We have been appointed by Procter & Gamble to carry out the multi-million pound design and build of the Innovation Centre in Reading, Berkshire, which will comprise research and development offices and laboratories for its staff. Set within an industrial area to the south of Reading City Centre, the site has been used for industrial purposes since the mid-1900s. Most recently, the facility has been the research and development laboratory responsible for the front-end innovation for new Procter & Gamble razor products used across the world. In collaboration with The Fairhursts Design Group, our works programme will see the demolition of the south-western wing of the existing building to make way for a new two-storey building comprising offices and laboratories.
The new and existing buildings will be linked by a glazed atrium which will provide views over the newly landscaped green spaces and a prominent entrance for staff and visitors. The attractive and modern facilities will offer flexible, efficient and sustainable work accommodation while acknowledging the site’s industrial history through a sympathetic design to complement the existing Gillette manufacturing building. Once complete, the building will provide high-quality research facilities that support the needs and talents of the scientists who work there, enabling them to thrive in a modern working environment.
“We are delighted to be partnering with GRAHAM on our new Health Care Research Centre in Reading. GRAHAM have a strong track record in innovation in design and construction”