Gillette headquarters in Reading may expand

February 10, 2017 by  

Gillette’s Reading base could expand if its owners secure relevant planning permission.

The well known brand is owned by Proctor and Gamble and the organisation hopes to construct a laboratory to enable research and development. The initiative could lead to the local employment of approximately 300 workers as it would allow the corporation to consolidate its actions in geographical terms. Demand for office stationery from Reading might receive a boost if planning permission for the scheme is granted.

Details of the application have been reported in Get Reading. The aim of the initiative is reportedly to create:

“…a well-designed, and well-constructed facility, providing a suitable environment to meet the challenges of the ever growing and changing commercial sector.”

Fresh laboratory accommodation should be fitted into a building with two levels. The structure in question will include offices. Another feature of the plan is the establishment of purpose-built spaces for collaboration. These are likely to be made in the form of floating pods.

Another idea is that the new development will require an extension of the current parking facilities. Almost 200 spaces may be created within a new car park. Furthermore, an existing connecting building called the Atrium could be transformed if the proposals are acted upon.

About 200 employees already operate from the Reading base. The workers are engaged in a range of tests and experiments on razors and other items.