Vail Williams appointed to market landmark Reading office development

VW Abbey Gardens Reading

Thames Valley property consultancy Vail Williams has been appointed to let the remaining 56,000 sq ft of office space at Abbey Gardens on behalf of Palm Capital, the pan-European real estate private equity and special situations specialist.

The building, which recently underwent extensive refurbishment to provide contemporary office suites, gives occupiers access to a unique smart building platform, Savvy.

Designed for landlords and tenants to optimise building efficiencies and encourage people back into the office, the app is used by employees to gain access to the building by touch-ID, creating a secure handsfree working environment.

It also provides a visitor management system and information on the building’s air quality, which amid COVID-19 will be important to businesses, as well as access to a range of shopping offers at retail and hospitality providers within the local vicinity.

Guy Parkes, partner at Reading-based Vail Williams, said: “Abbey Gardens is designed to cater for the post-pandemic occupier – one who is looking for much better value from their office space, not just in lease terms, but also technology and amenities too.”

“This amenity-rich approach, together with the range of office sizes on offer, creates an attractive proposition for those businesses looking for something more from their working environment.”

Major occupiers currently include Entrust IT support consultancy, Huntswood, NatWest and RBS.