450 South Oak Way

Oxford Properties

TFT was the Project Manager and CDM Coordinator for a major refurbishment and ‘Category A’ fit-out of 450 South Oak Way in Green Park, Reading, completed in September 2014. The building was originally constructed in 2002 and comprises approximately 100,000sqft of office accommodation over 5 storeys with a central atrium extending the full height of the building. All elevations are fully glazed including a triple glazed ‘thermal wall’ façade to the south. Originally finished to shell and core, the building had never been occupied and the project brought the offices to a Category A fit-out, whilst increasing the internal area and enhancing the common parts.

The project provided the client with a building that is considered ‘Grade A’ office space and a market leader in terms of quality in the Thames Valley letting market. In addition to the office fit-out, all M&E plant were replaced, the WC’s were fully refurbished and a reception desk and business bar were installed in the atrium. The works also included a dramatic extension at 2nd and 3rd floor levels, cantilevering over the main entrance, creating additional space, and a roof terrace and make a feature of the double height entrance. Internally, there is a feature spiral stair case from ground to first floor level and new link bridges across the atrium on each floor.

The external hard and soft landscaping was replaced and a cycle shelter is constructed, with roof mounted photovoltaic cells. The project achieved a BREEAM rating of Excellent and an Energy Performance Certificate score of B.