Office to rent

The Blade, Abbey Street, Reading, RG1

8,000 sq. ft. | POA

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 8,000 sq ft (743 sq m)
  • Use class orders: B1 Business

Key features

  • A full and comprehensive colour CCTV system
  • Shower rooms and changing facilities on the lower ground floor
  • Two 13 person scenic lifts, two 13 person standard lifts and one goods lift
  • Male, female and disabled toilet facilities on each floor
  • 20 underground car parking spaces
  • Ceiling mounted four-pipe fan coil air-conditioning system
  • Suspended ceiling system comprising 750mm x 750mm metal tiles
  • Designed on a 1.5m planning module
  • EPC Rating (C)75
  • Cycle storage

Full description

Description:

SPACE AVAILABLE FROM 2,178 SQ FT AND 27,406 SQ FT

An iconic design delivering unparalleled corporate prominence. The Blade is an exceptional building in so many ways. The curving form of the spire gives a distinctive lift to the skyline, a striking landmark representing the modern face of Reading. Once inside, the views are simply spectacular.

The Blade has helped to breathe new life into Reading. The building was designed to make a statement, stimulating and encouraging new thinking while drawing attention to the huge commercial potential of the area.

In exploring new ideas, new processes and new technologies, we have created a significant building offering a modern, flexible and attractive working environment with the most superb views over Reading's skyline.


Availability:

5th Floor - 8,184 sq ft (760.3 sq m)

4th Floor - 8,190 sq ft (760.9 sq m)

3rd Floor - 8,188 sq ft (760.7 sq m)

2nd Floor - 2,178 sq ft (202.3 sq m)

Reception - 666 sq ft (61.9 sq m)

Total Space Available - 27,406 sq ft (2,546.1 sq m)



Location:

Reading is particularly well connected. By rail, London is as little as 25 minutes away, with up to five express trains departing every hour from Reading's ultra modern station. By road, the nearby M4 provides quick access to the entire motorway network, while the neighbouring Heathrow Airport, swiftly accessible by both rail and road.

A dynamic central location. The Blade is in an enviable location at the heart of Reading's commercial hub. Where a short stroll through Forbury Gardens will get you to Reading's 850m station in five minutes. It is no coincidence that many leading companies in the worlds of finance, IT and engineering have chosen to site their headquarters in Reading. As a commercial centre it is hard to beat.

When it comes to taste, The Blade certainly has the answer. In the past ten years, Forbury's Proprietor, Xavier Le-Bellego has seen a complete transformation in the area. Centrally located, with a wealth of bars and restaurants nearby.

Destination:  Rail:  Road:  
London  26 mins  41 miles  
Heathrow  53 mins  27 miles  
Maidenhead  11 mins  12 miles  
Slough  13 mins  19 miles  
Oxford  22 mins  26 miles  
Basingstoke  22 mins  19 miles  

Accommodation:

- Ceiling mounted four-pipe fan coil air conditioning system.
- Suspended ceiling system comprising 750mm x 750mm metal tiles.
- High frequency LG7 compatible lighting with PIR (Proximity Infra Red)
- Fully accessible raised access flooring with a nominal overall depth of 150mm comprising 600mm x 600mm metal tiles
- Two 13 person scenic lifts, two 13 person standard lifts and one goods lift
- Designed on a 1.5m planning module
- Finished floor to ceiling height of 2.7m
- Male, female and disabled toilet facilities on each floor
- Shower rooms and changing facilities on the lower ground floor
- A fully networked Building Management System to control and monitor all plant and equipment and capitalise on the energy efficiency of the building
- A full and comprehensive colour CCTV system at strategic locations throughout the common areas of the building
- An intruder detection system to cover all external access doors and routes to the building
- 20 underground car parking spaces
- 'Very Good' BREEAM rating
- EPC Rating (C)75.

Natural Blade:

Green spaces and natural places to relax, restore and revive. Right next to The Blade, between the town centre and the ruins of the 11th Century Abbey, the award-winning Forbury Gardens provides a peaceful and tranquil retreat at any time of the day.

First opened in 1856, this delightful Victorian town garden has been restored to its former glory, thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding. Home to the famous Maiwand Lion statue, the garden boasts immaculate borders, beautiful trees, perfectly manicured lawns and elegant walkways.

More information from this agent

Nearest stations

  • Reading (0.4 mi)
  • Reading West (1.1 mi)
  • Earley (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bray Fox Smith Ltd, London

2nd Floor Prince Frederick House 35-39 Maddox Street London W1S 2PP

020 8012 0733 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Reading (0.4 mi)
  • Reading West (1.1 mi)
  • Earley (2.3 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Bray Fox Smith Ltd, London

2nd Floor Prince Frederick House 35-39 Maddox Street London W1S 2PP

020 8012 0733 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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