53-55 Vastern Road, Reading

Background

The design and layout of the scheme has been influenced by a number of factors including existing policy allocations, a desire to connect the bridge to the station and technical site constraints as set out below.

The Site Allocation

The Site Allocation

Place & Permeability

Gap in route to Thames from Town Centre.

Gap in route to Thames from Town Centre.

Pedestrian Impermeability

Pedestrian Impermeability

Site Constraints

Opportunities & Constraints

Opportunities & Constraints Key

  1. EA Constraint 8m min from River edge
  2. North Facing River Views
  3. RBC Constraint 10m min from River edge
  4. River Thames
  5. Christchurch Pedestrian Foot Bridge
  6. Existing SSE Offices to be demolished
  7. Area of Flood Plain
  8. Existing Mature Trees on Eastern Site Boundary
  9. Site Vehicular Access
  10. 55 Vastern Road (LL8 RBC Locally Listed)
  11. Mature Trees to Vastern Road
  12. South Facing views towards town centre
  13. Location of Culvert
  14. Commercial Offices at Thames Court
  15. 2 storey residential dwellings on Lynmouth Road