Chatham Place, in the centre of Reading, is a high quality mixed use development designed to expand the city centre outside of its current boundaries and evolved through close liaison with Reading Borough Council, the main landlord of the site, and Muse Developments.
There were two phases to the development. The affordable housing was built in phase one, together with a 590 space multi-storey car park, 211 private apartments and 98 key worker apartments together with extensive public realm and infrastructure works. The second phase of the development incorporates two residential buildings of 9 and 19 storeys with ground floor retail, a basement car park, a public urban garden and improvements to highways and pedestrian linkages to the town centre.
Faithful+Gould was appointed as quanity surveyor and worked collaboratively with the project team to overcome the challenges of decontamination, services diversions, significant demolition works and logistical issues. Faithful+Gould has been involved in the project as construction cost consultants and quantity surveyors since 2004.