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YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS…

🎾 You cannot be serious… 🎾

…about staff well-being and productivity until you view Botanica, Ditton Park

We’re delighted to be marketing the stunning Botanica at Ditton Park on behalf of Kennedy Wilson. Situated just off the M4 within 94 acres of beautiful parkland, with use of the conference centre and Manor House.

This destination office building benefits from great amenities including an on-site restaurant, gym with personal trainers, sports and wellness facilities (including tennis courts!).

All helping you to get staff back together and boost productivity!

🌳Stunning parkland environment

🏋️On-site Nuffield gym

☕On-site cafe

🎉Tenant event programme

🛣️ Just off J6 of M4

🚗 1:234 car parking ratio

✅ Fitwel 2 star

⚡EPC B

www.botanica-dittonpark.com

what3words location: ///flap.voted.icons

#officespace #worklifebalance #wellbeing #thamesvalley

 

IT’S ALL COMING TOGETHER…

It’s all coming together at A34 Connect, Newbury….

Cladding is now complete on these two shiny new warehouse units.

47,000 and 80,000 sq ft (ability to combine for 128,000 sq ft)

Available Q2 2023 – Freehold & Leasehold

#thamesvalley #development #sheds #cladding #warehouse

THE DAVIDSON BUILDING

We are delighted to announce that we have 22,366 sq ft available on the 4th floor at The Davidson Building in Reading, overlooking Forbury Gardens. The floor is being refurbished to a high quality specification including new VRF air conditioning and LED lighting.

We also have two fully fitted CAT A+ spaces on part 1st and part 5th floor totalling 11,122 sq ft and 6,943 sq ft respectively.

Delighted to be working with Schroders and Dentons on this project.

what3words location ///award.rugs.month

#officespace #rdguk #crossrail #roomwithaview

ONE STATION HILL FLYING OUT THE GROUND

It’s amazing watching this previously redundant site develop into a brand new 24/7 ecosystem. Prime #ESG offices surrounded by 2 acres new public realm and 100,000 sq ft F&B/leisure. It doesn’t get much more exciting than this!

To find out more information please visit, one.stationhill.co.uk

HAT-TRICK OF LETTINGS AT READING’S TALLEST BUILDING

Reading’s tallest building, The Blade, enjoyed a healthy 2022 after a more normalised year following the pandemic years. The iconic 128-metre-tall landmark in central Reading, offering high quality office space with breath-taking vistas, secured three new lettings including; Occuity (4,370 sq ft), TrustID (5,876 sq ft) and IBB Law (4,500 sq ft).

 

The building also welcomed some special visitors on the roof this summer in the form of two Peregrine Falcons. They reared three chicks in a strategically placed nesting box.

 

Nick Turner is the Asset Manager at The Blade; “It’s been fantastic working with some of our existing occupiers to facilitate their expansion processes within the building as well as welcoming some new faces to the building as we head into 2023.”

 

Charlie Benn from Hatch Real Estate added “After a couple of years of uncertainty regarding occupational needs, it feels like businesses and occupiers are more certain about what their office requirements look like going into 2023. We’ve seen significant demand for fitted space in Reading town centre and The Blade has offered terrific solutions for existing and new occupiers needing a change in their office space.”

 

For more info contact Charlie Benn.

 

#rdguk #officespace #thamesvalley #peregrinefalcons

 

TELELINK TRANSFERS TO TURNHAMS

Telelink Transfers to Turnhams 👋

Hatch Real Estate are delighted to announce the letting of Unit 2 (8,120 sq ft) at Turnhams Green Business Park to Telelink Infra Services. Working across a variety of critical infrastructure projects, Telelink have relocated to the park for it’s great proximity to their clients, excellent parking and unique opportunity to have a self-contained building which they can make their own.

Turnhams Green now has just one self-contained unit left – Unit 3 (9,876 sq ft).

