Thames Tower, Davidson & The Clubhouse Buildings

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Thames Tower, Davidson & The Clubhouse

Contemporary Buildings in Berkshire & west London, Southern England – design by dn-a Architects

10 Jan 2020

Thames Tower, Davidson & The Clubhouse, Buildings, UK

Thames Tower, Davidson & The Clubhouse Buildings in Reading

Location: Reading, Berkshire & Uxbridge, west London, England, UK

Designs: dn-a Architects

Thames Tower

Thames Tower Reading building UK
photo © Jack Hobhouse

The redevelopment of this tired 1970s building next to Reading station has created an elegant new landmark for the town centre. dn-a stripped Thames Tower back to its frame, added four storeys and squared off the chamfered corners, a technically challenging process which required the integration of architecture and structural engineering design.

Project Title: Thames Tower
Client: Landid Property & Brockton Capital
Architect: dn-a architecture
Site area: 1,975 sqm
Gross Floor area: GIA existing 17,212 sqm / Total Built 23, 327sqm / Gained 6,115 sqm
Location: Reading
Status: Completed April 2017
Project start date: January 2015
Cost: £43.2m
Collaborators: Bowmer & Kirkland, Ramboll, Peter Brett Associates, Rider Levett Bucknall, Light Bureau, Turkington Martin, Derrys Building Services

Address
Thames Tower, Station Road, Reading, RG1 1LX

The Clubhouse

The Clubhouse Uxbridge Business Park England
photo © Grant Smith

The Clubhouse is located at Uxbridge Business Park.

Designing for collaboration and flexibility, dn-a have maximised the potential of the natural surroundings, whilst reviving a sense of community and connectivity.

The Clubhouse is a buzzy new addition to Uxbridge Business Park that has transformed the park into a forward thinking, wellbeing focused, biodiverse, inclusive community, that will continue to attract employee focused occupiers, and cater for the diverse businesses that already enjoy the tranquil grounds and dynamic workspace.

Project Title: The Clubhouse
Client: Arlington Portfolio Management Co. Ltd.
Architect: dn-a architecture
Site area: 5,200 sqm
Gross Floor area: 412 sqm
Location: Uxbridge
Status: Completed September 2019
Project start date: November 2018
Cost: £3.1
Collaborators: BDB Design, MacGregor Smith Landscape Architecture, Vincent Timber, THMP, BM-P

Address
Sanderson Road, Uxbridge UB8 1DH, United Kingdom

Davidson

Davidson Reading Building by dn-a architects
photo © Andy Stagg

The intervention enhances the use of space by introducing a warmer palette of natural materials, which uplifts the atmosphere of the entrance, reception and passageway.

The design challenges dn-a faced in 2017 were that, despite its central location in Reading, Davidson lacked activity, animation and a clearly branded entrance.

Project Title: Davidson
Client: Schroders
Architect: dn-a architecture
Site area: Whole site – 2,700 sqm / Our intervention site – 625 sqm
Gross Floor area: Whole site – 2,015 sqm / Our intervention – 260 sqm
Location: Reading
Status: Completed January 2019
Project start date: March 2018
Cost: £1.4m
Collaborators: Loop Interiors, LSH

Address
Davidson, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EU

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