On 8 September, nearly 2,000 workers at Winnersh Triangle came together to celebrate a summer of thriving enterprise at the business park near Reading.
Teams from the companies based across the business park enjoyed a tasty selection of international street food at the event organized by Winnersh Triangle’s owners, Oaktree Capital Management and PATRIZIA UK Ltd.
The free lunchtime celebration was held at The Piazza where the crowds were serenaded by a Mariachi band and guests had the chance to reveal their own inner rock star by being filmed for this year’s Winnersh Triangle music video.
Will Lawrie, PATRIZIA UK Ltd asset manager, said: “The success of Winnersh Triangle is very much shared by its tenants, so it was great to see so many people coming together to celebrate and enjoy themselves.
“Over the last twelve months, we have committed significant investment into the park, taken forward two major development projects and continued to expand our diverse community of businesses.”
The summer lunch was the second celebration of 2015, following Winnersh Triangle marking a year since it was rebranded by its new owners in July.
Key milestones include the topping out in May of Building 1030, a multi-million-pound speculative development of 60,000 square feet of Grade A office space, due for completion in spring 2016, and the opening of a new Travelodge at the entrance to the park.
Winnersh Triangle was also shortlisted in two categories of the Thames Valley Property Awards and was awarded ‘Commercial Property Deal of the Year’ for the letting to Rockwell Collins – one of the Thames Valley’s biggest pre-let deals in several years (70,000 square foot: 40,000 square feet for high specification workshop, research and development space, plus 30,000 square feet of offices over three floors).
Further to this a major redevelopment of Building 220 providing 51,570 sq ft of Grade A office space is underway, as well as a landscaped ‘village green’ in front of Building 1030 to be available from spring next year, providing a communal space for workers to relax in, with opportunities for barbecues, events and music.
The 85-acre mixed-use business park now has more than 1.4 million square feet of built stock with more than 60 diverse companies employing 3,000 people on site. Big names include Jacobs (UK) Ltd, Virgin Media, BMC Software, Microchip, Grant Thornton, Lloyds Bank, WH Smith, Atos and CenturyLink.
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