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There is no shortage of office space in a thriving business centre such as Reading. As a key location on the M4 corridor, several office developments have sprung up but they are off varying quality and it can be hard to know which one to choose. Price is an important factor but location and the built environment are also key. One development which stands out is Arlington Business Park in Reading. It's in a convenient, easy to access location, facilities are second to none and it's an inspiring place to come to work each day. Few of its rivals can boast that.


Since its creation in 1988, Arlington Business Park has led the way in terms of office design, facilities and benefits to those who work there. Goodman UK which manages the park won the prestigious British Association of Landscape Industries Award (BALI) for 'quality of the landscaping'. It's not hard to see why. The centrepiece of the park is a stunning three acre lake, surrounded by beautifully landscaped groups. While it is situated next to junction 12 of the M4, the focus is on the greenery rather than the motorway.

The indoor environment is also stunning. Light and space are vital components to the buildings on the park. The offices have floor to ceiling windows which flood the space with light. Pale-coloured stone and open floorplates also reflect the light. Double-height reception areas have been created to give the space a refreshing and modern feel. Around 3,500 people work at Arlington Business Park for more than 16 companies which are occupying approximately 750,000 square feet of office space. With so much light and space, everyone can feel comfortable during their working day.

Facilities inside the buildings include air conditioning, lifts, toilets for disabled as well as able-bodied staff and shower facilities on each floor. Outside there is ample parking space along with cycle racks for those seeking a greener way to get to work.

Benefits for staff

Being close to an M4 junction makes Arlington Business Park easy to access for staff and clients. Heathrow Airport is just 30 minutes away. Train journey times into London are 45 minutes from nearby Theale railway station. Reading town centre is a 10 minute drive and there are shops and other retail outlets on the doorstep with a pedestrian bridge direct into a retail complex. Staff working at Arlington Business Park also have access to a range of offers from food and retail outlets, help with childcare and there are workplace fitness classes. You can find out more about Reading as a business destination from the local chamber.

There are lots of factors to consider when choosing where to locate. It has to be right for your business and for staff. If you are looking for a new office space in reading click here

When considering where to go, think beyond the four walls of the office. Some business parks offer only that but a quality business environment is vital both inside and outside the office because to thrive you and your staff need to feel inspired.

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