Cybersecurity business Rapid7 has taken 22,616 sq ft at M&G Real Estate’s 2 Forbury Place in Reading.

The new occupier has taken a 10-year lease on the first floor of the 192,000 sq ft building and will relocate from its current premises at Theale.

The building has EPC A and BREEAM Excellent ratings and a WiredScore Platinum accreditation. Occupiers have extensive cycle storage, shower and changing rooms, as well as a concierge service at reception and communal space.

Aaron Pope, director, asset management at M&G Real Estate, said: “This significant display of confidence in Forbury Place and the Reading town centre office market more widely, highlights the continued demand for prime workspaces in the business districts of key urban centres.

“2 Forbury Place is a prime example of why M&G Real Estate continues to develop, reposition and invest in high quality office assets across the UK and Europe’s major towns and cities, to command premium rents from UK and international occupiers which have sustainability and wellbeing at their core.”

Michael Keimig, senior real estate manager for Rapid7, said: “We are excited to be moving into our new offices at 2 Forbury Place later this year. We selected the space because of its great location as well as the many amenities available to our employees, and we are confident Forbury Place will provide the next evolution in our workplace and a great home for our UK-based team.”

Savills acted as advisor to Rapid7 while Campbell Gordon and CBRE advised M&G Real Estate.

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