🌍        EPC A

🌡️        New VRF air conditioning

🚂        Less than 2 miles to Theale mainline train station

🚗        1:234 sq ft parking ratio

☕        Short walk to Calcot Retail Centre including Sainsbury’s, Boots and Starbucks

 

Check out www.turnhamsgreen.co.uk or contact Charlie Benn for more details!

#selfcontainedoffice #rdguk #thamesvalley #EPCA #MEES #loadsaparking

 

 

R+ WELCOMES OPTICAL EXPRESS

I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW THE RAIN HAS GONE 🎵👀☔⛅

Following the lettings to EY and Impact Working, we are delighted to announce another letting – this time we welcome Optical Express to the 1st floor (8,210 sq ft) who wanted to be as close to the train station as possible for their clients.

So that’s now 49,580 sq ft let in less than 12 months – we’re on a roll!

 

COME AND SEE WHAT THE FUSS IS ABOUT 👀

9,350-21,917 sq ft remaining

Refurbishment completes December 2022

www.rplusreading.com

 

#lettingmomentum #don’twatchthenews #reasonstobecheerful #officespace #rdguk

 

RREN SUCCESS

Fantastic to see so many people at Reading Real Estate Network on Thursday. A huge thanks to Georgia Elliott-Smith of Element Four and Chris Hunt of V7 for their brilliant presentation on Sustainability in the Built Environment.

HERE+NOW on Thames Valley Park was the perfect venue given it’s #NetZeroCarbon and #BREEAM Outstanding credentials. Thank you V7 and BauMont for hosting the event.

The next event will be held in Spring 2023. More details to follow from Hatch and our co-sponsors Field Seymour Parkes LLP, Barton Willmore, now Stantec and Secure Trust Bank.

#thamesvalley #rdguk #realestate #sustainableworkspace

APEX RISES UP AT PHOENIX

We are delighted to announce the completion of a leasehold office acquisition (10,300 sq ft) on behalf of Apex Group at Phoenix, adjacent to Reading train station.

We started the journey in early 2022, looking at their existing space, and how work practises had changed post-Covid alongside their projected future growth. It became clear that Apex needed more space to accommodate their growth and the office needed to be configured to encourage collaborative and flexible working practises.

The landlord, Fidelity, offered a compelling solution with their ‘Day 1 / Day 2’ model which created a Cat A+ suite fitted out to c.75% completion and allowed Apex to customise the remaining 25% for their bespoke requirements. This enabled Apex to avoid having to procure their own fit-out and relocate within their desired timeframe.

We were delighted to assist Apex Group through this acquisition and add value through our extensive knowledge of the Reading office market to facilitate their objectives.

James Shillabeer of Bray Fox Smith acted for Fidelity. Curve Workspace designed and carried out the fit out works.

 

#fittedspace #plugandplay #rdguk #thamesvalley #officespace

 

RREN SUSTAINABILITY IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT

The next Reading Real Estate Networking event will take place this week on Thursday 6th October at the pioneering HERE + NOW Buildings on Thames Valley Park.

There are still places available, so register today to book your free place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rren-sustainability-in-the-built-environment-

There will be a short presentation on Sustainability In The Built Environment by Georgia Elliot-Smith, Managing Director of Element Four, followed by drinks and a buffet lunch.

We will be there with fellow co-hosts Field Seymour Parkes LLP, Barton Willmore and Secure Trust Bank.

Thanks to V7 and BauMont for allowing us to use this amazing space for the event!

#realestate #rdguk #thamesvalley #sustainability #netzerocarbon

STEELS ARE UP AT A34 CONNECT, NEWBURY

Steels are up at A34 Connect, Newbury!

2 high spec warehouse units To Let / For Sale

79,633 & 46,696 sq ft

Available Q1 2023

http://a34connect.com/

#warehouse #logistics #thamesvalley #development

R+ WELCOMES IMPACT WORKING TO CREATIVE, GREEN & TECH FRIENDLY READING

We are delighted to announce another letting at R+. Flexible office operator, Impact Working, have signed a 10 year lease on the whole of the ground floor (16,000 sq ft), adding to their portfolio of serviced offices which are based in creative, green and tech-friendly cities.

