Reading's tallest building officially launched
22 Apr, 2009, Reading, UK
Reading’s tallest building and most sophisticated new workplace will be officially launched this week when The Blade welcomes its first guests on Thursday 23rd April.
The 420ft (128m) 14 storey tower on Abbey Street is in the heart of Reading’s central business district overlooking Forbury Gardens and has already established itself as an elegant and iconic focal point for the town.
The Blade has been developed by PMB Holdings and Aviva Investors which have delivered a prime Grade A property of the quality found in central London. In doing so they have established a new benchmark in office accommodation and one of the finest working environments in the region. From the upper storeys occupants will have a virtually uninterrupted 360˚ view across Reading and the surrounding countryside.
The developers and their letting agents Fryer Holt, Cushman & Wakefield and Knight Frank, are targeting both local companies and London based companies as tenants for the new space. Occupation costs in The Blade will be at least 50 per cent cheaper than a comparable quality building in central London and it’s hoped that the building will help to generate new jobs for the town.
Ed Jones, property director, PMB Holdings, said: “We set out to deliver a best quality building which will attract occupiers keen to present a modern image to their clients and the best possible working environment for their staff. This is a great opportunity for businesses already in Reading and the surrounding area to take advantage of breaks in their leases and to relocate to The Blade. We are also targeting businesses in West London who want this quality of accommodation but at significantly lower cost and who have been unable to find it outside of the capital.”
The Blade can offer flexible office accommodation of between 5,630 sq ft (523 sq m) – 109,302 sq ft (10,154 sq m) across its 14 floors.