A new sustainable headquarters office building of 41,381 sq ft in the heart of Reading town centre, three minutes walk from Reading railway station.

Incorporating a highly sustainable design, 9 Greyfriars is the first office building in the south east to achieve a BREEAM 'OUTSTANDING' and EPC A, offering an exceptional environment and reduced operational costs.


The greenest building in Reading

Highly Sustainable

9 Greyfriars is the first building South East to achieve BREEAM 'Outstanding' and an EPC A, providing occupiers with excellent energy efficiency and low carbon credentials.

This highly sustainable building not only has lower operating costs, but has also been carefully designed to incorporate features that positively enhance occupier health, wellbeing and productivity.

  • Achieved EPC Rating A
  • ‘Achieved BREEAM 'Outstanding'
  • Building Energy Management System
  • Performance Solar Control Glazing
  • Heat Recovery Within A/C & Ventilation Systems
  • Low VOC Paint Improving Air Quality
  • 22 Secure Cycle Rack Spaces
  • Excellent Natural Light
  • 1,542 sq ft Roof Terrace
  • Multi Sensor LED Lighting Control
  • Responsibly Sourced Timber

High Efficiency

A high quality, contemporary office space for today’s modern business occupier.

Office occupiers will pay significantly less than a typical office for their energy consumption. Energy costs are estimated to be £8.54 per sq m per annum, this is compared to a good practice UK office of £32.31 per sq m and a typical UK office of £50.50 per sq m.
(Benchmarks have been taken from CIBSE Guide F)

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£ 8.54 per sq m p.a

Good Practice
UK Office

£ 32.31 per sq m p.a

UK Office

£ 50.50 per sq m p.a


Flexible & Spacious

Full Grade a Specification

  • BREEAM 'Outstanding'
  • EPC rating 'A'
  • New glazed facade
  • VRV air conditioning
  • 2 x 10 person passenger lifts
  • Metal tile suspended ceiling
  • Highly efficient LED lighting with sensor controls
  • 2.7 floor to ceiling height
  • Raised access floor with 150mm void
  • 1.5m planning grid
  • 1:8 sq m occupational density
  • Roof Terrace
  • Male & female WCs on all floors
  • Disabled WCs, showers and lockers
  • Equality Act compliant
  • Shower and locker facilities
  • 19 car parking spaces
  • Secure storage for 22 bicycles


Schedule of areas

Roof Terrace1431,542
Total (Excluding Roof Terrace)3,71041,381
Approximate net lettable floor areas

(G) Ground Floor

9,169 sq ft (852 sq m)

(1) First Floor

10,161 sq ft (944 sq m)

(2) Second Floor

10,426 sq ft (969 sq m)

(3) Third Floor

8,642 sq ft (803 sq m)

‘Almost all UK office
workers view natural light
and access to outdoor
space as key factors in
their wellbeing.’

(British Council for Offices Well Being at Work Study)


Seriously well connected

Ideally situated being just a 3 minute walk from Reading railway station, which has recently undergone an £850m redevelopment.

The station provides direct access to London Paddington in 25 minutes with trains every 4 minutes at peak times. There are also regular direct services to Birmingham, Bristol and Cardiff.

From 2019, The Elizabeth Line (formerly Crossrail) will provide direct access to over 40 stations and will significantly improve access into London’s West End, City and Docklands. In addition, when completed, the Western Rail Link to Heathrow will provide direct rail access to London Heathrow Airport in just 28 minutes.

  • Connections Map

  • Journey Times

  • Location Map

  • Elizabeth Line (from Reading 2019)

Excellent road connections to M4

World class connections

Reading rail station

26 minutes to London

Ready for The Elizabeth Line

Extensive local bus services

Rail Times (from Reading) Frequency (p/hr)

  • Paddington / 25 mins 16
  • Bristol Temple Meads / 74 mins 4
  • Gatwick Airport / 76 mins 4
  • Birmingham / 97 mins 3
  • Oxford / 23 mins 7
  • Heathrow Airport / 62 mins 5

Road Times (from Reading)

  • Heathrow Airport 34 mins / 28 miles
  • Gatwick Airport 65 mins / 56 miles
  • London 48 mins / 40 miles
  • M25 (J15) 27 mins / 24 miles
  • M4 (J11) 8 mins / 3.5 miles
  • M4 (J10) 10 mins / 5.5 miles

Town Centre Amenities and Occupiers

Reading is considered the commercial capital of the Thames Valley and is home to many leading companies from a diverse range of business sectors including a high concentration of FTSE 100 companies and 13 of the world’s top 30 brands.

  • RRetail
  • LLeisure
  • BBars, Restaurant, Café
  • OOccupiers

  • Amenities and Occupiers


Forbury Gardens

John Lewis


The Oracle

(shopping centre)


River Thames


A Philosophy of quality

McKay Securities PLC is a commercial property investment company with Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) status.

The company has established a long track record of developing and refurbishing high quality, contemporary office and industrial properties in South East England and London.

Completed schemes are retained and managed from McKay’s head office in Reading.

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Prospero, Redhill, RH1

(under constuction)

66 Wilson Street, EC2A

30 Lombard Street, EC3

(under constuction)

329 Bracknell, RG12

203 Blackfriars Road, SE1

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  • 9-Greyfriars Brochure pdf
  • Connectivity Reportpdf
  • Energy Cost Saving Reportpdf
  • Specificationpdf

Floor Plans


Further Information available from

Keith Wise

Charlie Benn

Jeremy Metcalfe

Edward Smith

A development by

Andrew Jones

Richard Morgan

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