 

Impact’s core values align well with Oval Real Estate’s being sustainability, inclusivity and positive employee experiences. The new space will include 293 desks, meeting rooms, telephone booths, a wellness studio and 3,000 sq ft of communal space.

 

Oval’s major refurbishment of R+ will complete in Q4 this year. Remaining availability consists of the 1st floor (18,018 sq ft of which 8,210 sq ft is under offer) and 5th floor (12,567 sq ft). This best-in-class office building offers #esg credentials such as;

• BREEAM ‘Excellent’, EPC A and PV solar panels
• A multi-model, sustainable location, directly opposite Reading’s #crossrail station
• A redesigned double height business lounge and concierge reception
• 1st and 5th floor roof terraces

James Shillabeer and Toby Lumsden at Bray Fox Smith and Tom Fletcher and Charles Benn at Hatch Real Estate acted for Oval Real Estate, whilst Impact Working were represented by James Forster at Metric.

 

#thamesvalley #community #sustainability #socialcohesion #wellness

HERE + NOW – A BETTER ENVIRONMENT

At HERE+NOW we do things differently. V7, BauMont Real Estate Capital and the wider team think we can make a difference. 14.7% of people experience mental health problems in the workplace and 12.7% of all sickness absence days can be attributed to mental health conditions (Mental Health Foundation).

HERE+NOW has a three-stars from the Fitwel Certification System – the highest rating – recognising the emphasis placed on health and wellness in the design, development and operation of the buildings.

🧘🏽FitWel 3*
✅RESET Air Accredited
🛴Fleet Room
🥗Café and Coffee Bar
🤸🏻Indoor and Outdoor Gym
📽️Outdoor Cinema
🌳80 acre nature reserve
🛶Short walk to Thames
🌍Net Zero Carbon / BREEAM Outstanding

We also like cool artwork and supporting local creatives! Thanks Stewart Chromik and The London Mural Company for helping make our campus environment even more green, fun and inspiring – we love it!

#esggoals #netzerocarbon #wellbeingatwork #greenspaces #destinationworkspace #mural #officedesign #mentalhealth #nature

BEEP BEEP

Awesome to see the new Station Hill taxi roll into town. Like One Station Hill will be once complete, it’s 100% powered by renewable electricity so you know you’re doing your bit for a healthier planet 🌍

NO FOSSIL FUELS BURNT HERE 🙌

 

#netzero

#renewable

#sustainable

#rdguk

#thamesvalley

YOU WILL SHORTLY BE ARRIVING AT…PHOENIX

The Elizabeth Line puts Reading on the tube map and means combined journey times (GWR + Crossrail) to Liverpool Street and Canary Wharf can be achieved in less than 45 mins! It also increases the working population that can travel to Reading within an hour by over 500,000 people.

Phoenix is perfectly positioned at the beginning of the line. This super flexible, fitted workspace is just 100 metres from Reading station.

#crossrail 

#rdguk

#officespace

#thamesvalley

WE’VE BEEN BUSY…

We’ve been busy acquiring some great Thames Valley residential sites, for a variety of clients.

The schemes are now being worked up, to deliver a total of c350 units.

Some sales to follow…get in touch to discuss these, or any other opportunities…

#residentialdevelopment #residentialrealestate #development #planning

READING REAL ESTATE NETWORK EVENT

Great to get so many people back together at Reading Real Estate Network last Friday. We really enjoyed the buzz and atmosphere on Austin Fraser’s 11th floor of Thames Tower.

A huge thanks to Mark Wilkinson of Hoare Lea and Alex Aitchison of Lincoln Property Company who kick started the relaunch of RREN with the focus on ESG – this undoubtedly being one of the most important aspects in the development of commercial and residential schemes.

See Thames Tap’s coverage of the event here.

Join us for the next event in September at V7 and BauMont’s Here + Now on Thames Valley Park!

