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Cybersecurity firm Rapid7 relocating to new premises in Reading

By Harry Whittle
12 May 2022

Cybersecurity firm Rapid7 is taking up new enlarged premises in Reading.

M&G Real Estate have signed a ten year lease with Rapid7, on a 22,616 sq ft property at 2 Forbury Place.

Relocating from its current premises in Theale, Rapid7 will occupy the first floor of the building in what is believed to be one of the largest office leasing deals of the year in the Thames Valley area.

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The 14,116 sq ft expansion indicates the company’s focus on its workforce by selecting a workspace that benefits from excellent connectivity, exceptional infrastructure, and a vast array of amenities.

Forming part of the wider Forbury Place estate – an established business district comprising 600,000 sq ft of office space over three buildings, Rapid 7 joins a high-quality line up of tenants across the portfolio including KPMG, SSE, PWC and Osborne Clarke.

Aaron Pope, Director, Asset Management at M&G Real Estate, said: “This significant display of confidence in Forbury Place and the Reading town centre office market more widely, highlights the continued demand for prime workspaces in the business districts of key urban centres.

“The Forbury Place property is a prime example of our drive to develop, reposition and invest in high quality office assets across the UK and Europe’s major towns and cities, to command premium rents from UK and international occupiers which have sustainability and wellbeing at their core.”

Michael Keimig, Senior Real Estate Manager for Rapid7, added: “We are excited to be moving into our new offices at 2 Forbury Place later this year.

"We selected the space because of its great location as well as the many amenities available to our employees, and we are confident Forbury Place will provide the next evolution in our workplace and a great home for our UK Based team."

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