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P&G Tops Out in Reading

Congratulations to our clients at Proctor & Gamble in topping out the project we designed for them in Reading.

The multimillion pound design and build of the Innovation Centre, which is set within an industrial area to the South of Reading City Centre, has been used for industrial purposes since the mid-1900s. Most recently, the facility has been the research and development laboratory responsible for the front-end innovation for new Procter & Gamble razor products used across the world. This includes the creation, prototyping and testing of Gillette razor products the company has launched over the last 50 years.

Working with the contractor, GRAHAM, the south-western wing of the existing building was demolished and a new two-storey building comprising offices and laboratories has been constructed.

The new and existing buildings will be linked by a glazed atrium which will provide views over the newly landscaped green spaces and a prominent entrance for staff and visitors.

The attractive and modern facilities will offer flexible, efficient and sustainable work accommodation,
while acknowledging the site’s industrial history through a sympathetic design to complement the
existing Gillette manufacturing building facing Basingstoke Road.

Once complete, the building will provide high-quality research facilities that support the needs and
talents of the scientists who work there, enabling them to thrive in a modern work environment.

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