A workplace less ordinary

THE WHITE BUILDING has been designed with a fresh approach in mind. Forget what your typical office building looks or feels like, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

We want your staff and clients to feel invigorated and inspired by the building and its urban environment.


Stripped back detail

THE WHITE BUILDING is a workplace with a different aspect. We’ve replaced suspended ceilings and recessed lighting with exposed services for a more remarkable modern office.

Completely transformed office building

93,145 sq ft

13,340 sq ft floor plates

Flexible floor plates

Environmentally Efficient

Great amenities inside & outside

Communal Roof terrace

36 car parking spaces ratio 1:860 sq ft

3 mins to the Oracle Shopping Centre

6 mins to Reading Station

39 secure cycle spaces

Concierge service

Overview

  • Full CAT A building refurbishment
  • Newly configured entrance and reception
  • New floor to ceiling glazing throughout, providing excellent natural light
  • Exposed media-style ceilings incorporating LG7 compliant lighting and new heating and cooling system
  • Occupancy density 1:8m2

Landscaping

  • Newly landscaped street frontage and resurfaced car parking
  • Natural textured stone paving slabs with inset feature lighting providing illumination
  • New stone cladding to boundary walls
  • High quality stone benches with integral illumination
  • Large communal roof terrace
  • DDA compliant access
  • New trees along Kings Road and Abbey Street frontage

Parking spaces and access

  • 36 on-site car parking spaces (1:860 sq ft)
  • 39 secure cycle spaces

Lifts

  • 3 x new 13 person 1000kg passenger lifts (incl. 1 fire fighting lift)
  • Minimum 2.0 mps passenger lift speed
  • Hybrid destination control system

Mechanical services

  • New mechanical installations throughout
  • New efficient VRF heating and cooling system via air-sourced heat pump
  • Internal design conditions: 23°C +/-2°C (summer), 21°C +/- 2°C (winter)
  • Building energy management system (BEMS)

Electrical services

  • LG7 compliant lighting (350–400 lux target)
  • Digital lighting control system
  • PIR lighting throughout the office and core with daylight sensors
  • Central building management system (BMS)
  • Generator connection capability

WCs and showers

  • New male and female WCs on each floor
  • New male and female changing rooms with 8 showers and 42 lockers at basement level
  • A DDA compliant shower room is provided at basement level

Floors and ceilings

  • Fully accessible raised floor set 80mm from the top of the structural slab
  • Average 2925mm floor to ceiling height for floors 1–6 with locally lowered heights of approximately 2470mm

Energy saving features

  • EPC rating B
  • High efficiency gas condensing boiler
  • High performance VRF heating and cooling units with low fan power
  • Low heat loss glazing with high UV rejection throughout
  • Thermal upgrade to the roof to match that of a new build
  • Thermal upgraded walls to reduce heat loss
  • Improved air-tightness to reduce air and heat leakage
  • LED lighting in communal areas with presence detectors
  • Dimmable luminaire controls
  • High daylight factors in offices to reduce artificial lighting

Additional benefits

  • Excellent public transport and pedestrian/cycle connections to railway station and town centre amenities
  • Recycling facilities
  • Landscaping provided to enhance site ecology
  • Energy metering and sub-metering of light and power to each floor
  • Low flow sanitaryware fitted to reduce water consumption

Floor by floor fit for purpose

THE WHITE BUILDING offers flexible and virtually column-free floors of 13,315 sq ft with new floor to ceiling glazing.

The new office space provides an inspiring working environment to help the modern occupier attract and stimulate its most important assets: its staff and clients.

Floor sq ft sq m
7th floor (roof terrace) 3,143 292
6th floor
5th floor
4th floor
3rd floor 13,340 1,239
2nd floor 13,340 1,239
1st floor
1st floor 4,163 387
Ground floor
Reception 2,217 206
Total* 30,843 2,863

* The roof terrace is excluded in this total area.


WHERE THE VIEW’S AT

Your roof terrace… take a break, stretch your legs, make the most of your lunchtime, chill out, informal meetings or events space. You choose.


Reading – full of flavour

  • The 750,000 sq ft Oracle shopping centre with restaurants, cafes and bars only minutes away
  • A range of international-quality hotels nearby
  • Fitness and leisure facilities throughout the town, with Buzz Gym just over the road
  • The Hexagon, The Concert Hall and other nearby arts facilities provide a rich cultural scene
  • World famous Reading Festival every August
  • Forbury Square with three top-quality restaurants and cafés is only a short walk away
  • Readybike stations around Reading
  • Reading Station is a 6 minute walk via Forbury Gardens or 3 minutes by bike
  • Brand new apart-hotel, House of Fisher, is adjacent
  • Numerous new apartment developments, including Kennet House on Kings Road

Feast out at Jackson's Corner


Mainline connections

Road

Reading has excellent road connections with three motorway junctions (J10, 11 & 12) of the M4, providing direct access to the M25 and the national motorway network. M4 J10 is served by the motorway A329M, and M4 J11 is reached by a dual carriageway, the A33.

Bike

Reading is served by a 37 mile cycle network, of which 17 miles are segregated from general traffic. These will soon include a new Thames Bridge linking the north bank with the railway station.

Reading has launched Readybike – a London-style bike hire scheme with currently 29 docking stations throughout the urban area and a dedicated website: readybike.co.uk

Rail

Reading’s mainline station is a major UK rail hub, handling some 16 million passengers a year. There are connections with London Paddington and London Waterloo to the east, Bristol and Wales to the west and directly to Birmingham (New Street & International), Guildford, Oxford, Basingstoke and Newbury.

An £850 million upgrade – the biggest in the UK – has provided new entrances and a concourse; five new platforms have been added with modified track layouts to improve passenger and freight transport flows.

Air

Heathrow

London Heathrow is 28 miles east of Reading and can be reached directly via the M4 motorway (J4). RailAir operates a non-stop 45-minute bus service between the railway station and the airport.

Other international airports

London Gatwick is 55 miles south east of Reading and Southampton Airport Parkway is only 46 miles (direct rail 46 minutes).


COLLABORATIVE HUB

Touch down points, informal meeting / break out area, coffee offering and a building concierge service, it all starts in THE WHITE BUILDING’s light and airy reception.


What inspired them?

We believe that THE WHITE BUILDING will create a more exciting and inspiring working environment, but don't take our word for it!

Work.Life moved into the white building for Its creative urban working environment. IT'S SUCH A UNIQUE, invigoratING and inspirING SPACE. ITS EXCITING LOCATION, BANG IN THE CITY'S URBAN HEART, AND EXPANSIVE ROOF TERRACE ARE GREAT AMENITIES WHICH ARE A REAL ADDED BENEFIT FOR OUR MEMBERS

The agents on their behalf and for the Vendors or Lessors of this property whose Agents they are, give notice that: 1. These particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance to intending Purchasers or Lessees, and do not constitute any part of an offer or contract. 2. Whilst we use reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information in these particulars is materially correct, any intending purchasers, lessees or third parties should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection, searches, enquiries, surveys or otherwise as to their accuracy. The agents cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss of profits resulting from direct or indirect actions based upon the content of these particulars. 3. No person in the employment of the agents has any authority to make any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property. 4. Unless otherwise stated, all purchase prices and rents are correct at the date of publication and, unless otherwise stated, are quoted exclusive of VAT. Lease details and service ground rent (where applicable) are given as a guide only and should be checked and confirmed by your solicitor prior to exchange of contracts. May 2017