Established science park credentials ensure Ryder lands major Thames Valley project

On the back of recent success in the field of science park design, Ryder Architecture has recently landed a significant project for Thames Valley Science Park in Reading.

The commission will see the leading UK practice design bespoke new facilities for a 5,000sqm Gateway for the new Thames Valley Science Park. The Gateway and follow on buildings will be speculative multi occupancy facilities of serviced offices, laboratories and communal spaces, forming the first stage of the overall 18,000sqm first phase of development.

This follows Ryder’s successful delivery of the new innovation wing on Liverpool Science Park’s Metropolitan Cathedral campus at the beginning of this year, reinforcing its reputation of expertise in the science and research sector, with completion achieved ahead of its 12 month schedule and a current occupancy of 85%.

Gareth Callen, Ryder director said:

“Our ability to design flexible spaces that anticipate change and can be tailored to lab, research or office accommodation is underpinned by a close working relationship with stakeholders ensuring we jointly create spaces fit for purpose, adaptable and future proofed for a generation of occupiers. This expertise has been borne out by our appointment at Thames Valley Science Park and we are excited at the potential offered by this commission.”

David Gillham, Thames Valley Science Park director, said:

“Ryder’s ability to respond to exciting developments such as this speaks for itself. Their team is highly talented, innovative, and flexible and listens closely to clients’ needs while offering creative challenge to ideas and concepts. We are looking forward to seeing the development take shape.”

The scheme is due to complete in phases over the next 10-20 years.

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