The Blade

Reading, RG1 3BD

3,085 to 37,603 sq ft
To Let

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Prestigious offices to let in Reading’s fourteen storey iconic building ideally located in the centre of town

Property Type Office
Tenure To Let
Size 3,085 to 37,603 sq ft
Rent £32.50 - £36 per sq ft
Business Rates £12.48 per sq ft
Service Charge £9.73 per sq ft
Energy Performance Rating This property has been graded as C (75)

Key Features

  • Striking landmark building
  • 5 minute walk to Reading station
  • Central location
  • Business lounge with concierge and WiFi
  • Open plan flexible accommodation
  • Shower rooms and changing facilities
  • Floor to ceiling glazing
  • Upper floors could be combined to provide up to 24,272 sq ft


The Blade is within a five minute walk (through Forbury Gardens) of Reading’s main station – which provides outstanding transport links across the country and beyond. From 2021 the Elizabeth Line will provide reduced travel time into and across Central London.

Heathrow will be within easy reach thanks to the proposed new £500m Western Rail Link to Heathrow scheme – meaning passengers will benefit from direct rail access to the airport from Reading.

Access to the M4 at three junctions provides wider connection to the national motorway network and the M25.

Reading is fit for cyclists with a 37 mile network.


This striking, state of the art landmark building enjoys spectacular views across Reading and the Thames Valley providing high specification and open plan accommodation with floor to ceiling glazing, within 5 minutes walk of Reading station. The building is complimented with a professional business lounge and co-working space for use by guests and employees alike. A variety of fitted and non-fitted suites are available.


An iconic design delivering unparalleled corporate prominence. The curving form of the spire gives a distinctive lift to the skyline, a striking landmark representing the modern face of Reading.


- The floors provide open plan, flexible accommodation with floor to ceiling glazing offering fantastic views.
- 4 pipe fan coil air conditioning
- LED lighting with PIR sensors
- Two 13 person scenic lifts, two 13 person standard lifts and one goods lift
- Fully accessible raised flooring with a depth of 150mm
- Floor to ceiling height of 2.7m with full height glazing
- Meeting rooms and serviced office facilities by Pure Offices
- Business lounge with concierge and WiFi
- Building owner based on site
- Shower rooms and changing facilities
- In town parking at a ratio of 1:1,000 sq ft
- Cycle storage
- Outdoor terrace
- ‘Very Good’ BREEAM rating
- WiredScore certified

Available area

We understand the internal area (IPMS3) is as follows:-

Name Sq ft Sq m Availability
2nd - North Suite 3,085 286.61 Available
5th - South Suite 4,370 405.99 Let
7th - South Suite 5,876 545.90 Under offer
11th - Whole Floor 8,407 781.04 Available
12th - Whole Floor 8,407 781.04 Available
13th - Penthouse Floor 7,458 692.87 Available
Total 37,603 3,493.45  


Please contact the joint sole agents for further information or an appointment to view.

Joint Agents

Charlie Benn
Lambert Smith Hampton
0118 960 6916

Rachel Wilkinson
Lambert Smith Hampton
0118 960 6909

Tom Fletcher
Hatch Real Estate
07752 127413