Details to follow…

#rdguk #esg #thamesvalley #realestate

READING REAL ESTATE NETWORK

Hatch is delighted to be co-sponsoring RREN – Reading Real Estate Network.

If you are local to Reading and interested in real estate within the region, there are a few final spaces next Friday, 6th May for our first event of 2022. There will be a short presentation on how ESG has set the agenda for Station Hill, by Mark Wilkinson of Hoare Lea and Alex Aitchison of Lincoln Property Company.

We will be there with fellow co-hosts Field Seymour Parkes, Barton Willmore now Stantec and Secure Trust Bank.

Here is some more info and how to register.

#rdguk #esg #thamesvalley #realestate

R+ WELCOMES EY

We are delighted to welcome global professional services company EY to r+ in Reading. EY are leasing 25,299 sq ft and the office has been designed to facilitate the company’s new hybrid working model with more areas for collaboration and tech-enabled meeting rooms.

Oval Real Estate purchased the building in April 2021 from M&G Investments and securing EY as a tenant marks a great start on their journey with the building, which will see a major refurbishment of the reception and common areas. Remaining availability consists of the 1st floor (18,018 sq ft) and 5th floor (12,567 sq ft), both with roof terraces. This best-in-class office building offers #esg credentials such as;

• BREEAM ‘Excellent’, EPC A and PV solar panels
• A multi-model, sustainable location, directly opposite Reading’s #crossrail station
• A redesigned double height business lounge and concierge reception
• 1st and 5th floor roof terraces

#thamesvalley #sustainablebuildings

BREAKING GROUND AT ONE STATION HILL

NOW IS THE TIME – THE GROUND IS OFFICIALLY BROKEN AND CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN

For all those occupiers serious about…

Let’s talk!

Tom Fletcher tom@hatch-re.com or 07752 127 413

ONE Station Hill can provide early occupation from Q3 2023 and Practical Completion is in Q1 2024.

We’re already hosting some of the Thames Valley’s major occupiers in the on-site marketing suite and we’d love you to be part of the conversation.

In a market limited in prime destination workspace, we recommend you don’t leave it too late.

For more info see https://one.stationhill.co.uk/

#workplacestrategy #sustainableworkspace

MID BOX SITE ACQUIRED

We’re thrilled to have acquired a 5 acre site at Greenham Business Park in Newbury, on behalf of Ashford Developments.

Planning has already been secured for a high spec industrial & logistics scheme, thanks to the streamlined process provided by the Local Development Order.

Work will start on site next month to deliver 2 units – 79,500 sq ft and 46,500 sq ft – with PC due Q1 2023.

Virtually no other mid box stock in the Thames Valley market!

#midbox #thamesvalley #newbuild #sheds

FORBURY WORKS – TENANTS RECOMMIT

We are delighted to have acted for abrdn Investment Trusts in successfully regearing all the leases at Forbury Works in Reading town centre.

Tom Fletcher originally bought the building in 2015 for Boultbee Brooks Real Estate, provided refurbishment advice and fully let the building within just 6 months of completion of the works.

New owners, abrdn, asked us to utilise our in-depth knowledge of the market to negotiate the removal of break clauses, extension of lease terms and rental increases where possible. End result…an average rental increase of £2 per sq ft across the building, increased AWULT and significant increase in overall asset value.

All of this was completed in just 6 months, at a time when confidence in the office market was low. A good reminder that the best employers still need quality workspace.

 

#thamesvalley #commercialrealestate #office #workspace #leaseadvisory #collaborate #rdguk

 

ONE STATION HILL & HATCH ON THE BBC

See Tom Fletcher’s views on the BBC News about why employees want to get back to the office. Employees need to be mentored, be sociable and collaborate…and employers have the power to encourage this.

See the BBC News story here.

One Station Hill is a #destinationworkspace that will leave your staff itching to properly re-engage. Bring people back together and strengthen company culture & productivity at One Station Hill.

