About the blade

The Blade Community

The Blade Community breakout area

The Blade is Reading’s most iconic office building. Built in 2009, it offers occupiers a highly recognisable and central presence at the centre of Reading’s vibrant and successful business community.

The Blade Breakout space, people using laptops

Communal space, break out areas and business lounges

These provide the perfect networking opportunities for occupiers to meet with one another, share ideas and build long lasting working relationships. Events, charity fundraising and social gatherings create positive interactions and help to create and cement a feeling of togetherness and collaboration.

The community spirit is fostered and supported by having an on-site landlord providing a central point of contact for all occupiers, facilitating connections and helping to support growth ambitions through the provision of flexible office space.

The Blade Breakout Area coffee

Business Partnerships in Reading

Externally, The Blade team work closely with the two Reading Business Improvements Districts (BIDs), The Chamber of Commerce, Reading UK, the Council and various arts and community groups to create a broader network of connections and partnerships that occupiers can access and share.

The Blade, Girl on Phone

An iconic office building in a vibrant business area

The Blade has a role to play in encouraging inward investment to the Town and supporting high growth businesses that need flexibility and space to expand on demand. By having a Pure Offices business centre within the building, The Blade can and has offered a supportive ‘incubator’ to new start-ups that enjoy rapid growth but need to avoid the iterative impact that multiple relocations can create.

We were impressed with The Blade from the outset, given that it offered both dedicated lab and office space, the flexibility to scale up quickly, and a fully managed service which allowed our team to focus on the growth of the business.
Dan Daly
Dan Daly
CEO at Occuity
We are so lucky to work in a building with so many lovely companies and the people really make it a joy to come to work
Nicola Briginshaw
Nicola Briginshaw
Centre Manager at PURE Offices
I love helping everybody who comes in and making their day a little bit better.
Joanna Loboda
Joanna Loboda
Receptionist at The Blade
The Blade is a great place to come to work. There is a good variety of occupiers, amazing views and great facilities, especially the coffee machine in the business lounge!
Charlotte Gilbert
Charlotte Gilbert
Property Manager at The Blade