October 2019 - Costar
Westcore has signed Berkeley Homes for a fitted suite concept – ‘Flow’ – at Kennet Place in Reading.
The suites are fitted out speculatively by the landlord, with meeting rooms, break out spaces and contemporary furnishing throughout.
Natalie East, Marketing Manager at Westcore, said: “We are delighted to have secured Berkeley Homes in our new concept 2,820 sq.ft ‘Flow’ suite. We decided to fit out this suite and one other of 4,025 sq ft, speculatively, one of the very first to do this in the South East market outside of London. We are delighted to complete this letting within just two months of formally launching this new concept. The speed of occupation and quality of the fitout were fundamental part of securing Berkeley and are a testament to the ability of our professional team to move quickly in response to occupier demand.”
Duncan Campbell, Director at Campbell Gordon, said: ‘It is great to have Berkeley Homes joining the existing tenant mix at Kennet Place. Kennet Place is one of the most prominent and best parked office buildings in Reading town centre, and with just 23,000 sq ft left to let we are one of the very few buildings left in Reading town centre that can accommodate larger occupiers,”
Westcore Europe bought Kennet Place in 2016 and working in partnership with Canmoor as development manager undertook a comprehensive refurbishment of the building, which was subsequently launched in July of 2017.
Instant Managed Offices taken space on the second, third and fourth floors equating to 42,120 sq ft in 2018 in the biggest Reading letting of that year.
Campbell Gordon, Knight Frank and BNP Paribas are the letting agents on Kennet Place.