Property consultancy Vail Williams is relocating its Thames Valley office to Reading town centre.
The firm moves from Thames Valley Park to the landmark Apex building adjacent to the town’s railway station in Forbury Road at the end of February.
The new office, currently being refurbished externally, is set to provide a mix of collaboration and concentration space with flexible client facing and video conference facilities.
Vail Williams’ Thames Valley office consists of a team of more than 45 people, making it the largest multi-disciplinary team in the region.
Specialisms include Agency & Development; Building Consultancy; Business Rates; Facilities Management; Investment; Lease Advisory; Occupier Advisory; Planning; Project Management; Property Asset Management and Valuation.
David Thomas, Regional Managing Partner for Vail Williams said: “This move will enable us to be at the heart of the capital of the Thames Valley region.
“Apex gives us an environment where colleagues can collaborate, innovate and engage with each other for the benefit of our clients and the ability for greater connection with the region’s other professional advisers.”
Mr Thomas added that relocating to a site next to Reading station would enable sustainable travel between offices with direct or quick rail access to the network of Vail Williams offices with 180 staff across Birmingham, Bournemouth, Gatwick, London, Portsmouth, Southampton, and Surrey.
Stephen Elliot, Assistant Fund Manager of Managed Property Fund at Legal and General, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Vail Williams to the Apex community and look forward to working closely with them to provide a first-class occupier experience.”
In addition to better travel options, the newly-refurbished space with contemporary M&E (mechanical and electrical systems) will also assist Vail Williams in meeting ongoing carbon reduction goals.
Notes to reporters
Vail Williams LLP is one of the largest independent providers of commercial and residential property advice in the UK.
Holder of the Gold accreditation from Investors in People, the firm provides property advice for landlords, occupiers, investors, developers and landowners in both the public and private sector, across the UK.
A full-service property consultancy, Vail Williams advises on a broad range of property issues – from lease advice, property valuation and planning, to asset management and property acquisition and disposal.
The firm is a specialist provider of business rates advice, having expanded its business rates team with the acquisition of business rate specialists Bisset Moffatt Hill (2016), and the general rating division of Ruddle Merz (2017).
Vail Williams employs more than 170 people, of which 50 are partners, based across its ten offices in the Midlands and south of England (Birmingham, Crawley, Woking, Heathrow, Leeds, London, Portsmouth, Reading, Southampton, Bournemouth).
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