MAJOR multi-million pound refurbishment has made sure the view inside Thames Tower is just as pleasing as the one out the window.

Times are changing as the lines between work and home become increasingly blurred.

So how good would it be to work in a space not only geared up to get the creative juices flowing, but somewhere you can socialise too?

What if there was an in-house barista, bar and roof top terrace? Sound like the workplace of dreams? Nope, it's right here in town.

The Thames Tower is well and truly back on the map as the place to work in Reading.

Developed speculatively by Landid/Brockton, the 15-storey tower comprises 195,000sq ft of design-led contemporary office space that has already attracted a number of high profile occupiers, including financial services giant HSBC, professional services firm BDO, recruitment firm Austin Fraser and natural food specialist Pret A Manger.

The lettings underline Thames Tower’s attraction to modern businesses looking for innovative, high specification, design-led office workspace in urban locations, close to a range of amenities and exceptional transport links.

James Silver, Landid development director, said: “We are incredibly proud to have completed Thames Tower. We have created a workspace that is like no other in Reading, offering a stylish contemporary office environment with amenities that are second to none. This project has been a labour of love and I’m delighted that Thames Tower is finished and some of the great occupiers that we have already signed up will soon be moving in and bringing the building to life.”

Tony Edgley, partner at Brockton Capital LLP, said: “Thames Tower is an exceptional building in a thriving well connected location. It is best in class and is already proving a draw to the next generation of occupiers within the Thames Valley. The Landid/Brockton partnership is committed to delivering workplaces that directly respond to the needs of discerning and informed occupiers and we are delighted that Thames Tower is now ready to welcome the business community that will call it home.”

Panoramic glazing provides large volumes of natural light throughout the day.

The project, designed by dn-a architects, saw the original 10-storey 1970s building stripped back to its frame, floor plates were extended and four floors added –creating an additional 62,000 sq ft of space.

A vibrant 4,000 sq ft rooftop lounge, terrace and garden was added, called Roost, providing breakout space for occupiers and a communal bar and café, including an in house barista, within a winter garden setting. Designed by Moho London, Roost boasts stunning contemporary design elements and provides an exceptional shared amenity for occupiers –as well as spectacular views of Reading and the wider Thames Valley.

The building’s ground floor has a welcoming double height lobby area and 8,000 sq ft of restaurants, café and other amenities, creating a vibrant and buzzing space.

Both Roost and the lobby have been designed as collaborative working spaces, allowing occupiers to meet, exchange ideas, and work in a creative environment. Roost also doubles up as an events space, providing an amenity that has already become a draw to Thames Valley businesses.

Currently just 24minutes from London Paddington station, Reading will enjoy even closer connections to the capital and Heathrow Airport when the Elizabeth Line opens in 2019. This will see journey directly into Bond Street in central London cut to just 53 minutes, widening the net for the potential workforce.

To meet the needs of the ever increasing number of employees choosing to cycle, run or walk to work, Thames Tower also has over 100 cycle spaces as well as shower and changing facilities.The building, which recently won in-town office of the year at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2017, also features superfast internet connections and has been awarded a Wired Score rating of Gold.