Vail Williams and Knight Frank have been appointed to market vacant space in the refurbished 185,000 sq ft Abbey Gardens office building in Reading. 

They will seek to let 56,000 sq ft of unoccupied space on behalf of landlord Palm Capital.

Users of the building can now use an app called Savvy which allows access, gives information such as the building’s air quality and offers discounts and deals at nearby businesses.

Vail Williams partner Guy Parkes said: “Abbey Gardens is a building designed to cater for the post-pandemic occupier – one who is looking for much better value from their office space, not just in lease terms, but also technology and amenities too.

“Palm Capital has been quick to react, creating a business community at Abbey Gardens which provides collaborative spaces whilst offering value-added services including a concierge and fitness studio to support employee health and wellbeing.

“This amenity-rich approach, together with the range of office sizes on offer, creates an attractive proposition for those businesses looking for something more from their working environment.”

He believes there will be high demand for offices in vibrant centres in 2021.

Units at Abbey Gardens range from 2,300 sq ft to entire floors of 24,500 sq ft.

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