32 - 41 West Street, Reading

A Global Retail Giant Refurbishment.

Reading is a vibrant city that boasts home to some of the largest company UK headquarters such as Microsoft and Pepsico calling this Berkshire county home to their UK head offices. Now, looking to transform the way they work, the retail HQ based in Reading upgraded its large office space to start a new era of work life for it’s current and future employees. This large refurbishment will see all floors of their existing building being completely reconfigured and re-designed that sees a new cafe/bar and staff gym/studio along with a studio mock shop space and office expansion.

Within this project, the interior and exterior were dramatically changed and enhanced utilising fresh entry and security solutions. Contact us to see what we can do for your building.

Originally and still currently known in Ireland as Penny’s, these UK headquarters resides in the centre of vibrant Reading. Launching its first clothing store back in 1969, the affordable yet innovative fashion retailer offers shoppers a unique shopping experience with its staple large stores, airy layouts and competitive item pricing. Calling it a ‘worklpace of the future’ the new UK HQ spans over 130,000sq ft of redesigned space that homes 580+ employees. The challenge in this project was to unobtrusively implement secured entry solutions that could be stylish in appearance but also provide high-quality functionality.

Social Open Space with State-of-the-Art Security.

With the overall theme being togetherness, collaboration and open workspace, there was a requirement for the building to be secured yet keep the spacious feeling. The challenge in this project was to unobtrusively implement secured entry solutions that could be stylish in appearance but also provide high-quality functionality. The entry solution was to implement a bespoke revolving door, combining a Crystal Tourniket and a framed Tourniket. This customised door benefits from a hidden fully automatic drive in the ceiling that also provides LED down lighting for better user visibility. For security, a bank of tall glass Lifeline Speedlane Swings with a wide-lane setup was specified. Contact us to see what we can do for your building.

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For more information about what was included in the West Street installation download our brochure here or contact us here.

Project Location

32-41 West St, Reading RG1 1TZ

Installation Completion Date

Late 2018

Architect and Designers Architect

Morey Smith 


Mace Green 


Available upon Request

Products Installed

Lifeline Speedlane Swing Tall
Crystal Tourniket

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