B&K to refurb Reading eyesore tower...
Bowmer & Kirkland will start work by the end of the year on a major refurbishment of Thames Tower in Reading.
The eyesore opposite Reading train station has been empty since 2010. Plans to knock the 1970s tower down and replace it with a new 25-storey building were shelved last year. But developers Landid and Brockton Capital have now been granted planning consent for a major refurbishment scheme.
B&K will extend the current building from 12 to 16 storeys and extend the the existing 147,000 sq ft to approximately 183,000 sq ft of offices and 8,000 sq ft of restaurant/café space. Read more..