GRAHAM completes works on £16.5 million Reading office redevelopment

GRAHAM Construction has completed work on the £16.5 million redevelopment of The White Building in Reading.

The revamp of the seven-storey office building on Kings Street for Boultbee Brooks Real Estate (BBRE) has taken the construction firm almost two years to complete.

During the redevelopment of the scheme, formerly known as Kings House, GRAHAM delivered 93,145 sq ft of Grade A office space by removing the T-shaped building’s central core to create larger, open floorplates on all levels of the building.

New stair cores, lifts and facilities have also been added to the rear of the building, as well as new cladding to improve energy efficiency throughout.

One of the most technically challenging aspects of the project was the temporary works solution that involved around 70 tonnes of steel props to support the building’s structure while the central core was removed.

"This was critical to the project’s technical and commercial success and allowed us to create new, open floorplates that provide flexibility to occupiers," said Rob Joyce, GRAHAM Construction’s London office director.

Roger James, Boultbee Brooks Real Estate’s Development managing director, added: “The team’s successful delivery of the project has transformed the previous building into a unique, modern workplace suited to a wide range of businesses."

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