Offices on site of old abbey
HBG Construction has started work on the design and construction of a new office development in Forbury Square, close to the centre of Reading. The £22 million scheme involves two main office buildings, a large basement car park and a new public square being constructed on the site of an old abbey and bounded by existing offices.
The two concrete framed office buildings will provide six floors and have a total office space of 13,800 m2. Car parking space is to be constructed in a basement across the whole site. Facilities for restaurants and retail units are also to be provided in one of the buildings. The group company will be handing over the project to property developer Argent in January 2003.