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Thames Valley business parks continue to thrive

October 2019 - Property Week

Thames Valley business parks continue to thrive

Only a few years ago, the rhetoric around business parks was decidedly negative.  Old fashioned and out of touch with the needs of modern occupiers, they were destined to lose out to town centre office schemes.

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Western Corridor offices league table

October 2019 - Estates Gazette

The table covers Western Corridor (Thames Valley & West London) disposals for the period 01/07/2018 to 30/06/2019. Both occupational sales and lettings are included (but not investment sales). Joint agency deals are credited to both agents. EG is pleased to publish its revised and final version of the Western Corridor League Table with updated results and analysis. This is following a data discrepancy of which we were made aware of after first publication.

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Westcore signs Berkeley Homes for fitted suite concept at Reading offices

October 2019 - Costar

Westcore signs Berkeley Homes for fitted suite concept at Reading offices

Westcore has introduced the ‘Flow’ fitted suite concept at Kennet Place

Westcore has signed Berkeley Homes for a fitted suite concept – ‘Flow’ – at Kennet Place in Reading.

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‘Don’t write off Permitted Development’

September 2019 - Thames Tap

‘Don’t write off Permitted Development’

Campbell Gordon director Duncan Campbell says it is too early to write off Permitted Development (PD) schemes.

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Marson buys Slough offices from XLB for resi conversion

September 2019 - Costar

Marson buys Slough offices from XLB for resi conversion

Demise of PDR ‘greatly overstated’

Marson Property has bought Abbey House, a 16,000 sq ft office close to Slough train station for conversion to residential.

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Singapore’s Mapletree signs flurry of lettings at Reading’s Green Park

August 2019 - Costar

Singapore’s Mapletree signs flurry of lettings at Reading’s Green Park

Mapletree has signed four new tenants and secured more space for three long-term tenants at 1.6m sq ft campus.

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Salmon Harvester passes the Ascot finishing post with final office sales

August 2019 - Costar

Salmon Harvester passes the Ascot finishing post with final office sales

Owner occupiers have bought 1 and 5 Queen’s Square at Ascot Business Park.

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Construction starts on latest Green Park offices

July 2019 - Thames Tap

Construction starts on latest Green Park offices

Work has begun on the construction phase of the latest major development at Green Park.

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Green Park considering new mixed-use ‘hub’ area

July 2019 - Thames Tap

Green Park considering new mixed-use ‘hub’ area

Green Park owner Mapletree is considering options for three new developments totalling more than 800,000 sq ft.

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Construction of new phase at Green Park begins as UK’s leading business park celebrates its 20th birthday year

July 2019 - Uncategorized

Construction of new phase at Green Park begins as UK’s leading business park celebrates its 20th birthday year

Construction has begun on the next development phase at Mapletree Investment’s Green Park, Reading as the UK’s leading business park celebrates its 20th birthday year.

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Singapore’s Mapletree pushes spec button on 234,000 sq ft of offices at Reading’s Green Park

July 2019 - Costar

Singapore’s Mapletree pushes spec button on 234,000 sq ft of offices at Reading’s Green Park

Development will increase offices at campus to 1.6m sq ft

Singapore’s Mapletree Investments has begun the speculative development of 234,000 sq ft of offices in two buildings at its Green Park business campus in Reading, CoStar News can reveal.

The next development phase begins as Mapletree marks the 20th year since Green Park completed.

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Thames Valley Property Awards 2019

May 2019 - Awards

Thames Valley Property Awards 2019

In-town Office of the Year – sponsored by Campbell Gordon

Winner: Keith Wise — The Future Works

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Thames Valley Property Awards 2019

May 2019 - Awards

Thames Valley Property Awards 2019

Outstanding Contribution – sponsored by McKay Securities

Winner: Keith Wise — Campbell Gordon

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Reading office market hots up

May 2019 - Property Week

Reading office market hots up

Developers are exploring other opportunities.  “Several developers are looking at how to respond to occupier demand, says Duncan Campbell, director at Reading agent Campbell Gordon.

“Rents are approaching £40/sq ft and the fundamentals are in place to make office schemes very appealing.”

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Reading Bridge House hits full occupancy with 28,000 sq ft letting to Thames Water

May 2019 - Costar

Reading Bridge House hits full occupancy with 28,000 sq ft letting to Thames Water

The offices were bought from M&G two years ago.

Clients of Berkley Estates have signed Thames Water Utilities for the remaining 28,000 sq ft of offices in Reading Bridge House.

