A place for people and nature to thrive
Growing the Economy
With direct connections via the Elizabeth line to Reading and central London, Castle End Gardens could provide a truly sustainable location for 21st century business, balancing new homes with jobs and facilities, all set within a beautiful landscape.
A new business park at the heart of Castle End Gardens could be designed to contribute to the objectives of the Strategic Economic Plan (SEP), targeting local growth sectors such as:
- Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
- Media and creative industries
- Professional services, property and construction
The business park would be complemented by facilities to meet, work remotely or simply grab a coffee. Good quality local amenities, including café and convenience retail at ground floor level, alongside beautifully landscaped open spaces with access to fantastic local and strategic transport connections, would support staff wellbeing and attract businesses.
Castle End Gardens could attract new investment, create jobs and help to grow the local economy, providing around 25,000 – 30,000 sq m of high quality mixed business space. This could include:
- Offices – Castle End Gardens would benefit from sustainable transport links meaning it could accommodate modern offices with flexible floorplates and space for expansion; the location has the scale to provide a viable and diverse offer to complement existing local centres.
- Hybrid/mixed employment space – Castle End Gardens could provide a range of design and build opportunities for individual firms seeking space to optimise their operations in one location, reflecting the fact that many modern businesses require bespoke buildings which combine office, production and storage facilities.
- Incubator units – Castle End Gardens could provide workspace and support for smaller businesses with growth potential, typically start-ups and early stage businesses; fledgling businesses could benefit from close proximity to similar enterprises and a high quality shared environment to support success.
- Flexible/co-working space – a range of spaces could be provided to support collaboration between individuals from different organisations as well as conventional office space designed with breakout areas for occupiers to meet and work flexibly.