Forbury Place

Project Details

Nestled between Reading Station and Forbury Gardens, Forbury Place is being developed as a vibrant new destination for business in the southeast.  With up to 16 trains an hour to London, Forbury Place intends to play host to up to 4000 employees once complete.  We have developed the landscape proposals for the public realm and a series of roof terraces – focusing on creating a coherent identity that builds on the unique historic qualities of the linear railway lines and the open leafy character of adjacent Forbury Gardens.  The final phase of the development was completed in 2017.

Design Details

  • The landscape materials palette respects the historic character of Forbury Gardens and the rich mosaic of building materials that define the character of the town, through the use of granite surface finishes
  • The Forbury Road frontage will be redefined with a line of semi mature Lime trees and garden spaces that compliment Forbury Gardens
  • A biodiversity roof has been designed to provide habitat for local species identified in the Reading Biodiversity Action Plan, including Black restarts
Location:

Reading

Site Area:

1.4HA

Clients:

M&G Real Estate / Bell Hammer

Architect:

Aukett Swanke

Collaborator:

Simon Hitchens (Artist)

Engineers:

AKS Ward / URS

Surveyor:

Sweett Group

Contractor:

Galliford Try

Project Value:

£38m

Photographer:

CGIS by Blast Design Ltd