The second commission for Ryder Architecture will take the total development potential to 74,300sqm and further the park’s flexible design accommodation opportunities.
The major step forward follows phase one placemaking designs by the international practice for a flagship gateway on the Thames Valley Science Park (TVSP) site in The University of Reading, which was initially approved in October, 2015.
The commercial campus development will create international appeal to knowledge intensive companies and commercially focused research organisations for the University of Reading and also aim to attract new external innovative businesses to the site.
Work continues on site on the first gateway building and design has commenced on the second which will bring 10,500sqm of speculative multi occupancy facilities of serviced offices, laboratories and communal spaces and form the first stage of the overall 18,500sqm first phase of development.
The winning proposals were designed to anticipate change, be flexible and adaptable and last a generation of occupiers aligning with the vision for a commercial campus development.
Gareth Callen, director at Ryder’s Liverpool office said, “We’re delighted to be engaged in such an exciting development which builds on our national and international portfolio of science projects. Our team understands the sector, designing buildings that pre-empt change and flex with market demands.”
David Gillham, Thames Valley Science Park director, said “Ryder have demonstrated considerable expertise in their ability to lead the design process. It is great to see such fantastic progress being made on phase one and we are excited to welcome our first tenants later this year.”
Phase one of the scheme is excepted to be completed at the end of 2017.