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Thames Tower


Landid and Brockton


Bowmer + Kirkland

M&E Value:

£10 Million

Completion Date:

February 2017

About The Project:

This project comprised the re-development of an existing building in the centre of Reading including the addition of 3 floors, increasing the overall height by 20 metres, to including a purpose built roof area capable of housing a pre-fabricated plantroom, air handling units and ventilation ductwork. The basement was also utilised to house the majority of the M&E services making them easily accessible without impacting on the aesthetics of the building.

The now 14-storey building offers 736 square metres of retail space including restaurants, cafés and co-working spaces. The impressive double height reception area is accessed through three metre revolving doors and there is a cycle rack and ten executive showers located within the basement area. In addition, a total of 17,350 square metres of office accommodation is provided on the fourteen upper floors all with panoramic 360 degree glazing and a generous floor-to-ceiling height of 3.1 metres on 1st-10th floors, 3.7 metres on 11th-13th floors and 4.1 metres on the 14th floor, to provide natural light throughout the day. A 405 square metre communal sky garden enclosed by glazed panels crowns the building offering yet more panoramic views of the city.

The building boasts exposed M&E services throughout.

Photos © B+K

Mechanical Scope:

  • Incoming services
  • Gas services
  • Heating systems and associated plant
  • Chilled water systems and associated plant
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Ventilation systems
  • Above ground drainage systems
  • Above ground rainwater systems
  • Comfort cooling
  • Building management system
  • Sprinklers and dry risers
  • Testing and commissioning

Electrical Scope:

  • HV/LV switchgear
  • Sub mains distribution
  • General wiring
  • Containment
  • Emergency lighting and controls
  • General small power
  • Fire alarm system
  • CCTV
  • Disabled WC alarm
  • Intruder detection system
  • Access and intercom control system
  • Induction loop
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Lightning protection
  • Mechanical services wiring
  • Structured cabling

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