The striking regeneration of one of Reading’s biggest office developments will be unveiled to guests at a major UKPF conference next month.

The refurbished 375,000 sq ft Campus Reading International at J11 of the M4 will host TvPropFest on October 13. An extensive line-up includes the deputy leaders of both Reading and Slough borough councils along with chief executives from Berkshire LEP, REDA and experts from Savills and Barton Willmore (now Stantec).

Guests will also hear from Guy Bishop from Alchemy Asset Management, which, along with Tristan Capital Partners, has carried out the overhaul of the building, previously known as Reading International Business Park.

Branded as Pow Wow at Campus Reading International, the event will include an exhibition, tours of the development and three talks, each with panel discussions.

The event starts at 10am with networking followed by three sessions of talks and debates covering placemaking, clusters and the changing nature of office occupation.

The placemaking session will involve Cllrs Pavitar Mann and Tony Page, deputy leaders at Slough and Reading borough councils respectively, along with REDA chief executive Nigel Horton-Baker in a session chaired by Alison Webster, chief executive of Berkshire LEP.

The session on clusters, chaired by Rob Allaway, managing director of DevComms, will include a look at the emergence of major film studio schemes with Kim Cohen and Nick Paterson-Neild from Barton Willmore who worked on Shinfield Studios.

Jon Gardiner, head of Central London leasing for Savills, will chair the session on the office which will involve Carolyn Pontifax, director of KKS Savills, Chris Davies, property relationship manager for Virgin Media and Mr Bishop from Alchemy Asset Management.

UKPF managing director Matthew Battle said: “Since we first ran Thames Valley Property Forum in 2004, we have had the leading property event for the region and, this year more than any other, it’s important to get the property community together.

“As well as the need to create places people want to come to and the remarkable new media property market in film and TV developments, TvPropFest will look at the modern office.

“This will cover the step change there has been with developments like Campus Reading International which represent a new benchmark for quality, ESG and employees’ wellness.”

The event ends with lunch and walking tours at 1pm.


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