Built to meet demanding requirements

Forbury Place has been designed to meet the building performance and energy efficiency requirements of modern business.

Floors and ceilings

150mm (nominal) raised access floor

2.9m minimum target floor to ceiling height within the offices

Metal ceiling tiles


6 x 13 person passenger lifts

One lift doubling as a passenger and fire fighting lift

1 x 2,000 kg goods lift

BCO 2014 compliant

WCs & Showers

Ground floor visitor WCs

Male & female WCs on each floor

Shower and changing facilities in a combined “gym” style block in the basement

Mechanical services: office performance

VRF air conditioning system

Internal design conditions

23°C +/- 2°C (summer),

21°C +/- 2°C (winter)

Mechanical ventilation with heat recovery

Electrical services

Lighting: Offices 350–400 lux (target)

Digital lighting control system

Daylight dimming & PIR Control

Central Building Management System (BMS)


The only building in Reading to achieve a Platinum Wired Score rating

Parking spaces and access

225 car spaces

10 motorcycle spaces

4 electric car spaces and charging points

255 cycle spaces with

foldable bike lockers


Landscaped terrace on 6th floor

Extensive public realm and new high quality estate landscaping

Public art


BREEAM “Excellent” rating for Offices 2011

EPC “A” rating