AWE has taken 67,280 sq ft of offices at Green Park in Reading and expects to start moving in this year.

Park owner Mapletree has declined to comment on the deal in which the atomic weapons maker, which has established bases at Aldermaston and Burghfield, will move into 250 Brook Drive, the former home of CGI.

In a statement AWE said: “As part of the company’s Building a Better Workplace programme, we will be opening a modern office space at Green Park, Reading, Berkshire.

“We expect to begin populating this from the end of 2024. The programme will enable the company to recruit and retain the top skills and talent to support its unique mission, drawn from a diverse range of thinking and backgrounds.

“Creating a decentralised enterprise of hubs and satellites enables AWE to work better with supply chain, academia, and Government partners, while also delivering socio-economic value to regional communities across the UK.”

Charles Dady, head of national office leasing for Cushman & Wakefield, joint agent with Campbell Gordon for Green Park, said: “We are delighted to have leased 250 Brook Drive in its entirety shortly after practical completion of the 67,2800 sq ft building and look forward to welcoming AWE as a new occupier to Green Park. It’s further evidence that major occupiers are taking the best quality space available.”

REDA chief executive Nigel Horton-Baker, said: “It is welcome news that AWE will be locating on Reading’s Green Park. It is yet further evidence, along with investments such as the nearby one million sq. feet Shinfield Studios development, that Reading is a premier destination for global business.

“We welcome AWE to the business community of Reading and look forward to getting to know them and assisting them to set up and become a valued member of the local business and residential community.”

Savills advised AWE.

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