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Virgin Media and IQVIA double up on close to 200,000 sq ft of Reading HQ moves

January 2019 - Costar

Virgin Media and IQVIA double up on close to 200,000 sq ft of Reading HQ moves

Virgin Media has completed its letting of an 120,000 sq ft headquarters building at Singaporean group Mapletree Investments’ Green Park campus on the outskirts of Reading in a deal that sees existing tenant IQVIA move out to around 55,000 sq ft at M&G’s 3 Forbury Place in Reading city centre.

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Occupiers take E-Centre stage

December 2018 - Thames Tap

Occupiers take E-Centre stage

A new letting at the E-Centre in Bracknell has brought the total space taken there over the last year to around 13,000 sq ft.

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Major new speculative office scheme for Green Park

December 2018 - Thames Tap

Major new speculative office scheme for Green Park

Work will start in the new year on 228,000 sq ft of speculative office space at Green Park.

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Virgin Media moves UK HQ to Reading

December 2018 - Estates Gazette

Virgin Medial has picked Mapletree’s Green Park Business Park in Reading, Berkshire, as its new UK HQ, taking 120,000 sq ft at 500 Brook Drive.

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Mapletree presses spec button on major Reading Green Park offices as Virgin signs for UK HQ

November 2018 - Costar

Singapore’s Mapletree Investments is to press on with a major next phase of speculative office development at the Green Park scheme in Reading after securing Virgin Media for its 120,000 sq ft UK headquarters at the business campus, CoStar News can reveal.

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Reading offices set for M&G and RLAM lettings double boost

October 2018 - Costar

Reading offices set for M&G and RLAM lettings double boost

Reading’s office market is set for a boost as 116,000 sq ft of lettings involving two significant corporate occupier moves are finalised.

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Campbell Gordon moves to the top at Reading Bridge House

September 2018 - Uncategorized

Campbell Gordon moves to the top at Reading Bridge House

Property consultancy Campbell Gordon has left its home of 40 years and moved into one of the buildings it markets.

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Campbell Gordon relocates to new offices

August 2018 - The Business Magazine

Campbell Gordon has relocated to riverside offices at the top of Reading Bridge House. The firm was based at 50 Queens Road, or one of the adjoining buildings, since the practice was founded 40 years ago, and has now moved to the ninth floor of the landmark building where it also acts as letting agent.

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Campbell Gordon moves HQ after 40 years to Reading Bridge House

August 2018 - Costar

Campbell Gordon have relocated to riverside offices at the top of Reading Bridge House, after 40 years at 50 Queens Road and one of the adjoining buildings.

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CoStar’s Reading Dealmaker Awards 2018

July 2018 - Costar

Campbell Gordon, LSH, Sharps Commercial and Haslams Surveyors have been unveiled as the winners of CoStar’s 2018 Reading Dealmaker Awards.

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Jenoptik

July 2018 - Costar

Jenoptik

Frasers Property, part of the Singaporean group that has businesses in Singapore, Australia, Southeast Asia, China and Europe, has completed two lettings along the M3 Corridor at Watchmoor Park in Camberley, where Flagship Foods has taken 12,500 sq ft and photonics specialist Jenoptik 22,500 sq ft, with both leases agreed on 10-year terms.

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M&G goes on property spree

May 2018 - Uncategorized

M&G goes on property spree

M&G Real Estate is to finance 315 build-to-rent homes in Reading, a town in south east England, reflecting increasing interest in the sector by the asset management industry.

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Campbell Gordon team up with TSP at Beale Park

May 2018 - Uncategorized

Campbell Gordon team up with TSP at Beale Park

On Friday 18th May, Campbell Gordon were delighted to join up with TSP for a day of volunteering at Beale Wildlife Park and Gardens. Beale Park is a 350 acre park situated just north of Pangbourne, Berkshire with a large collection of small exotic animals, farm animals and birds as well as landscaped gardens and woodlands.

Alice, Jake and Charlie joined TSP for a day’s gardening and painting including helping out with Beale Park’s newest project, their new aviary.

M&G to finance Reading Station BTR

May 2018 - Costar, The Business Magazine

M&G to finance Reading Station BTR

M&G Real Estate is to finance 315 build-to-rent homes adjacent to Reading Station, bringing its investment in the residential sector to circa £900m.

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Lincoln Property Company revives hope for Reading Station Hill site

May 2018 - Property Week

Lincoln Property Company revives hope for Reading Station Hill site

In February, when Property Week revealed that Texas-based Lincoln Property Company was in advanced negotiations to buy the Station Hill site in Reading, the news was welcomed in the Thames Valley town.

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