#theofficeisdeadlonglivetheoffice #futureofworkspace #notworkingfromhome

 

FROM LOCKDOWN TO KNOCKDOWN!

Demolition of Reading’s Garrard St car park is well underway. This is a major milestone in the speculative development of One Station Hill.

One Station Hill is a 275,000 sq ft prime office building opposite Reading’s #crossrail station;
• Built around people’s wellness
• Sustainable excellence from day one
• Embracing intuitive technology
• Part of a 24/7 community and live/work/play ecosystem
• Early access available from early 2023

Want to see something truly awesome?! Here’s an early view of some of our 360˚ CGIs…https://lnkd.in/dJwuHwKb

#sustainablebuildings #returntowork #futureofworkplace #thamesvalley #officespace #smartbuildings

 

HERE + NOW – A DESTINATION WORK SPACE

Here + Now gives employees a reason to commute to a #destinationworkspace. It offers a bundle of flexible environments for your people to plug into and find their happy productive space.

Uniquely designed to give occupiers what they need…
• An office that properly supports #esgstrategy.
• A workspace that helps drive #workplaceculture#wellnessatwork and productivity.
• An abundance of communal and bookable areas like the outdoor cinema and treehouse of meeting rooms.
• 1st UK building to achieve #breeam Outstanding and Fitwel Certification System 3* as well as being #netzerocarbon.
• An environment that has community and activity at its heart, manifested in our Fleet Room, cafes and gyms.

Certainly no white box office space. Grab your SUP and head over to https://hereandnow.place

what3words:
Here: ///prop.bench.dash
Now: ///bond.plates.desire

#sustainability #smartbuildings #thamesvalley #readingoffices
#businesspark #happyemployees #workplacestrategy #futureofworkplace #cre

THE BRICK WORKS – THE NEXT CHAPTER

Given the strong demand for smaller prime office suites in Reading, we’re delighted to bring The Brick Works to the market. Bursting with character and style, this building’s got something for everyone. Roof terrace, fibre-ready, concierge service, electric car charging, showers…and just a two min walk to Reading’s Crossrail station.

With six out of the nine Q1 Reading town centre lettings being for fitted space, we’re sure the 1st floor ready-fitted space will fly!

Having sold the original office building to Croudace, and then the consented scheme to Boultbee Brooks, we’re excited about the next chapter with CBRE Global Investors.

Check out www.thebrickworksreading.com or get in touch to arrange a viewing…

Let’s talk 0118 933 1303

hello@hatch-re.com

@what3words ///horns.decreased.ship

#crossrail #creativespaces #cbreglobalinvestors @cre8tedesign #creativehub #culturalhub #thamesvalley #rdguk #returntotheoffice

BANKSY’S CREATE ESCAPE COMES TO READING

We love that Banksy has made his mark on Reading Prison, which campaigners want transformed into a cultural and artistic centre. Whilst he’s brought his own creative edge to the town, we’re convinced that Reading has more culture and creativity than many people give it credit for. Reading’s probably best known for its fantastic transport infrastructure, being a global centre for business and all-round great amenity, however under the surface bubbles incredible artistic talent and innovative tech start-ups. Here’s to shining a light on creative talent and giving it space to grow!

Check out Banksy’s Create Escape film – total genius https://www.banksy.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-56243680

#banksy #creativegenius #creativehub #culturalhub #thamesvalley #rdguk #savereadinggaol

GREAT NEWS FOR READING INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS PARK

Fantastic to be advising Arlington on this super-prime scheme!

Planning now secured for 4 units, ranging from 24,000 sq ft to 70,000 sq ft.

Access to the M4 motorway couldn’t be better, being directly adjacent to Junction 11.

Exactly what’s required in the supply starved Thames Valley logistics market…

https://lnkd.in/eBv7ttw

#thamesvalley #logisticspark #sheds

 

Hatch Real Estate
Thames Tower / Reading / RG1 1LX
///live.flock.global

0118 933 1303

hello@hatch-re.com

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