A radical overhaul for Great Brigham’s Mead in Reading is under consideration as an option to make the building more attractive to potential occupiers.
Owner McKay Securities, which built Great Brighams Mead in 2000, has been in discussion with Reading Borough Council over the possible extension and remodelling of the 84,000 sq ft building in Vastern Road which will be vacated by Three next year, following the mobile phone firm’s decision to move to Green Park.
Images show striking new atrium areas and roof terraces in a building which would be extended to 117,000 sq ft (see gallery below).
Letting agents Hatch Real Estate and Savills worked with McKay to put together a marketing pack to present to potential occupiers to gauge interest.
McKay has already secured Permitted Development Rights to convert the building to 110 flats.
A McKay spokesperson told Thames Tap: “In the knowledge that Three are moving to Green Park at the end of their lease next Spring, we are looking at a number of possible scenarios for the building, before deciding on a preferred way forward later in the year.
“The pack shows how the existing building can be remodelled and extended to deliver a really striking, modern, user-friendly office building of up to 117,000 sq ft with the highest environmental credentials in close proximity to the station.
“No planning application has been made at this stage for the remodelling proposals, but we have had helpful preliminary discussions with the council regarding the concept, as well as already securing planning consent for conversion to residential.”
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