Green Park Business Park

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Green Park
Green Park and Longwater.jpg
Green Park lake
Green Park Business Park is located in Reading, Berkshire
Green Park Business Park
Location within Reading
Facts and Statistics
Coordinates 51°25′08″N 0°59′06″W / 51.419°N 0.985°W / 51.419; -0.985
Website greenpark.co.uk

Green Park is a business park near junction 11 of the M4 motorway on the outskirts of Reading, but partly in the civil parish of Shinfield, in the English county of Berkshire. The site covers 195 acres (79 ha) and was developed by Prudential and PRUPIM. It is now (October 2012) owned by Oxford Properties.[1] About five thousand people work on site.

Occupiers[edit]

Main reference: Green Park Brochure[2]

100 Longwater Avenue

ACE, Ceridian, Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, Dialog, DSSEC, GMC, ICE, JLT, Pressalit Care, Quest Software, Raglan Housing, Rolta, SECBE/ICI, Sepura, Sumtotal Systems, Vocera, Wirebird

350 Longwater Avenue

Cisco

100 Brook Drive

HSBC, Synopsys, Intermec, EDMI

200 Brook Drive

Regus

250 Brook Drive

CGI

300–400 Brook Drive

Symantec

450 Brook Drive

i2 Office Ltd

500 Brook Drive

Quintiles

100 South Oak Way

Costco

240 South Oak Way

Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre The Mad House Soft Play & Party World

250 South Oak Way

Archimedes Pharma, Itergy, LivePerson, Sia

300 South Oak Way

Huawei (planned for April 2013)[3]

500 South Oak Way

PRA Health Sciences

550 South Oak Way

Thames Water

Transport[edit]

Transport between Green Park and Reading town centre is provided by bus routes 51, 52, 53 (Monday to Friday only).[4] Plans for Reading Green Park railway station (which was intended to serve both the business park and the proposed Green Park Village) have been suspended.

Green Park wind turbine[edit]

Wind turbine at Green Park.

The most visible feature of Green Park is an Enercon E-70[5] wind turbine, adjacent to the M4 motorway, and billed as the UK's most visible turbine. The blades are 33 m (108 ft) long, with a tower height of 85 m (279 ft). At a wind speed of 14 ms−1 (31 mph) the machine generates 2.05 MW of electricity (less for lower wind speeds), which is enough to power around 1,500 homes. It is owned and operated by Ecotricity and was completed in November 2005.[6] Between 2005 and 2010, it worked at 17% of its capacity, and it received £600,000 in public subsidies. In 2010, the subsidies received were thought to be worth more than the total amount of electricity that the turbine generated.[7]

Facilities[edit]

Lime Square offers a day nursery, Childbase, for pre-school children, as well as a play area for children up to 10 years, The Mad House Play & Party World. There is a Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Centre with a swimming pool, a gymnasium, health and beauty studios and fitness classes, and a waterside brasserie, Zest at Lime Square. At Lime Square you will also find an Asda Click & Collect and WH Smith store.

100 Longwater Avenue contains Byte Café and is home to The Green Park Conference Centre which hosts meeting rooms and amenities for various sized meetings and conferences.

Sport[edit]

The business park is adjacent to the Madejski Stadium, home of Reading Football Club and the London Irish rugby club. The UK's third largest annual running event, the Reading Half Marathon starts from within the business park, which provides the space needed for pre-race marshalling of the large numbers of competitors, and finishes in the stadium. The business park is home to the annual Green Park Triathlon which encourages participants to 'Commit to get Fit' and raise money for Comic Relief.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Green Park Business Park at Wikimedia Commons