The open plan office itself includes space for 48 workstations with a further space for six more at a communal dining table around a shared breakout and café space in the heart of the office. The studio also includes flexible conference rooms as well as focus rooms for solo high concentration work.
There will also be a flexible design review theatre space with a modular bench system that can be reconfigured for meetings and presentations. The design inspiration for the space is ‘bringing the outside in’ with real plants and trees to bring animation and colour to the studio while the colour scheme responds the four seasons with shades of green, warm orange and gold and cool blues and white.
UK chairman Ian Apsley said the investment in new studio space was a vote of confidence in the UK business and an important part of ensuring the practice remained competitive in an increasingly crowded marketplace.
He said: “Broadway Malyan has recently celebrated its 60th anniversary and if we are to thrive for another 60 years then providing inspiring studio environments that support our colleagues wellbeing is absolutely paramount.
“Reading has long been one of most successful studios and this move to Reading’s most high profile business address is a real statement of intent for the practice in a town where the long term potential from the arrival of Crossrail is clear.”
The office fit out was designed by Broadway Malyan and delivered by Overbury.
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