GRAHAM Construction will lead on the delivery of the three-storey commercial building, known as the Gateway Building, which will include high-quality laboratories and flexible office spaces aimed at attracting small to medium-sized technology companies, alongside associated amenities including a café and conference suite.
The Thames Valley Science Park will be a springboard for emerging technology companies brought together in a campus-style setting to encourage interaction and foster positive relationships between businesses and academia.
Director of the Thames Valley Science Park at the University of Reading, David Gillham said: “We are delighted to appoint GRAHAM Construction who have shown that they have the skills and expertise to deliver this prestigious project.”
GRAHAM Construction’s London office director, Rob Joyce said: “The Thames Valley Science Park Gateway Building is the first project to be tendered for and announced under the University of Reading’s £250m capital works programme and marks a significant milestone.
“Our focus will be on constructing buildings of the highest quality to support the university’s aim in attracting leading SMEs specialising in technology.”