Winnersh Triangle business park, near Reading, looks forward to an exciting 2022, building upon multiple achievements in the previous year.
Most notably will be the expansion of the creative cluster at Winnersh. Joining the likes of Pip Studios, Virgin Media and Evertz, Stage Fifty film studios committed its future to the estate.
A planning application has been submitted for the first phase of development that will result in the delivery of two stages and several workshops.
It also leased 50,000 sq ft of offices and is looking to expand the facility to create a complex of circa a quarter million sq ft of commercial space. It will be known as Winnersh Studios.
Winnersh Studios will create around 250 new direct jobs in the UK film and production sector, and will support up to a further 500 indirect jobs in the supply chain.
Major film production companies MGM and Sony Pictures will be filming during 2022, and by the end of the year, Winnersh Studios will deliver the world’s largest virtual production stage, making Winnersh Triangle an international beacon for the film and high-end TV sector.
But Winnersh Triangle remains a diverse business park supporting businesses from a variety of sectors including Healthcare and Science, through to Technology and Engineering.
In 2021 Berkshire Medical Clinic moved into Building 130, and Tepeo who design and develop zero carbon domestic heating solutions has moved onto the park. BMC Software re-committed its future to Winnersh by leasing alternative office space at Building 1020. Similarly, Evertz expanded into building 270 and Sequans expanded within Building 155.
What sets Winnersh Triangle aside from other business parks is Frasers Property’s commitment to sustainability and wellbeing. In 2021 the estate received two-star Fitwel accreditation which assesses all site outdoor and communal areas accessible by all occupiers.
Something in abundance at Winnersh Triangle which feature outdoor walking trails, green public space, universal access for wheelchairs and pushchairs, health promoting events and a state-of-the-art gym facility MOVE HQ.
Owner Frasers Property also received four GRESB stars. The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark measures the environmental, social and governance performance of real estate and placed Frasers Property UK first amongst its competitors. This is aligned with Winnersh Triangle’s ambition to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Rupert Batho, Commercial Director at Frasers Property UK, commented: “Last year was a transformational one for Winnersh Triangle and the achievements secured set the direction of travel for the years ahead. We adopted a counter cyclical approach to invest within our estate during the pandemic. Our commitment for inspiring experiences and creating places for good is paying dividends.”
Frasers Property UK is advised by Hollis Hockley and CBRE.