Clearwater Court, Reading, UK

Barton Willmore Partnership
Date Built
Completed 2001
Vastern Road and George Street
Clearwater Court is the Headquarters building of Thames Water.  Appropriately, it occupies a site beside the River Thames close to Reading Railway Station and downtown Reading.  The company moved into the  £20 million building in June of 2001. 

The building is configured in a C-shape with an internal courtyard that looks out towards the river.  Providing 82,000 square feet of office space over 5 floors it also has a "semi-basement" car park for the employees.  One of the interesting features is the twin glass-clad spiral stairways that unfortunately were swathed in scaffolding when I took these images in 2014.

In 2007 Thames Water sold Clearwater Court to Standard Life Investment Funds Limited for a reported £43million and then took out a 25 year lease to remain in the building.

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