Clarke Facades secures £8m facade with McLaughlin & Harvey!

Project Name: 400 Longwater Avenue

Main Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey

Architect: Apt Architects

Location: Reading

Clarke Facades are delighted to be appointed facade contractor on McLaughlin & Harveys scheme, 400 Longwater Avenue which comprises of two new office buildings in Reading totalling to 298,000 sqft. The £65m investment at Green Park Business Arena will provide Reading with Grade A office accommodation. For commuters, the location provides ease of access to Heathrow and Central London, ideal for meetings and flights.

Green Park is home to 50+ companies with 7,000 employees, from start-ups to global headquarters, the addition of 2 new office blocks welcomes tenants alike. Rory Carson, Vice President of Asset Management, UK, for Mapletree at Green Park, states “These are very exciting times for Green Park, which will enter its next phase of growth to meet the demand of tenants. These stunning new offices will attract the most dynamic talents and businesses, which want to work in a great environment. Our investment to start 400 and 500 Longwater Avenue shows our commitment both to the park and Reading as the epicentre of the Thames Valley.”

Prior to Clarke Facades starting on site, a mock-up panel of the key elements and interfaces was constructed at Clarke Offsite, the fabrication branch of the business, see below images.

Clarke Facades will complete the full building envelope comprising of key elements; Schueco curtain wall and NBK terracotta rainscreen cladding as shown below. The Project Management Team at Clarke Facades are excited to kick start works on site in November 2019 and look forward to viewing the progress of the façade over the upcoming months.

John McDonnell, Operations Manager at Clarke Facades comments “We are delighted to work alongside McLaughlin & Harvey on such a prestigious project, boosting Readings offering of Grade A office space and attracting global office occupiers to the area. Completing the façade work on 400 Longwater Avenue will add to our extensive project portfolio and further enhance our relationship with McLaughlin & Harvey”.