Figures put together by Campbell Gordon have shown a third of take up in Greater Reading last year was at Green Park.

A major deal in December involving relocation of IT firm CGI from 250 Brook Drive to 45,000 sq ft at number 350, the biggest in Reading all year, boosted the figures.

The consultant has calculated that the total space taken up in deals of more than 5,000 sq ft which took place in 2020, was 153,399 sq ft. Of that, 51,565 sq ft was deals at Green Park.

Rory Carson, vice president of asset management at park owner Mapletree, said: “CGI, a longstanding customer of Green Park, has renewed its commitment to our business community, having taken 45,000 sq ft in December.

“This is the largest office deal in the Reading area for 2020. We value the consistently strong relationships we have with our customers, which are underpinned by offering a flexible approach to their needs and placing an emphasis on community wellbeing.

“During the pandemic we have successfully maintained a sense of community via our Green Park online portal for our 7,600-strong working population, where we continue to provide a varied events programme and support.

“We anticipate pent up demand will drive an increased rate of take up in the Thames Valley. Despite this challenging business environment, we aim to provide adaptable, high-quality solutions for our customers.”

CGI, which acquired Logica in 2012, is one of the largest independent IT and business consulting services firms in the world and has been headquartered at Green Park since 1999. It’s new eight year deal will mean a move in the Summer.

In addition, another existing Green Park occupier has expanded during 2020, taking a further 6,710 sq ft.

Image shows 350 Brook Drive.

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