Castle
    studios

    Originally founded in 1527, 15 Castle Street is one of Reading’s oldest and most iconic buildings. It is the home of Connexxions Brand & Media, who plan to transform it to house its community of creative and marketing professionals who have an eye towards the future.

    In the very heart of Reading, Castle Studios will offer flexible office space complemented by community areas where events, meetings and new friendships are formed.

    Commercial
    & creative


    Nothing beats networked thinking that happens when curious minds meet face-to-face in a shared space.

    Connexxions Media & Marketing Ltd is the lead tenant and together with its partners and friends, demonstrate deep experience working with SMEs and startups seeking to sharpen their comms, especially those working in green-tech, sustainability, ESG/CSR, innovation and green energy.

    Some of the disciplines you'll encounter at Castle Studios are: marketing strategy, data research and analysis, content creation, brand strategy, corporate video production, interior design, photography, leadership and organisation development, corporate communication, design and production.

    Artist's impression of the Gallery: for one-to-one meetings and chill out time
    Artist's impression of the Hub: for events, brainstorming and workshops
    Artist's impression of the Community Space
    Artist's impression of the Gallery: for one-to-one meetings and chill out time
    Artist's impression of the Hub: for events, brainstorming and workshops
    Artist's impression of the Community Space
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    The best part of our lives is spent solving problems for other people and being rewarded for the privilege. Our belief is that beautiful and inspiring spaces increase creativity and ability to think outside the box.

    (AI image prompt: modern office in style of Paul Klee)

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    Heritage


    In a lease dated 1527 the property was described as a tenement with garden, the lessee being one William Style, a burgess of the borough. In the 19th century John Cecil Blandy, a brewer and wine merchant resided there for a time, but earlier that century it had been the office of Mr J. Omer Cooper auctioneer and estate agent and the premises of Miss Higham’s ladies seminary. It is currently owned by Arthur op den Brouw, brand and marketing consultant. Castle Studios is one of just three Grade II* listed buildings in Reading’s St Mary’s and Castle Street conservation areas.

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    Conversion completed by Q3-4 2024


    We're working hard to get the building ready for business but we don't want to rush it either. As it's a Grade II* listed building, we need to make sure that our plans don’t detrimentally impact its fabric or original features. The property is secure and in good material condition, however, with the passing years much of the character of the property has been obscured. We'll be working closely with the local council to ensure its protection and to bring back as much of the charm as possible, while also creating beautiful modern and functional spaces.

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    Event and meeting space


    Our plan is to have two event / community spaces which will be available for hire and as our hub for connecting local businesses, charities, entrepreneurs and creatives. This is a space where people can come to meet and collaborate, share ideas and develop connections. We will also host workshops and events, for example to help young entrepreneurs and start-ups get their businesses off the ground. If you feel inspired by our vision for Castle Studios and think we should know about your thing, do contact us to find out more.

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    Contacts


    Castle Studios
    15 Castle Street, Reading RG1 7SB
    www.castlestudios.co.uk
    castellan@castlestudios.co.uk
    +44 1189 96 00 96
    +44 7776 230 950


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    Connexxions Media & Marketing Ltd
    www.connexxions.me
    arthur@connexxions.me
    +44 1189 96 00 96
    +44 7776 230 950

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