Reading International III

Winning competition for the redevelopment of a prominent brownfield site at the southern approach to Reading. The scheme provides 26,600m2 of offices configured to allow the infrastructure and buildings to be procured in a series of phases. The proposal seeks to exploit the gateway location and present a cohesive, radiating frontage to traffic approaching Reading from the M4 in an array of buildings that follows the line of the road and an existing watercourse and landscape bund.

At the heart of the scheme is a compact piazza – a contained place for people to arrive at, and spill from the buildings to sit, chat or amble.