well

The site is adjacent to the Grade 2 listed Alfred Waterhouse Town Hall and several other buildings of historic importance, and the façade design of the new office building is inspired by the masonry façades of these surrounding buildings, with copper panels replicating the depth and tonal colours of the neighbouring historic brickwork. At various levels, the building cuts back in plan, with the resulting roof terraces providing landscaped amenity spaces.