The Ministry of Justice has taken 15,070 sq ft over two floors of refurbished office space at Abbey Gardens in Reading.

Vail Williams acted for landlord Palm Capital on the deal, one of the largest this year.

Vail Williams partner Guy Parkes said: “The building has recently benefited from an upgrade, adding collaboration space such as a new business lounge, yoga studio and outside meeting and event space as well as updated reception facility.

“This keeps pace with fresh demands to bring people back together in an enhanced and vibrant workplace environment.

“The Ministry of Justice choosing Abbey Gardens is testament to the resilience of well-managed office buildings with great sustainability credentials that have benefitted from substantial investment.”

The MoJ was advised by Cushman & Wakefield. Palm Capital, was advised by both Vail Williams and Knight Frank.

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