Commercial interiors and refurbishment services, Reading

The blade in ReadingLike Maidenhead, Reading is set to benefit hugely from The Crossrail project. From December 2019, two Elizabeth line trains an hour will allow passengers to travel right through central London without having to change trains. Like Maidenhead, journey times will be cut significantly: Reading to Canary Wharf – 67 minutes; Reading to Bond Street – 53 minutes; and Reading to Liverpool Street, just 61 minutes.

Reading is currently booming. So much so, in fact, that Cities Outlook 2016, produced by the think-tank Centre for Cities, placed Reading second in the UK behind London for the economic contribution per worker (GVA), with an average contribution of £70,900 per person.

Unsurprisingly, Reading is attracting both inward investment and big name companies, eager to make Reading their business home. Upcoming game-changers for the town include the transformative Royal Elm Park project which will bring to Reading a "world-class convention centre" set to rival any of the better known London conference venues such as the ExCel, and the Thames Valley Science Park at Shinfield, 150,000 square feet in phrase 1 comprising a Science & Technology Centre, Reading Enterprise Centre and a R&D Centre for Mondelez. Phase 2 promises to deliver a hulking 200,000 square feet on a 45 acre site.

The juxtaposition of fast and accessible transport connectivity, the considerable presence of technology-led businesses – EDM, Microsoft, Oracle, Cisco, to name a few, a world-class research university, attractive riverside residential developments all makes Reading a highly desirable place to work and live.

Glenside Commercial Interiors are based just over 18 miles away in another Thames Valley town, High Wycombe. We understand the vitality of the many high-tech businesses located along the M4 corridor and into Reading. We understand too the changing ways of working and our vibrant and innovative designs have created flexible work spaces which include breakout spaces for collaborative working alongside more private zones for individual, focused work.